About Meals on Wheels Monaghan
Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to individuals at home who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals.
Research shows that home-delivered meal programs significantly improve diet quality, increase nutrient intakes and improve quality-of-life among the recipients.
Volunteer assistants are being sought for the Meals on Wheels service in Monaghan town. Assistants will be asked to:
help carry the food from the collection point to the vehicle
help carry the food into the homes of the elderly people around Monaghan town
spend a few minutes chatting with the older people they encounter on the delivery route
accompany the driver as they return containers to the collection point
Volunteers will complete their deliveries in pairs. The role of the assistant is to accompany the driver on the route and help deliver the meals.
What's required for this position
Volunteers should be very reliable, trustworthy and patient.
- Community Development/ Social work
- Hospitality/ Befriending
- Personable Skills
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: 6 months
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Other location details:
Screening details for this role:
- Garda Vetting
- Informal Interviews
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteers will be contributing to a valuable community service which benefits the lives of older people in the community