The Murray Bridge branch of Meals on Wheels SA is looking for a new volunteer coordinator to help keep the 46-year-old branch humming as smoothly as it always has.
Current coordinator Maureen Klau has been with the Murray Bridge group for 21 years and has been the volunteer coordinator for the past five years, but is now looking to scale back her role.
“I love this group and the friendships we’ve forged over the years, but now it’s time for me to spend a little more time travelling with my husband,” she said.
“Of course, I’ll stay on as part of the delivery team – I couldn’t imagine my life without being part of Meals on Wheels!”
Mrs Klau said ideally they’d like to welcome two people – a new co-ordinator, along with a new co-ordinator’s assistant – to take over the job.
“What you need for this job is good people skills, a focus on being organised and some basic computer skills,” she said.
“It’s incredibly rewarding being involved when you realise just how much of a role Meals on Wheels plays in keeping people in their own homes, happy and independent.”
Murray Bridge Meals on Wheels branch chair Mary Rowley commended Mrs Klau on her job and said it was an opportunity she hoped someone would enjoy as much as Maureen had.
“It would be a terrific role for someone who might potentially be retiring soon and looking to give something back to their local community,” she said.
“It could be just the thing for someone looking to transition from the demands of full time work into a slightly slower pace of life and have some fun along the way.
“We make great friends and know that what we’re doing does have a very positive impact.
“There’s no doubt that the meals we deliver and the company we also bring to people’s doors, make an enormous difference to so many in the area being able to maintain their independence in their own home.”
- Express an interest: Maureen Klau 0438 852 534 or Mary Rowley 0407 605 554.