Martha's Table Community Program

Food Access - Kingston, ON
Member For 1 year
Alt Phone
Address629 Princess St., Kingston, ON
Do you accept secondary/high school student volunteers? Yes
Do you/would you consider accepting post-secondary student placements? Yes

Meal Delivery Driver

Martha's Table Community Program
Food Access
Applications Closed

Deliver meals to a vulnerable population, those that can't leave home but need access to nutritious meals at no charge. This position is front line service, including driving to each location and delivering the meals to individuals. After the application is complete you will be assigned a training drive along shift to get experience with the process. To sign up as a volunteer please follow this link - There are training videos to watch as well. Please watch the meal delivery training here Please read, sign and upload the signed volunteer driver agreement

  • Background Check Required
  • Not Accepting Applications
  • Kingston, ON
  • Starting Immediately
  • 1-3hrs / week
  • 1/1 Spots Filled
  • Suitable For: Adults (18+)

Meal Delivery Driver

Dates and Times

one delivery route usually takes1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Most volunteers choose one route per week, but pending availability, a second route on a second day are sometimes desired by volunteers.

Required Qualifications

volunteer drivers must have a clean driving history and insurance. All volunteers must have proof of 2 covid vaccinations on file A vulnerable sector CPIC is required for both drivers and delivery assistants. A copy of drivers license and insurance card must be on file. A cell phone to call meal recipients is required. An ability to navigate the city of Kingston, both downtown and west end.

Position Responsibilities

Drive or assist drivers in our meal delivery program which operates Monday to Friday each week. Volunteers generally take one or two shifts per week, each shift lasting apprx 2 hours between 11 30 and 1 30. You need to use your own vehicle if you are driving. If you are assisting a driver, no vehicle necessary. You would be calling the recipient then taking the meals to the front door of the recipient's residence. Set routes are assigned in advance.

Volunteer Benefits

Existing volunteers report that they have a great sense of satisfaction in knowing that they are helping those with a desperate need. They feel an improved connection with their community. Some have commented that they didn't realize there were so many people struggling to make ends meet and had an additional challenge that prevented them from leaving home. The drivers provide an informal wellness check simply by knocking on a door. It they see or note something of concern they report back to Martha's and Martha's will involve the appropriate professionals to assist as required. The position offers a strong personal reward for the volunteers and makes a direct impact in the lives of many.