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Meals on Wheels Delivery Person

Sligo Social Services

About Sligo Social Services

Sligo Social Services Council Ltd. is a voluntary company, limited by guarantee, established to respond to the needs of individuals, families and communities in the Sligo region promoting justice, equality and the dignity of the human being. Volunteers are central to the work of Sligo Social Services. Volunteers work alongside professional staff to deliver vital services to those in need.

What's Involved

This is a very interesting and rewarding role for a reliable and friendly person, and many of our volunteers have been delivering for 10 to 20 years.

As a Meals on Wheels Delivery Person, you would call to collect hot meals at approx. 11.45 one day a week. Using your own car, you deliver 12 to 15 meals in an area less than 5 miles from Sligo town.

You may be the only person the meal recipient talks to that day. A few cheery words go a long way, especially as people are more isolated than ever.

We will explain the guidelines to ensure everybody’s safety and well being while collecting and delivering meals.
We would love to hear from you.

What's required for this position

The drivers need to be confidential reliable and friendly. You must be willing to follow best practice procedures in everyone's interest

  • Drivers
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
The meals are collected from Sligo Social Services.

Other location details:
The volunteer will travel to 8 houses in an area less that 5 miles from Sligo

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Application Form

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Learning Disability

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers become part of a team and provide a very worthy service. They meet the same recipients each week and a friendly relationship is often established. Volunteers report satisfaction and enjoy the role immensely.

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Sligo
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