Corporate Volunteers

Become a Corporate Volunteer

Corporate or employer-supported volunteerism refers to a range of ways that corporations encourage and enable employees to volunteer in their communities.

Corporate Delivery Teams Delivering Meals for lunch!

The Corporate Volunteer program offers a unique opportunity for companies and individual employees to help deliver Meals on Wheels during the lunch hour.

How the program works:

An individual employee becomes a corporate delivery team leader and acts as liaison with Meals on Wheels.
He or she coordinates 2 co-workers to deliver between 11 a.m. and 1p.m. to a specific route weekly or bi-weekly.

Meet our Delivery Teams

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MBNA a Division of TD Bank Group

This team delivers Mondays on a route out of CHEO.

I have been doing Meals on Wheels for the past five years. It has truly been an enriching experience, helping individuals who are less fortunate than myself, and being able to give back to the community.” —Ryan Douglas


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Delivering Fridays since 1994 on a route out of the Gary Armstrong Centre. There is a group of 20 volunteers who alternate Fridays.

“We are very proud of the work our corporate delivery team provides in the community,” says Will Akkermans, General Manager, Eastern Region. “Their good work speaks to all the excellent things about our community. People are willing to go the extra step to help one and other.”

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A team from CIBC delivers Tuesdays on a route out of CHEO since January 2016.

“Volunteering with Meals on Wheels has helped our team give-back to our community in a meaningful way. It’s given us a chance to really connect with those at the receiving end of our support, and has been an incredibly rewarding experience.” – Danie Grobbelaar, General Manager, CIBC Banking Centre St Laurent Mall.   

Corporate Fundraising teams Making Dollars and Sense!

Challenge your employees or challenge your business partners and start a corporate fundraising team. Organize an event such as a golf tourney, boat cruise or simply a Friday jeans day. Your dollars and cents, helping others live independently!

Special Profile – Madat Kara’s Fundraising Team

For almost 15 years, Madat Kara of Prudential Town Centre Realty and his fundraising team have organized and run fundraisers to support Meals on Wheels. $174,000 has been raised to date. His team is comprised of over 20 individuals and companies providing in-kind and/or financial support.

“Scotiabank has been very pleased to participate by matching funds raised
up to $5,000. annually as part of our contribution in serving as members of Madat’s fundraising team.”

Bruce Sergeant, PFP
Community Manager


Watch the CBC interview and hear what our clients and volunteers have to say.


Studies and Benefits of Corporate Volunteerism

Corporate or employer-supported volunteerism refers to a range of ways that corporations encourage and enable employees to volunteer in their communities.

Benefits to Corporation

  • Happier, more satisfied employees
  • Employees can develop new skills
    “…It’s a perfect way to develop your ability to work in teams or anything like that.”
  • Enhanced loyalty, satisfaction, and retention
    “The CVP provides incredible retention opportunities from an HR perspective because your employees feel very empowered and supported and they feel like they’ve had the respect of their company, so it certainly retains great talents.”
  • Higher levels of team spirit and cohesion among employees
    “We use volunteering as a bit of a team-building effort.”
  • Increased productivity
    “I think there’s great pride. I hear this all the time from employees, that they’re really proud to work for a company that supports the community and their efforts in the community.”
  • Increased visibility and exposure
    “Employees out in the community doing good work” you can’t ask for a better ambassador for your company.”
  • Enhanced public awareness of the organization
  • Improved relations with clients
    “It is good business to be perceived as somebody who’s very involved in the community. We have a lot of clients who are also established in this community and who are also involved with volunteerism, so, it’s not only good PR, it’s also good for the relationships with our clients.”

From Community & Corporate Perspectives on Corporate Volunteer Programs, A Win-Win Approach to Community Betterment© 2004 Canadian Centre for Philanthropy

Did you know?

Meals on Wheels moved to its present location, at 670 Albert Street, in October 2009. From 1987 to 2009, the office was located on Bronson Avenue.