What do they do? Operating for over 60 years, Meals on Wheels brings food and company to elderly people and those with limited mobility directly to their homes. The nutritious meals are secondary to the delivery of conversation and attention to those who may not get the chance to socialise often. It’s about maintaining our senior and disabled community members’ well-being and sense of independence in their own homes.
What could you do for them? Meals on Wheels is always looking for drivers, whether that be delivering food to someone in their home or delivering that someone to a social event or group activity. The organisation’s motto ‘more than just a meal’ is indicative of the kind of commitment you’d be making; the quality of your visit is less pizza delivery driver and more about fostering meaningful friendship.
How do I sign up? Meals on Wheels has a huge network all over Australia – head to the website to find your local branch and sign up to be a driver. If you don’t have a vehicle or license, but are still interested in participating, there are other organisational roles you could be perfect for, such as joining your local committee or office duties.