The Meals on Wheels service helps people all around New Zealand who are living at home but need a little extra support by providing them with a hot, healthy meal every day. Red Cross volunteers deliver around 12,000 hot meals every week across NZ - would you like to join the local team?
In Blenheim, Meals on Wheels are delivered by a team of volunteers who deliver to 3 zones around the greater Blenheim area. Volunteers pick up meals up from Wairau Hospital between 10:30 and 10:45am, deliver the meals with a friendly greeting (the number of meals each day will vary depending on who is in need) and then return containers around 1pm (or earlier). During the route, meal deliverers double check dietary requirements of each meal recipient to ensure everyone gets the correct meal.
If you're a friendly person who wants to make a tangible difference in the lives of people in your community, and you have a few spare hours during weekdays, this is the role for you!
Full training and orientation is required. The local coordinator, Belinda, is also available to support new volunteers and pass on any concerns that volunteers have about meal recipients.
Volunteers applying for this role will need a current Full Driver's Licence and a car with a current registration and Warrant of Fitness.
This role is recommended for people who are in good health themselves.
✅ Volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for this role (including a booster if eligible).
Minimum of one day per month, 10:30am to 1pm.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.