Volunteer (Current Employee), Portland, OR – September 7, 2014
Meals on Wheels is a wonderful place to volunteer to help those seniors who cannot provide for themselves. I was able to work with other amazing volunteers and staff, as well as meet some of the seniors.
I think that one of the largest problems today is that people are unhappy at work, Senior Resource Connection allowed me to learn what serving the community really means. At SRC I saw first hand the teamwork it takes to ensure hot meals to thousands of people in need. No other job did I receive so many "thank you's" every day.
Administrative Assistant - Receptionist (Former Employee), Merrillville, IN. 46410 – November 19, 2012
Pros: free lunch, great caring people.
Cons: low pay through aarp
Working 18 hours per week as an Admin. Assistant. Answering phones and taking applications for service. Calling customers if there is going to be time delay for the delivery and checking on clients making sure that are okay and seeing that there are no problems when delivering food.
Co-workers are all nice and get along. We all work together to take – more... care of customer problems and concerns. Everyone will go above the call to get the food out to the customer Monday through Friday and truly are concerned about the welfare of clients.
Hardest part of job is that sometimes we don't have control over the elements.
The most enjoyable part of the job is time flys, I like data entry and pride myself on accuracy. – less
Delivery Driver (Former Employee), Arlington, MA – September 26, 2012
Pros: met new friends, had free lunch and had good hours
Cons: would have liked better benefits(healthcare, dental, etc.)
I would arrive at about 11:00am and shoot the breeze with my fellow workers and talk with the manager about any changes in my route.I would then pack the boxes and bags of food in my car and head out on my route.With a few changes in the clientele over the years,I had the same customers day in and day out and got to know them pretty well,mostly on a – more... first name basis.I would chat with most of them and some were not as talkative as the others but were always friendly none the less.After I dropped off the food to the last person I would head back to base and have lunch with other drivers. – less
Felt like I have making a deference in the community
Customer Service/ Dietary Assistant (Former Employee), Merrillville, IN – September 6, 2012
Pros: free lunch and great co workers
I would walk into work and start getting ready for the trap line to get the food ready. me and my co-workers would put food in the tray and push them down the line to be sealed. after that someone at the end would count out for the volunteers for the different places the food needed to go. The hardest part of the job was standing but we would have a – more... good long break before we would start the other job. The most enjoyable thing was that I was doing some thing good for others who couldn't get out for there house to get a meal. – less
Food Server,Dishwasher and I Also Deliver (Current Employee), Needles, CA – July 31, 2012
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short breaks
I work with the seniors and i also make sure they are doing okay and I have learned to be patiencce and the hardest part of my job is trying to learn how our seniors they have bad days and good days and my favorite part is working with my mother and learing how too be patience and learn about them
Fulfilling job providing meals to the elderly and homebound.
Driver (Former Employee), Staten Island, NY – May 25, 2012
Arriving promptly to work I would prepare the hot meals along with my co-workers. I would drive a refrigerated hot oven truck to different routes each week. My co-workers were always eager to assist one another. The hardest part of th job was accepting the fact the within life comes death. The most enjoyabe part of the job was the elderly and homebound – more... recipients were always grateful for delivering their meals each day. – less
A fast pace,family sitting,team working atmosphere.
Assist Site Manager (Former Employee), Hesperia, CA – April 26, 2012
Pros: feeding the elderly, handycap the best meals, i can provide for them
Cons: long unexpected hours, the unexspected emergency's
My day starts by checking the phone messages to see if we had any employees called in are coming in late, . Heating up the ovens and steam tables, filling it with water. Commuicating with the head manager and director about supply orders and menus for the following week, I learn something every day to improve my work ethics and time and things not to – more... do also, My coworkers were great people,working hard together to get the jobs done. We also had some great voluteers working with too I believe that are management team worked well and complimented each other. The hardest part of this job was stopping what I was doing to go home because I wanted everything to be easier for the next shift so I'm always trying to make sure that all is in order before leaving
The most enjoyable part of this job is making sure the seniors are getting the best meals and service possible from the food to the delivery's. – less