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Role description

Our Meals on Wheels service supports older, ill, and disabled people living at home who would otherwise struggle to provide healthy meals for themselves. We need volunteers keen to deliver hot meals and a friendly chat, to people in need across New Zealand.

Your tasks

Most of our drivers deliver meals once a week every two weeks, however shifts are flexible. 

  • Start your shift between 10:30am and 12pm.
  • Pick up meals in your car. 
  • Deliver to clients and have a brief chat at the door.  
  • Go home feeling good that you’ve helped someone out today.  

Volunteer requirements and training

You’ll need to be a friendly person who has their own car and a full driver licence. We’ll train you in how to carry out the role and you’ll be supported by Red Cross volunteers or staff members.   

Information about access to Meals on Wheels

Anyone who wants Meals on Wheels first speaks to their GP or other health professional. They assess eligibility, and send a referral to New Zealand Red Cross.  

Read more information about access to Meals on Wheels. 

Commitment required
Shift duration
2 hours
Shift time
Min age
18 years
4 to 8 hours
New Zealand Police - support services (vulnerable adults)
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Vehicle with valid registration (rego) and warrant of fitness (WoF)
  • Two character references
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"I always thought when I’d retire I’d do some sort of volunteer work, so when the time came, I signed up to be a Meals on Wheels driver."

Jenny, volunteer Meals on Wheels driver