Volunteers Make a Difference

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Volunteer... Make a Difference!

Individual Volunteer Program
  • Volunteer on your own or with a friend.

Meal Delivery Volunteer Program
  • Drive your vehicle and deliver meals during the noon hour.
  • Delivery routes within your own community.
  • Flexible monthly scheduling.
  • Each delivery requires 1–1½ hours.

Corporate Volunteer Program
  • Join the more than 32 organization in our community who deliver meals.
  • Corporations can participate by allowing employees to deliver meals during work hours.
  • Promote corporate team building and image.

Van Drivers
  • Load up our vans and deliver meal containers to drop-spots throughout the county.

Kitchen Support
  • Spend 1½ – 2 hours assisting our kitchen staff preparing various food items.

Office Support
  • Help enter data, stuff envelopes, sort newsletters, schedule volunteers, answer phones and other office tasks.

Speakers’ Bureau
  • Represent Meals on Wheels at various health and informational fairs.
  • Speaker for social/civic club presentations.

Fundraising Committees
  • Help raise the critical funds needed to support the Meals on Wheels program by recruiting corporate sponsorships and financial gifts.
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Volunteers are the heart of the Meals on Wheels’ Mission.
Our clients open their hearts and doors to our compassionate and caring volunteers who provide a meal, daily check and security for both the client and family.

Anyone can volunteer. It just takes a willingness to use your skills to help a good cause.
 
Everyday, Meals on Wheels’ volunteers deliver more than 1,700 meals providing nutrition and preserving the dignity of those we serve.
 
We work with each of our volunteers to find the best “match”—a position that addresses the individual’s reasons for wanting to volunteer, and allows Meals on Wheels to expand our meal delivery service we provide to our clients and the community.
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Contact information
for volunteering:

Phone: 219.756.3663

Email: volunteer@mealsonwheelsnwindiana.org

 


 

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Opportunity for community involvement
  • Give balance to your life
  • Meet new people
  • Fulfill goals for personal and professional growth
  • Explore career options
  • Training
  • Gain experience and a new skill
  • Leadership development
  • Annual recognition dinner
  • Volunteering helps fulfill school service learning requirement
  • It’s personally rewarding
  • Helps us keep our expenses low
  • Gives you a voice to help educate the community about Senior Hunger

Requirements
  • No experience necessary!
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Volunteers will attend orientation and training session before they begin to volunteer at Meals on Wheels.

Application Procedures for Volunteers
Complete and submit the volunteer application.

A background check will be completed and an interview will be scheduled to learn more about your volunteer interests and preferences.