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.
“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.