Volunteer with us

Volunteering can be very rewarding, and we are always looking for additional support. Volunteers are required across various levels of our organisation – from delivering meals to clients, assisting in the kitchen or office, coordinating the Monday Lunch in our Turramurra dining room, or delivering meals to other services in the wider region.

The support you offer will provide independence and wellbeing to older Australians and people with disability in your local community.

Volunteer positions available

Admin assistant

Provide administration support to the office administrator and volunteer coordinator.

Delivery driver

Deliver bulk meals to other Meals on Wheels Services located in the Northern Sydney region.

Home delivery volunteers

Deliver meals in a responsible and friendly manner to the clients of Ku-ring-gai & Hornsby Meals on Wheels.

Kitchen hand

Assist with meal preparation, cleaning, and other tasks at the direction of the kitchen staff and manager in our onsite kitchen located in Turramurra.

Monday lunch coordinator/helper

Organise and/or assist in the smooth running of the Monday Lunch held in the Turramurra dining room.

Insurance provided for our volunteers

  • Public liability
  • Volunteer insurance
  • Vehicle gap insurance
  • Police check undertaken

Register as a volunteer

Use this form to register your interest or enquire about our services. For security reasons, please do not include your home address or account details in this form.

Volunteer FAQ

  • How do I become a volunteer?
    You can register your interest online here, or contact our local Volunteer Coordinators:

    • For delivery and driving roles please contact our Hornsby office on 02 9482 2088
    • For kitchen hand, administration and Lunch Club roles, please contact our Turramurra office on 02 9144 2044
  • Is there a selection process for volunteers?

    You will be asked to attend a short interview. This is an opportunity to explain what the role involves, talk about what positions you may be best suited and answer any questions you may have. You will be asked to provide references and police checks. These are designed to protect the clients whose homes you will be visiting.

  • What does volunteering involve?

    The tasks vary depending on the position you are recruited for and any particular skills you may offer. The typical work of a Meals on Wheels field volunteer is the delivery of meals to clients using a volunteer’s own car, or acting as a partner to someone else. Most deliveries are done in pairs.

    Other ways volunteers can help include helping in the kitchen to prepare meals, providing service at our Lunch Club or lending a hand with administration and general office duties.

  • How much time will it take?

    Depending on the type of volunteering you are doing, anything from one hour a month to one or more full days a week. The choice is yours. Each hour of voluntary support is highly valued and appreciated. Please provide details regarding your availability at the initial interview.

  • What training will I receive?

    There is an induction program for new volunteers that will introduce you to working with Meals on Wheels. There is also support available from experienced staff and volunteers, who are happy share their knowledge and advice.

  • What can I expect from volunteering?

    You will experience the satisfaction of knowing that you are providing a vital service to the community. You will make new friends, learn new skills and undertake work with purpose. There may be some challenging moments, but remember your involvement is supporting others’ lives and making a real difference to the independence of older Australians.

Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Meals on Wheels truly values the support it receives from its volunteers and we often hold social events, such as volunteer BBQs, to recognise the valuable contribution of our volunteers.