Consider Helping Meals on Wheels this Winter

The Meals on Wheels program at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is seeking reliable drivers and volunteer help this winter.

Drivers SCES is currently seeking drivers who are available 15 hours per week on a permanent or Per Diem basis

Our drivers deliver meals to homebound elders and provide limited daily contact with program participants. Drivers are also responsible for reporting any information that presents a concern for a client’s well-being to their immediate supervisor.

Drivers are paid $10.50 per hour (plus mileage) and receive 13 paid holidays, plus earned leave. Regular part-time employees may be eligible for a limited benefits package.

A Valid Mass Drivers License and good driving history required. Drivers must have also access to a reliable automobile and a current Insurance Certificate. Knowledge of the Somerville-Cambridge area is helpful.

Volunteers Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteer “runners” who are willing to assist the drivers during snow-bound stretches of the winter months.

The volunteers would be asked to “run” meals to the client’s door on days when snowbanks make parking difficult. Volunteers would only be called as needed, typically around 9 a.m. on weekdays. The deliveries generally take a couple of hours.

SCES is currently compiling a roster of volunteer runners, and asks that anybody willing to help out, even occasionally, contact

A CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check is required for all Meals on Wheels drivers and volunteers.

To apply for a driver position, print out an Employment Application Form, complete it and either fax it to 617-628-1085, email it to, or mail it to SCES, 61 Medford Street, Somerville, MA 02143-3429.