Meals on Wheels is a great way for your child to get involved in some service to the community. Here are some of the ways you can get plugged into this charity.
Drivers and Runners
Drivers pick up meals at a central location then follow a specific route, making several stops along the way to deliver to Meals On Wheels recipients. Sometimes a driver works with a volunteer “runner” who takes the meal from the car to the door of the seniors’ homes. It takes about an hour and half and they like you to serve once a month (or more if you’d like!)
Meal Preparation and Packaging
At many programs, volunteers assist in the kitchen, preparing meals or packing them for delivery.
Many programs have volunteers who make regular phone calls to the seniors to check up on them. This is often a great opportunity for volunteers looking to participate from their own homes on a flexible schedule.
There are other Family-Friendly ways to volunteer such as making placemats, care packages, and no-sew blankets.
Check out these Meals on Wheels Resources:
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