Drivers Needed 2023                                                                                                                                                       

Current Opportunities 

August 2023:

As much as we try to fill our 34 daily routes with volunteers, there are times when we simply do not have enough volunteers to cover our routes. During these times, we rely on paid drivers. This ensures that our clients receive their meals Monday through Friday, with no disruption to service. We currently have the following needs:  



Non-Exempt Rate: $13.00/hour + mileage
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana (MOWCI) is the only provider of medically tailored meals to Central Indiana’s homebound community. This is an excellent opportunity to support the mission of our organization by providing food and nutrition services to our clients, promoting their physical, emotional, and social well-being.
We are seeking a well-organized, punctual candidate to pick up and deliver meals to assigned locations and directly interact with our clients to build and sustain working relationships a minimum of 3 days per week with a maximum of 30 hours per week.
Delivery Coordination:
  • Load, unload transport, and deliver medically tailored, physician-directed meals to homebound clients Monday through Friday in a safe and timely manner, following all food safety regulations.
  • Check with the Transportation Manager each morning for delivery route assignments.
  • Check the client route sheet for any updates and adjust accordingly.
  • Communicate to the Transportation Manager any undelivered meals.
  • Deliver meals between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
  • Be kind and courteous to MOWCI clients.
  • Safely operate the personal vehicle to and from deliveries and submit mileage reimbursement daily.
  • Safely operate a company vehicle, record starting and ending mileage, and complete daily maintenance and other logs as required by the Transportation Manager.
  • Fuel vehicle at approved MOWCI location/s and record transactions in Fuel Log.
  • Adhere to traffic laws, assigned routes, and time schedules.
  • Maintain a clean MVR and report any driving infractions. Candidates may be asked to submit to periodic, ongoing screenings.
  • Notify the Transportation Manager if clients are not home or available to accept delivery, and keep meals that are unable to be delivered.
  • Contact the office if deliveries are delayed and report any route detours that may result in additional mileage.
  • Report client complaints, changes to a client’s need of the program, safety, or overall wellbeing (e.g. client appears to be sick or endangered).
  • Recommend any improvements that make delivery, communication, and logistics better for MOWCI clients or drivers.
  • Other duties as assigned.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS—Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Basic:
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, reliable transportation and clean MVR.
  • Access to email and GPS system with the ability to read a map or follow GPS instructions while navigating routes in various weather and traffic conditions.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and transportation laws with a willingness to adhere to assigned routes.
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal and time management skills with great attention to detail.
  • Pre-employment and post-accident drug screening. Preferred:
  • Demonstrated experience delivering to and working with a diverse group of individuals and clients.
  • ServSafe or equivalent food safety certification.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana is an equal employment employer. We will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, operate a motor vehicle, and work in a seated position. The employee must be able to drive and have a valid driver’s license. The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee will drive in traffic and throughout the community and be exposed to all weather conditions.