Personal safety and Handling Emergency Situations
Our volunteers’ safety is a top priority. We want our volunteers to feel comfortable serving the community.
When on delivery:
- If a volunteer does not feel safe AT ANY TIME, he/she is to cease involvement in the task that poses a safety threat and immediately contact the office.
- if you are injured or involved in an accident during your assignment he/she is to report the incident immediately to the office staff.
- Never leave your unattended car running.
- Be mindful of dogs that are protective of their territory and/or owners
- Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts
- In case of an emergency involving the volunteer or client, call 911 and then call the office. Volunteers should stay at the scene until emergency personnel arrive.
Serving and delivering meals
- While delivering the route, close the cooler to maintain the appropriate temperature inside
- To insure the freshness of the meals, all deliveries are to be completed by 12noon.
- Those volunteers working directly with meal preparation or service at the congregate site locations will be given training in food handling and preparation by the Volunteer Coordinator.