Who is eligable for Meals on Wheels?
Meals on Wheels is not means tested and is a service geared to the needs of frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their caregivers. Potential clients of Meals on Wheels can refer themselves, be referred by a family member, friend, doctor or hospital.
What is the food like?
The food provided is flavorful and nutritionally balanced. The entree includes protien, starch and vegetables. Menus are designed to be healthy and varied. Our food provider Beets 'n Boos works hard to accomodate our clients.
How much to meals cost?
Our meals are very affordable. Please contact our office for meal costs at (250) 763-2424.
How do I become a volunteer?
Complete our online form and/or call our office at (250) 763-2424 for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!
How much time is required when volunteering?
Approximately 1.5 - 2 hours, one day per week is appreciated. Or the volunteer may be registered on an on-call basis, if that is their choice.
What type of commitment is required to volunteer?
We need to have a commitment to be available for the time and route agreed upon and receive advance notice of time away.
Does Meals on Wheels reimburse any of my expenses during volunteering?
We have a small remuneration for auto expense based on mileage.
Is it possible to get a letter of reference from Meals on Wheels?
We are happy to provide a Letter of Reference for volunteers who provide a dependable and responsible commitment.
Is a criminal check required?
What can I expect from volunteering?
You will experience the satisfaction of knowing you are providing a vital service to the community. You will make new friends, learn new skills, and probably grow in self-esteem and confidence. There may be some challenging moments, but remember your involvement is brightening others' lives and making a real difference.