Volunteer with Us
A huge thank you from Meals on Wheels to the South Australian community for your overwhelming response to our call out for emergency volunteers! We’re putting all of our efforts into making sure all those who have offered to help are placed on a branch roster.
We are always welcoming new Meals on Wheels volunteers, so if you’d like to become one, register your interest today using the below form!
A win:win:win. Good for us, good for your employees, and good for your business.
For your business, corporate volunteering can lead to increased brand recognition and an enhanced brand reputation, among other benefits. For your employees, corporate volunteering is a form of professional development. They will learn new skills and gain knowledge. It can also lead to better satisfaction, engagement and teamwork with their peers. Of course, the extra volunteers are great for us too!
What is student volunteering?
Meals on Wheels offers a limited number of formal student volunteer placements as an opportunity for high school and tertiary students to experience work in one of our kitchen branches. Students who undertake a placement have the opportunity to not only help with the everyday workings of one of our kitchens but to also learn new skills in food preparation and the delivery of meals.
How does it benefit students?
Students can expect to experience a sense of achievement in helping out in their community. A placement in a Meals on Wheels kitchen will help students to gain skills and knowledge in the area of food preparation, food safety, teamwork and more.
How does it benefit MoWSA?
Student volunteer placements are an important way for Meals on Wheels SA to gain awareness amongst younger members of the community. It’s a way we continue to grow by acquiring new volunteers and clients.
How does it work?
Students and parents are encouraged to speak to their school. A student volunteer placement can only be arranged through a School Coordinator at a school that we have a working relationship with.
Work hours of students are the same as our regular volunteers: 7:30am—1:00pm, or 9:00am – 1:00pm. However, these hours may vary depending on individual kitchens and branches.
Where to from here?
School Coordinators may contact our MoWSA Volunteer Administration Officer:
T: 8271 8700
M: PO Box 406, Unley, 5061.
A reminder that MoWSA does not have the resources to handle enquiries directly from students and/or parents. If you have a query, please contact your School’s Coordinator.