So after my week at Meals on Wheels Redcliffe as a Volunteer it was great to reflect on my short time there.
Here’s a brief overview of What Meals on Wheels Represents…
It represents helping hands, teamwork and looking out for each other. It is all about people in the community joining forces to help others. While age and disability may reduce some people’s capacity to get out and about, Meals on Wheels helps make it possible to stay in their homes, where most are happiest, and maintain some independence. Delivery of nutritious meals, social interaction and regular visits ensure a clients’ well being and can help people live the lives they choose.
After working Week 4 with them I couldn’t agree more with the above statement.
Here’s a photo Ev and Ken, a lovely couple who were there to show me the ropes on my first day.
Ken and Ev have both been volunteering with Meals on Wheels Redcliffe for nearly 2 years and had formed quite a rapport with many of the clients and other volunteers who are involved. After spending time with Ken, Ev, the other volunteers and workers down at Meals on Wheels, it really gave me a feeling of being part of something greater than myself, a sense of community is probably the best way I could describe it. Coming from a small family (mum, dad, my sister and myself), I guess it’s something I’d never really experienced before.
I thoroughly enjoyed being able to meet and talk with all of the customers I delivered to, hearing their stories and sharing my own.
I will certainly be heading back whenever I get the chance to Volunteer again.
Meals on Wheels are always looking for more Volunteers to be Drivers, Runners or working in the kitchen Preparing the days meals. So if you’d like to give it a go, I’ve attached a link to navigate you to the Meals on Wheels Australia site for you here,.