Volunteer Policy

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley does not accept court referrals.

All individuals who volunteer to help deliver meals to Meals on Wheels’ clients must:

  • Complete and sign a Volunteer Application and submit it to the Program Coordinator before they begin to volunteer.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license and provide a copy of it to the Program Coordinator before they can serve as a volunteer driver. When renewed, please provide a copy of the updated California driver’s license to the Program Coordinator.
  • Maintain personal automobile insurance with at least $50,000 single limit liability or the equivalent ($50,000 bodily injury for each person, $100,000 bodily injury for each accident, and $50,000 property damage for each accident) and provide a copy of proof of insurance to the Program Coordinator before they can serve as a volunteer driver. When policy is renewed or changed, please provide a copy of proof of insurance to the Program Coordinator .
  • Read the Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley (MOWSV) Volunteer Handbook and sign a form stating to agree and abide by the policies and practices as described in the Volunteer Handbook.
  • Notify MOWSV in the event their driver’s license is suspended or revoked and/or their automobile insurance is cancelled.
  • Report for their volunteer assignment in a condition which allows them to perform their duties in a safe and competent manner. Volunteers shall not be under the influence of any substance, including alcohol, which would impair their ability to perform their duties.
  • Not possess, use, dispense, distribute, or manufacture any controlled substance (except prescribed for that person by a physician or other authorized prescriber) in the buildings, grounds, or vehicles owned or leased by Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley.

A file shall be kept for each volunteer who helps deliver meals. The file includes: Volunteer Application, driver’s license copy and current proof of insurance copy and the signed Volunteer Handbook Acceptance form.

The only exception to this policy is for minor children when they accompany a relative or other responsible adult.

Adopted: 4/10/2006
Amended: 5/8/2006; 7/16/2007; 3/12/2012

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Meals on Wheels
of the Salinas Valley, Inc.
40 Clark Street, Suite C
Salinas, CA 93901
831.758.6325 - phone
831.758.6518 - fax
claudiaa@mowsalinas.org

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