Meals on Wheels driver

We're looking for friendly volunteer drivers to deliver meals in neighbourhoods across New Zealand.

Our Meals on Wheels service supports elderly, 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 stop in for a friendly chat, to people in need in communities across New Zealand.

New Zealand Red Cross requires its people – employees, members and those that volunteer their time – to be fully vaccinated. If you are interested in volunteering for New Zealand Red Cross you will need to provide your ‘My vaccine Pass’ when required. This is important as we place our people at the heart of everything we do, ensuring we take steps to prioritise health, safety and well-being.

Schedule

  • Volunteers needed on weekdays around lunchtime.
  • Shift start times vary from 10.30am to 12 noon depending on location and route 
  • Delivery routes typically last between 1-3 hours
  • Volunteer shift duration varies by location and route.
  • Shift duration may vary daily depending on the number of meals and traffic
  • Most of our volunteers deliver meals once every 2–4 weeks

Requirements

  • Ability to use your own vehicle
  • Ability to pass an NZ Police Vetting check
  • Valid full driver's license
  • Valid MyVaccine pass

Urgent Needs

AUCKLAND

  • Auckland - Howick / Pakuranga

  • Auckland - Middlemore / Mangere

  • Auckland - Mount Eden (Balmoral Road)

  • Auckland - Papakura

  • Auckland - Papatoetoe / Ōtara

  • Waiheke Island - Surfdale

WAIKATO

  • Hamilton

BAY OF PLENTY

  • Tauranga - Central

  • Tauranga - Mount Maunganui / Papamoa

MANAWATU-WHANGANUI

  • Palmerston North

All Other Locations

We have over 30 Meals on Wheels services across the country. Please see below for all locations and details on local needs.

NORTHLAND

AUCKLAND

  • Auckland - Avondale

  • Auckland - Belmont

  • Auckland - Glendowie

  • Auckland - Grey Lynn

  • Auckland - Greenlane

  • Auckland - Henderson / West Auckland

  • Auckland - Manurewa

  • Auckland - Milford

  • Auckland - Orakei

  • Auckland - Parnell

WAIKATO

  • Morrinsville

  • Te Aroha

  • Te Awamutu

HAWKE'S BAY

  • Hastings

  • Havelock North

  • Napier

  • Waipawa

  • Waipukurau

TARANAKI

  • Inglewood

  • New Plymouth

WELLINGTON

  • Paekakariki

  • Paraparaumu

  • Upper Hutt

  • Waikanae

WAIRARAPA

  • Greytown

  • Masterton

MARLBOROUGH

  • Blenheim

WEST COAST

  • Greymouth

  • Reefton

  • Westport

  • Hokitika

CANTERBURY

  • Christchurch - Aranui

  • Christchurch - Hilmorton

  • Christchurch - Hornby

  • Christchurch - Linwood

  • Christchurch - Middleton

  • Christchurch - Redwood

  • Christchurch - Richmond

OTAGO

  • Balclutha

  • Mosgiel

SOUTHLAND

  • Invercargill

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