Local Volunteer Opportunity for Kids: Meals on Wheels

Local Volunteer Opportunity for Kids: Meals on Wheels

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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.

Telephone Calls

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:

Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer as  Family

A Parents Guide to Delivering Meals

Other Service Project Related Posts:

A Servant’s Heart: Story from Children’s Church

Service Projects for Kids and Preteens

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