What does being a Meals on Wheels driver involve?

Time, petrol and a smile! Meals are delivered to people who, because of age or health, need a little support to help them live independently. Depending on availability, drivers can volunteer a few times a month, once a week or even every day!

What inspired you to volunteer?

Being self-employed and working from home I found myself with a little bit of free time on my hands. I chose to spend this by giving back to my community. Meals on Wheels is an important service and I honestly see it as my duty as a citizen to contribute to the community as long as I'm able.

What do you know now that you didn’t when you started volunteering?

I don't think I realised how many services the public use that are volunteer-based. I particularly didn't realise the scale and the need of a service like Meals on Wheels. I'm only able to help out a little but every little bit helps!

What’s your favourite part about being a Red Cross volunteer?

Doing my bit, joking around with my regular clients and helping them out if need be. It's not always about just delivering food!

How can people get involved in Meals on Wheels?

Learn more about delivering Meals on Wheels in your community or pop into your local Red Cross service centre for information.