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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!