A volunteer-based service


Meals-on-Wheels depends on volunteers who want to be involved in their community.  Over 2000 participate in Montreal-area Meals-on-Wheels groups, offering an invaluable service to thousands of their fellow citizens.

A traditional Meals-on-Wheels group, often operating out of a church basement, is generally made up of about 20 volunteers who work in alternating teams of seven or eight:  a cook, two assistant cooks, a driver, two servers and two dishwashers.

An executive committee composed of a president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer and a liaison officer makes sure the group functions smoothly.

Many of the newer Meals-on-Wheels groups and Lunch Clubs are based in community centres for seniors which depend on volunteers for a variety of services.


Do you have few hours to give?

The Volunteer Bureau of Montreal has requests from hundreds of non-profit community organizations needing volunteers, including some of our Meals-on-Wheels groups and a number of seniors' centres.  For more information or to make an appointment to meet one of our placement counsellors, call 514.842.3351.