Meals on Wheels Runner

Registration is required
2–4 hours per week, 3-month commitment
This service is offered on-site
Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital (1 Bridgepoint Dr.) Toronto

About the position

WoodGreen’s Seniors’ Care and Wellness team is here to support seniors so they can thrive at home with dignity and independence. Our Meals on Wheels program strives to increase food security and promote the social well-being of seniors and adults with disabilities. We are seeking a volunteer runner to deliver nutritious hot and frozen meals to clients in the community.




  • Accompany the volunteer driver on assigned meal delivery routes
  • Load meals into the vehicle at the dispatch point
  • Deliver meals according to special diets and instructions
  • Provide at-home security and wellness checks



What You Bring to the Team:

  • Sensitive to the needs of older adults experiencing social isolation or living with disabilities
  • Professional, patient and compassionate, with a desire to help older adults
  • Effective communication and active listening skills
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and build strong working relationships


Shift Hours:

  • The program runs Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Volunteers must choose 1 or 2 days per week and commit to those shifts



  • At least one shift (2 hours) per week
  • 3-month minimum commitment



  • Staff support and training will take place at 1430-A Gerrard St. E.
  • Meals are dispatched from Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital (1 Bridgepoint Dr.)




  • Orientation to WoodGreen’s programs, policies, and procedures
  • Training on falls prevention
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning


Screening Requirements:

  • Online Background check
  • (2) References check

Covid-19 Precautions

  • WoodGreen provides volunteers with masks, sanitizer and disposable gloves
  • PPE training will be conducted to orient new volunteers to COVID-19 precautions
  • Volunteers will deliver meals packed in plastic bags and leave them at the front door following social distancing protocols. If the client is bedridden, volunteers will leave the meal on a dining table or counter


Effective September 7, 2021, all new volunteers will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to commencing volunteering

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Ready to Participate?

Apply now and join us to make the difference in our community.


Need Help?

Volunteer Office

Wafaa El-Osta

(647) 248-0619
(437) 218-2615


815 Danforth Ave. , Suite 300
Toronto , ON
M4J 1L2


Monday to Friday

9AM – 5PM