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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to get involves, meet new people and make a real difference in your community. It can provide an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Want to volunteer but not sure what is involved? We’ve put together the following volunteer descriptions to help you choose the right position for you. We hope to hear from you very soon!
 

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Some opportunities have been adapted or suspended in light of covid. Please call for more information.
 

Meal Delivery Driver Bolton and Orangeville

Time Commitment: 1 hour (approximately), over the noon hour.

Minimum Contribution: Once a week or biweekly for approximately two hours.

Description: Deliver hot meals to residents in your community.  Volunteer drivers pick up hot meals at one of three locations closest to them and deliver the meals to clients within a specified area. Route sheets and maps are provided with any special instructions. Drivers also provide a security check for clients, ensuring that clients are safe and will follow up with CMOW staff if they have any concerns.

Requirements: Must be friendly, reliable and enjoy spending time with seniors. A vulnerable sector police check (no cost to volunteer) is also required and driver must have their own vehicle.

Meal Pick Up and Delivery Locations: Meals are picked up Monday, Wednesday and Friday, around 11:30am, at the Albion Bolton Community Centre for Bolton and Caledon routes; at Caledon East for Caledon East and area residents; at Lord Dufferin in Orangeville for Orangeville residents. 

Reimbursement and Training: Mileage is paid and training will be provided.

 

FAQs

What if I am sick or going away on vacation? Do I have to find someone to take my shift?

No, our staff will find a volunteer to fill in for you if you’re sick. If you are planning to be away for a period of time, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible so that another volunteer can pick up your shift.

Will I deliver to the same people each time I drive?

Yes, you will be assigned a specific route and will generally be delivering to the same clients each time enabling you to get to know some really great people!

Apply Today!

Fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

 

 

In-Home Friendly Visiting

Time Commitment: 1 hour (approximately).

Minimum Contribution: Once a week for approximately one hour.

Description: Provide companionship to seniors in your community. Volunteers are matched with clients and visit them once a week in their homes at a mutually agreed upon time. Prior to meeting a client, volunteers will have a one-on-one orientation session with the Volunteer Coordinator.  The Volunteer Coordinator will also accompany the volunteer to the first visit with client.  CMOW offers three types of in-home visits. 

“Let’s Get Together” -Participate in friendly activities such as puzzles, cards, going for a walk, or chatting with your client. Telechats are friendly phone calls with clients that would prefer their visit over the phone.

“Let’s Exercise”- An opportunity for our clients, that can’t get out to exercise, to have the exercise come to them. Volunteers deliver a simple 10 step chair exercise program on a weekly basis. Volunteers receive training to deliver this program.

“Let’s do Lunch” is a visit with lunch.  Volunteers pick up two Meals on Wheels meals to be enjoyed with client over the noon hour. Volunteer’s lunch is free.

 

Requirements: Must be friendly, reliable and enjoy spending time with seniors. A vulnerable sector police check (no cost to volunteer) and valid driver’s license is also required. 

Reimbursement and Training: Mileage is not reimbursed, but training will be provided.

 

FAQs

Would I use my own car if we decided to go out shopping or for a coffee?

Yes, if you have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Before you take the client out, there are some forms to be completed and we would need a copy of your driver’s abstract.

What if I feel the client and I are not a good match?

We try to match clients and volunteers that have similar interests.  We will provide support and are always looking for feedback.  If you feel a match isn’t working for you we would definitely try to find a client that might be a better fit.

Apply Today!

Fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

 

 

Special Events Volunteer

Time Commitment: Depends on event.

Minimum Contribution: Occasionally, when events are scheduled. 

Description: Help out at special luncheons or at CMOW fundraisers. Great for those interested in event planning!  Also a great way for students collecting volunteer hours to get involved.

Requirements: Must be friendly, reliable, and able to work in a team environment. A police check (no cost to volunteer) may be required.

Training: Volunteers may undergo some training.

Apply Today!

Fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

 

 

Office Administrative Volunteer

Time Commitment: 1 – 3 hours (approximately), depending on the volunteer’s availability.

Minimum Contribution: No minimum

Description: Assist with a variety of office tasks including: mailings, phone surveys, assisting clients with food orders, and much more!  

Requirements: Must be friendly, reliable, and able to work in a team environment. A police check (no cost to volunteer) may be required.  

Training: Volunteers may undergo some training.

Apply Today!

Fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

 

 

Fundraising

Time Commitment: 1 – 3 hours (approximately), depending on the volunteer’s availability.

Minimum Contribution: No minimum

Description: Assist the Marketing and Fundraising Committee with their efforts. For example, help with fundraising campaigns and projects.

Requirements: Must be friendly, reliable, and able to work in a team environment. A police check (no cost to volunteer) may be required.  

Training: Volunteers may undergo some training.

Apply Today!

Fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

 

 

Seniors Social and Wellness Program Volunteer

Time Commitment: Coordinators usually require 3 hours of help late morning or over the noon hour depending on the program being run.

Minimum Contribution: Weekly.

Description: We have programs running at several buildings throughout Caledon, Orangeville and Brampton every Monday through Friday. Assist with the Seniors programs which provide participants with interesting, educational and fun activities. The programs promote and support health, wellness and independent living.  Whether it is a guest speaker or entertainer, a seasonal party, special luncheon, exercise class, discussion group or a creative activity.

Requirements:Must be friendly, reliable, able to work in a team environment and enjoy spending time with seniors. A police check (no cost to volunteer) is required.

Training:Orientation and training will be provided.

 

Fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

 

 

Board of Directors

Time Commitment: Approximately 8 hours per month

Minimum Contribution: 1 year minimum commitment

Description: The Board of Directors governs Caledon Meals on Wheels in accordance with its Articles of Incorporation, its By-laws, governance policies, and all relevant legislation.  The Board adheres to a model of governance through which it provides strategic leadership and direction to Caledon Meals on Wheels by establishing policies, making governance decisions and monitoring performance related to the key dimensions of Caledon Meals on Wheel’s business plan as well as its own performance.

Requirements: The CMOW Board seeks applicants who have knowledge and skill in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Legal
  • Fundraising/ Resource Development
  • Policy Development
  • Governance
  • Health/ Social Service Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Community Outreach/ Communications

CMOW also encourages applicants who reflect the diversity of the community, and individuals who have played leadership roles in local community groups, businesses or organizations. Being a provider of health and community support services for seniors, we also are seeking individuals who are passionate about this sector, and are comfortable with and enjoy leading change.
Please note this volunteer opportunity is subject to a criminal record or vulnerable sector record check.
Training: Board Orientation and training is provided.

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our Volunteer Application today.

Kitchen Volunteers

Caledon Meals on Wheels is now cooking “in-house”!  If you would enjoy Volunteering in our kitchen this is an exciting opportunity to help with food prep, baking, packing of meals and washing dishes.  Program runs Monday through Friday and minimum commitment would be one 3 hour shift weekly.

Requirements: Must be friendly and love being in the kitchen!

Location: Albion Bolton Community Center

Training: remote and onsite training provided

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our Volunteer Application today.

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Meals & Groceries Throughout
The Year

407

Seniors receiving Social & Wellness Checks & Visits

25248

Safety Checks & Friendly Visits

120

Volunteers

3655

Volunteer Hours

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