About the Activity
Meals-on-Wheels is a meal delivery programme to meet the daily needs of the home-bound elderly. The elderly, who usually live alone, depend on volunteers from TOUCH Home Care's Meals-on-Wheels to deliver their meals every day.
TOUCH Home Care (THC), a service of TOUCH Community Services, strives to enable the frail elderly to continue to function within the community with the greatest independence and quality of life. We fulfil our mission by providing essential services including Home Medical, Home Nursing, Home Rehabilitation, Housekeeping, Personal Hygiene, Meals-On-Wheels and Transport/Escort services.
JOIN us now, if you are available from 9.30am to 12.30pm or 3.30pm to 6.30pm, preferably once a week on weekdays (Note: We are currently seeking volunteers for weekdays). Distribution locations include areas around Bukit Batok, Toa Payoh, Whampoa, Bendemeer, Geylang Bahru, Potong Pasir, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio and Jurong. We need both car-owners/ drivers and delivery personnel. Generally, the work involves reporting to the THC office to collect pre-packed food, and then driving along a designated route to deliver the food packages. There will be one driver and assisted by a helper/runner for each delivery route.
NOTICE - Drivers and Runners in the Western of Singapore, e.g. Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang and Jurong, are urgently needed for our Meals-on-Wheels programme. For enquiries, please call 6804 6565 or email [email protected] .
Everyone with no mobility issues, drivers preferred
Each MOW team usually consists of a driver (need to use own vehicle) and a runner (deliver meals to doorstep). You can be the driver or the runner. [Occasionally, there are those who prefer to be driver and runner i.e. one man operation.]
18 years old and above
If there are accompanying youths 13 to 17 years old (born in year 2005-2009), need to obtain prior parental approval and work in minimally pairs throughout.
If there are accompanying children below 13 years old (born in year 2010 and after), besides prior parental consent, also need to have an accompanying adult throughout.
Mornings or afternoons.
Lunch Delivery : 9.30am – 12.30pm
Dinner Delivery: 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Q: Can I volunteer if I don’t own a vehicle?
A: Yes, you may. You can be a runner and for some locations, it is possible to deliver via public transport.
Q: Can I bring my child along?
A: During this Covid-19 situation, children will not be permitted to participate.