For immediate release
February 28, 2012
Chinese Meals on Wheels Urgently Recruiting Vancouver Volunteers - Cantonese or Mandarin speaking driving volunteers needed
VANCOUVER, BC CANADA – Chinese Meals on Wheels is urgently seeking driving, Cantonese and/or Mandarin speaking volunteers to help deliver meals to Vancouver residents at risk of malnutrition or social isolation.
Increased demand for Meals on Wheels services and decreased availability during the winter months creates the need to recruit more volunteers to prevent potential shortcomings in service.
Every weekday our volunteers deliver nutritious meals to clients’ homes, visit with them briefly and provide an informal check on their safety.
Interested volunteers should contact Shirley Park at 604.733.6615. To learn more, visit the website at www.carebc.ca.
Meals on Wheels
Operated by Care BC, Meals on Wheels has been delivering hot, nutritious meals and social interaction to isolated Vancouver and Richmond residents since 1967. In 1996, Care BC launched the first ever Chinese Meals on Wheels program in Canada, and the province’s first Meals on Bikes program in 2007. Last year, 100,119 meals were served in Vancouver and Richmond, and this need continues to grow.
The Health and Home Care Society of BC is an independent and BC-based not-for-profit organization. Since 1898, we have taken care of British Columbians through healthcare initiatives tailored to the communities we serve.