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.

Special Opportunities

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 to pick up any time on 4/17; deliver within the week
  • order will be ready to pick up any time on 5/15; deliver within the week

Time required:

  • delivery 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!

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Deliver Birthday Boxes

Location:

  • 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 April 10; deliver Apr 13-16 (3 boxes)
 pick up anytime April 18; deliver by Apr 22 - 25 (2 boxes) 
– pick up anytime April 30; deliver by May 1 (2 boxes)
 pick up anytime May 8; deliver by May 9 (1 box)
– pick up anytime May 16; deliver by May 18-19 (2 boxes)

 pick up anytime May 23; deliver by May 27 (1 box)

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.

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Deliver Emergency Preparedness Kits

Meals on Wheels collaborated with the Red Cross, Genworth, and several other non-profits to fill 'emergency kits' for our most insecure recipients. These backpacks contain a flashlight and batteries, water, hand sanitizer, first aid supplies and suggestions for customization - what each home needs to have on hand before any inclement weather hits our area.

Location:
- pick up Emergency Kits from Canteen Services, 3224 Odd Fellows Road
- route sheet will be provided

Date of Current Needs:
this is complete! thank you -

Time required:
- time varies depending on number of stops on the route (approx 8 - 10), and how long you are able to visit

Your time to deliver these Emergency Kits, and perhaps chat for a few minutes will likely be a warm winter treat!

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Deliver Nutritional Supplement Order

Location:

  • pick up order from MOW office
  • deliver to specified route
  • route sheet provided (date sensitive)

Date of Current Needs:

  • more dates coming soon!

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.

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Fold and Package MOW Notecards

Location:

  • on-site, MOW office
  • 605 Clay St., 2nd floor

Date of Current Needs:

  • more dates coming soon!

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!’

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Sort and Prep Copy for Mailing

Location:

  • on-site, MOW office
  • 605 Clay St., 2nd floor

Date:

  • coming up in May

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.

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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!

Internships

Several internships are available throughout the year for college students, for academic credit, or simply for experience.  Please inuire/apply through your educational institution.

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.

Deliver Christmas Gifts

Location:

  • pick up gifts from Heritage United Methodist Church
  • route sheet will be provided

Date of Current Needs: 

  • completed for the season!

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 designated dates in December.

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

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Special Events / Seasonal Opportunities

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

Poinsettia Deliveries

Location:

  • pick up Poinsettias from Virginia Garden Supply on Boonsboro Road
  • route sheet will be provided

Date of Current Needs: 

  • completed for the season!

Time required:

  • time varies depending on number of poinsettias (approx 9-12), and how long you are able to visit

Description:

We deliver poinsettias to each home that we serve, to recognize the joy of the season.present otherwise. Opportunities to help deliver gifts are available.

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

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Blizzard Box Deliveries

Description:

Meals on Wheels provides 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, early evening or on weekends but need to be distributed promptly, before any inclement weather hits our area.

Location:

  • pick up Blizzard Boxes from Canteen Services, 3224 Odd Fellows Road
  • route sheet will be provided

Date of Current Needs:

  • completed for the season!

Time required:

  • time varies depending on number of stops on the route (approx 8 - 10), and how long you are able to visit

Your time to deliver these Blizzard Boxes, and perhaps chat for a few minutes will likely be a warm holiday treat!

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Holiday Deliveries

We deliver meals on Thanksgiving, Christmas, as well as Memorial Day and Labor Day. If you, and/or your family, would like to get involved, give us a call.
 434-847-0796