a la carte Opportunities

Special volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.
To volunteer for one of the dated opportunities below, please call 434.847.0796 to get on the schedule.

Animeals Delivery Drivers

Location:
– pick up order from MOW office
– deliver to specified route
– route sheet provided

Date of Current Needs:
– order will be ready on 11/6; pick up any time that week and deliver within the week

Time required:
– deliver will take approximately 1 hour

Description: 
Companionship comes in all shapes and sizes! We know that some of our recipients have companion pets who ‘mean the world’ to them. When food and budgets get tight, these pets vie for nourishment, sometimes eating from the meals we deliver (which is not good for either the person OR the pet!)

Our Animeals program provides a monthly subsidy of donated pet food to help alleviate that strain.

  Your delivery will provide appropriate food – pet food – for those furry friends! We bet you will receive a special thank you in the form of wags, wiggles and purrs!

Sign up online

Deliver Christmas Gifts

Location:
– pick up gifts from Heritage United Methodist Church
– route sheet will be provided

Date of Current Needs:
– pick up either Dec 12th or 13th from Heritage Methodist
– deliveries can be at various times within the next week as convenient for you and recipient

Time required:
– time varies depending on number of gifts (approx 5 – 7), and how long you are able to visit

Description:
We participate in the Angel Tree program for our meal recipients that might not receive a Christmas present otherwise. Opportunities to help deliver gifts are available.

Heritage United Methodist Church sponsors the Angel Tree, and this year gifts will be ready for pick up on December 12 and 13 (Tuesday & Wednesday).

    Your time to deliver this present, and perhaps chat for a few minutes will likely be the best gift of all.

We are asking that they be delivered within the week, no later than Wednesday, December 20th.

 Sign up online

 Deliver Birthday Boxes

Location:Wonderful, creative Birthday Boxes are now arriving! Thank YOU!
– pick up boxes from MOW office
– deliver to meal recipients within 2-3 days of stated birthday
– route sheet provided

Date of Current Needs:
– pick up anytime Nov 1; deliver Nov 3rd – 6th (2 boxes)
– pick up anytime Nov 8; deliver Nov 9th – 11th (3 boxes)
– pick up anytime Nov 16; deliver Nov 18th – 21st (3 boxes)
– pick up anytime Nov 22; deliver Nov 24th – 26th (2 boxes) – Thanksgiving weekend

Time required:
– time varies depending on number of birthdays, and how long you are able to visit

Description:
Meals on Wheels is blessed by the many kind individuals and groups who pack and wrap Birthday Boxes for our meal recipients: a shoebox or something similar, festively wrapped, and filled with all sorts of treats sure to make a total stranger smile on their special day! For some of our recipients, it’s their favorite gift they receive!

    Your time to deliver this present, and perhaps chat for a few minutes will likely be the best gift of all.

Sign up online

 

Deliver Nutritional Supplement Order

Location:
– pick up order from MOW office
– deliver to specified route
– route sheet provided
     *date sensitive

Date of Current Needs:
– pick up by 10/19; deliver no later than 10/20/17
– pick up by 11/2; deliver no later than 11/3/17

Time required:
– deliver will take approximately ½ hour

Description: 
Some of our meal recipients have been nutritionally challenged for some time before receiving our services, whether from financial constraints, medical challenges or meal prep issues. A number of these individuals qualify to receive liquid nutritional supplement in addition to the meals we serve.

  Your delivery will ‘ensure’ our most compromised meal recipients receive the extra nutrition supplement they vitally need.

Sign up online

 Holiday Deliveries

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We deliver meals on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day and Labor Day.  We are developing our schedules for Thanksgiving and Christmas now, believe it or not!

If you, and/or your family, would like to get involved, give us a call.

 

Blizzard Box Deliveries

We provide a box of 5 shelf stable meals for all of our meal recipients in the event that we are unable to deliver due to bad weather. These boxes can be delivered during the day, evening or on weekends (usually during October or very early November).

Poinsettia Deliveries

During the first part of December, we provide poinsettias to all of our meal recipients to recognize the joy of the season.

 

Wrap/Fill/Provide Birthday Boxes

We provide a birthday box to each of our meal recipients on their special day. This is a wonderful opportunity for organizations or individuals to fill and wrap boxes that will be especially meaningful.

Read more for specifics on what to put in a Birthday Box

Wonderful, creative Birthday Boxes arrive regularly, thanks to caring friends like YOU!

Special Events

Opportunities to help during special events such as our golf tournament, Let’s Do Lunch Fundraiser and other activities are also available.

 

Internships

Several internships are available throughout the year for college students.

Tray Favors

During the holidays, we often distribute small tray favors with meals. This could include cards, notes, magnets or decorations. Call for more details.

Artists

Submit copies of your artwork for possible use on our note cards. New packages are created yearly.

Ronnie Waters, Volunteer Coordinator, 434-847-0796.

Stuff and Seal Newsletter for Mailing

Location:
– on-site, MOW office
– 605 Clay St., 2nd floor

Date:
This one is DONE!!! Look for the next opportunity –

Time required:
– 1 ½ – 2 hr shifts preferred
– flexible between 10a & 4p
– must be completed by mail date

Description:
Meals on Wheels quarterly newsletter contains dated/time sensitive information as well as regular features to keep our community informed and up to date.

  Your donated labor helps us meet exacting USPO standards for bulk mail to keep our cost at the very minimum.

Fold and Package MOW Notecards

Location:
– on-site, MOW office
– 605 Clay St., 2nd floor

Date:
This one is DONE!!! Look for the next opportunity –

Time required:
– 1 ½ – 2 hr shifts preferred, longer if available
– flexible between 10a & 4p

Description:
  A favorite local fundraiser for over a decade, Meals on Wheels notecards feature the talent of local artists which they donate for our use. Since we produce these cards in-house on donated product, this is a great, simple ‘revenue stream’ for our organization!

 Your donated labor in folding and packaging these notecards for sale will ‘seal the deal!’