Meals On Wheels Driver

Delivering nutritious, fresh, and delicious hot or cold meals to vulnerable or socially isolated elderly clients in the community around Harrogate and Knaresborough. Meals On Wheels volunteers are vital to operate this extremely important service. Often our elderly clients spend their days alone, and our Volunteer "Food Angels" are a source of light and happiness when arriving on their doorsteps!

Harrogate & Ripon Meals On Wheels drivers collect meals from The Cuttings where our kitchen facilities are, deliver meals with the use of their own cars to our wonderful clients, carry out short wellbeing checks, and update the Hospitality Coordinator on any client queries or concerns. Timings for deliveries are collection at 11.30am and usually returned to The Cuttings site by 1pm.

We are looking for volunteers to support any day of the week (particularly as we enter the Summer holidays - a busy time for us with clients AND with volunteers going on a well-earned holiday!).

Come and join our wonderful team of Volunteer Food Angels, if you can spare even just one lunch time per week!

Practical information:
DBSs are paid for by the organisation.
Mileage is paid at 45p per mile!

Skills or experience required?:

Skills and qualities needed for the role:
Full UK driving license
Use of own vehicle
A caring and bubbly personality to brighten the days of all our clients.

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS), Drivers licence, A car
This opportunity is suitable for: Groups
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Befriending & buddying, Driving, Food & meals
Type(s) of cause supported: Homelessness & housing, Local community, Older people
Where is the opportunity located?: Harrogate
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Minimum of 2 hours on 1 day
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: