Meals on Wheels driver

We're urgently looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals all around New Zealand.  Apply now to make a difference in your community. 

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 volunteer drivers to deliver hot meals and stop for a friendly chat.

When we need you

  • Most of our volunteers deliver meals once every 2–4 weeks.
  • We need volunteer drivers on weekdays around lunchtime.
  • You will start your shift between 10.30am and 12 noon depending on the location and route. 
  • You will usually take between 1 and 3 hours to drive your delivery route.
  • The time on the road varies by location and route. It can also vary each shift depending on the number of meals you are delivering and the traffic conditions. 

Requirements for meals on wheels volunteer drivers

  • Your own vehicle
  • Valid full driver's licence
  • Ability to pass an NZ Police Vetting check

Meals on wheels volunteer drivers urgently needed in these locations:

NORTHLAND

  • Kaitaia

AUCKLAND

  • Auckland - Avondale

  • Auckland - Greenlane

  • Auckland - Howick / Pakuranga

  • Auckland - Manurewa

  • Auckland - Middlemore / Mangere

  • Auckland - Papakura

  • Auckland - Papatoetoe / Ōtara

  • Waiheke Island - Surfdale

WAIKATO

  • Hamilton

BAY OF PLENTY

  • Tauranga - Central

  • Tauranga - Mount Maunganui / Papamoa

MANAWATU-WHANGANUI

  • Palmerston North

West Coast

  • Greymouth

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 - Belmont

  • Auckland - Glendowie

  • Auckland - Grey Lynn

  • Auckland - Henderson / West Auckland

  • Auckland - Milford

  • Auckland - Mount Eden (Balmoral Road)

  • 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

TASMAN

  • Motueka

MARLBOROUGH

  • Blenheim

WEST COAST

  • 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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