Volunteer your time
opportunities are built around what you
do and what you need. Whether you
are an individual who is looking for a
volunteer opportunity, a school or youth
group that would like to work together,
or a business that is looking to build
or add to an already existing employee
volunteer program, local Senior
Meals locations need your help.
Meals-On-Wheels and other senior meal
delivery or non-profit congregate meal
programs provide meals to millions of
seniors throughout the United
States. Through such programs,
seniors who could not or would not
otherwise eat properly are provided with
services that help them live a healthy
and enjoyable life.
Volunteers are necessary to any local
non-profit senior meal program and you
don't have to be a good cook or have a
lot of time in order to volunteer.
Program volunteers do more than drive
from door to door. Volunteers are
needed to help prepare and package
dinners to be delivered, organize
schedules, make phone calls, load
delivery vehicles, and deliver meals.
Congregate meal sites need volunteers
to plan, cook, drive vans, help serve
seniors, clean up, and more.
Perhaps as important as getting meals
to seniors is your smiling face and some
words of kindness and friendship.
Many seniors are lonely and those that
assist in meal programs are their only
daily contact with other people.
Many delivery volunteers take a little
time with each senior to visit and
provide much needed conversation.
Whether you have only a few hours one
day per week, can volunteer every day,
or can only work a few hours on a
weekend, your assistance is needed.