Volunteer

We’re fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers – but we always need more! Most of our volunteers commit to working for an hour or more on a weekly schedule, while others work occasionally as substitutes or on special projects and events.  Companies and civic groups also volunteer with us as a way to give back to our community.  

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“Volunteering with Meals On Wheels is very meaningful in my life. We have a wonderful group, committed to our important purposes of delivering nutritious meals and a safety check to our recipients.”  Jan C. 

“I get more than I give – a wonderful sense of satisfaction in helping people who so very much appreciate our service. I am inspired by the light-hearted compassion and commitment of fellow MOW volunteers.”  Deb D.

“I enjoy donating my time with such a great group of people.  Knowing I'm helping to make an affordable meal for someone who is not able to prepare their own meal is comforting.”  John D.

“My Mother was a recipient of MOW, and I felt volunteering was an opportunity to give back to my community. Working with the volunteers brings a sense of camaraderie in a common goal.”  Beth S.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities through each of our kitchens: 

  • Kitchen worker. Help prepare food and pack-up meals for delivery. Most kitchen volunteers work a scheduled shift one morning per week. Cooking experience is helpful but not required. 

  • Driver. Use your own vehicle to deliver meals on a regular route one day a week at mid-day (exact hours vary by kitchen). Drivers sometimes bring along a “hopper” to take meals from the car to the door. Delivery routes usually take an hour or less to complete. 

  • Substitute. Rather than work on a weekly schedule, you can substitute occasionally when regular kitchen workers or drivers need to take time off. 

  • Special events worker. Help represent our program at bake sales, fund raisers, outreach efforts, community events, parades, and more. 

  • Administrative help. Volunteer for one of our committees or put your special skills to use in clerical, technology, publicity, photography, accounting, social services, or other support. 

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Volunteer With
Rocky River - Lakewood Kitchen

For more information, call

(440) 333-6298 or complete and submit this form to receive a return call from the kitchen’s Volunteer Coordinator. 

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Volunteer With
Fairview Park Kitchen

For more information, call
(440) 331-3842 or complete and submit this form to receive a return call from the kitchen’s Volunteer Coordinator. 

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