formerly Meals Victoria

More than just a meal

Volunteer


People who give time to Meals on Wheels often say that volunteering adds a new dimension to their lives. The satisfaction of doing something practical, yet personal, is reward in itself. Depending which service they work with, volunteers not only deliver meals, but also assist transporting clients to community centres to enjoy a meal along with other social activities. Others may be able to provide office skills, by helping set up databases, writing newsletters or preparing promotional fliers for events.

The most commonly mentioned benefits include

  • You never know who you’ll meet and the fascinating stories you’ll hear. Many people forget that our clients are as diverse in background as any other sector of society.
  • Being part of a team whose sole focus is to enhance and sustain people’s quality of life.
  • Interaction and socialisation with other volunteers
  • Being connected into your local community
  • Knowing that you’re contribution is making a real difference

 To find out more about how to become a Volunteer, please find your local service

Also, if you have previous management, executive or administrative experience, our incorporation is always open to contributions from people. Nationally, many of States have management committees or boards that benefit from a broad skill base. These include people from the community or business sector that may have little to no experience of meals on wheels, but offer a wealth of other expertise. If you’d like to discuss, email Maree Lyster-Sturman, on namruts@bigpond.com.