The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
1 in 6 seniors struggles with hunger. You can change that with just 2 hours a week.
Glenbrook Packers organize and assemble prepared meals from Glenbrook Hospital and arrange them in such a way that allows our delivery drivers to pick up the meals quickly and efficiently.
Meals at Home is partnered with area hospitals and restaurants to provide daily, fresh meal deliveries to Seniors and others in Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette-Kenilworth, Winnetka-Northfield, and Glenview. Meals are picked up by volunteers between 11-11:30am and delivered on predetermined routes Monday-Saturday (including Holidays). Hands on training and ongoing support is provided.
Report to Glenbrook Hospital at 9AM
Ensure correct number of meals, and assembling cold/hot meals into bags arranging them by route
Promptly report any problems with order to the Meals at Home office.
Notify Meals at Home office if driver does not show up for their route.
Be prepared to complete the route if necessary
Must be comfortable and safe while handling food
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
Drivers must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration and insurance. (Runners may be under 21; minors must be accompanied by a registered volunteer parent or guardian.)
Must be a driver in good standing with the State of Illinois or issuing state.
Must be physically able to get in and out of a vehicle repeatedly and walk short distances.
Desire to serve others with respect for people of different backgrounds and abilities.
Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public.
Respect and maintain confidentiality of Meals at Home volunteers, partners, and donors.
2 hours per shift. 1 day per week.
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Meals at Home fosters health and contributes to individual well-being and independence by delivering nutritious meals, medically prescribed diets, and providing other supportive services to the homebound, elderly, disabled and others temporarily unable to care for their nutritional needs.