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Volunteer Miles Driven
What To Expect When You Volunteer
What types of volunteering opportunities do you offer?
- Delivering meals
- Helping in kitchens with packaging, serving, and clean-up
- Greeting and checking in seniors for lunch in reception area
- Serving on Advisory Council
- Providing office and clerical work
- Make tray favors, placemats, or cards for participants
What is involved with delivering meals?
- Pick up 8-12 meals at your local dining center, using your own car. Some mileage reimbursement is available if requested.
- Deliver to the homes of 8-12 seniors; the length of time you choose to visit is dependent on you and the clients
- Return delivery equipment and route sheets to the dining center site
When do you typically need volunteers?
- Most volunteers primarily work 10:45 am to 12:15 one day per week. Some volunteers like to work on multiple days.
Can I volunteer with a group?
- Yes, we encourage it. Create a team with your co-workers, church or social group.
- We also encourage local businesses to adopt a delivery day where employees take turns delivering on their lunch hours. Some employers allow deliveries during scheduled work time.
Can I check it out before I make a commitment?
- Yes, let us know and we’ll arrange a one-day ride along with an experienced volunteer.
What Our Volunteers Are Saying
“Your drivers, every one of them, can’t be beat! They are a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day and I can’t wait to see them.”
“When your wonderful people come by, that’s about the only company I have. What I mess most in life are my friendships. Nothing else really matters except health and friendships. I really miss my friends, but your drivers help with that.”
“I just wanted thank you for allowing me to be a contributor to this wonderful organization. The time I have spent delivering food to others has given me a gratifying sense of compassion that I will always remember.
“We volunteer because we think of our own mothers, and they hope that someone would care enough to take the time to reach out to them and love them much as they do”
“Meals on Wheels isn’t just about the meals that are delivered. The real magic is in the relationships that are created with the drivers and the seniors each day.”
Want to Volunteer?
You may download and print your volunteer application packet here:
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