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

Aging is a journey that requires thoughtful and careful planning. Our Senior’s Care and Wellness team is here to support seniors so they can thrive at home with dignity and independence. With programs like Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visiting, Home Support and our Senior’s Active Living Centers, WoodGreen strives to promote the social well-being of seniors in our community.

Drivers and runners with Meals on Wheels, make a difference in the community, One Meal at a Time!



  • 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.): Meal Distribution is across East Toronto, within the boundaries of Don Valley Parkway to West Victoria Park and Danforth South to Easter Avenue, Routes coordination and assignment is flexible.




  • The Volunteer Services provided orientation opportunities via special events and through an online Learning platform
  • Training on falls prevention
  • Program specific directions are provided


Screening Requirements:

  • Online Background check
  • (2) References check
  • COVID Vaccination Receipt


Important Note: while you are filling out the application form, scroll down to the Screening Questions related to the Volunteer role you are applying to. You may skip screening questions related to different roles you are NOT applying to.

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

Volunteers in action

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