It's not only clients whose lives are enhanced by Meals on Wheels. People who give time to Meals on Wheels say volunteering has added a new dimension to their lives. The satisfaction of doing something practical yet personal is reward in itself.
Volunteers are crucial to the operation of every Meals on Wheels organisation. They drive the cars and deliver the meals and other food services to clients, as well as helping run the service by serving on the management committee. The committee receives government funding for the running of the organisation at the local level and is responsible for its governance.
Depending which service they work with, volunteers can also assist transporting clients to a community centre to enjoy a meal along with other social activities. Others may be able to provide office skills helping set up databases, writing newsletters or preparing promotional fliers for events. No matter what an individual can offer, every bit of help adds up to a happier, healthier community.
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