How do I become A Volunteer?
We are always looking for more volunteers to help us here at Meals on Wheels of College Park.
Right now we are trying to split our largest routes into smaller ones. It is very important that we get the food delivered to our seniors in a timely manner and so it is essential that we keep the routes to a certain size.
We have some new drivers starting soon as a part of this effort, but we are still in need of more. If you know anyone who would be interested in driving a route once a month, every other, or every week, please let us know!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I volunteer?
People 85+ represent the fastest growing segment of the American population, and the number of seniors as a whole is projected to double over the next three to four decades. While our current corps of 2 million volunteers is struggling to keep pace with this rapid growth, it will take a huge increase in volunteers and resources to begin to meet the need going forward. America, Let’s Do Lunch is intended to shine a light on this growing and urgent need and help spark the involvement of people just like you to help fill that need.
If you can’t volunteer but would like to help, consider donating to help protect and provide the comfort, company and nutrition seniors need.
What will I do when I volunteer?
The most common volunteer job is delivering meals and friendly greetings to homebound seniors. Most typically, this involves picking up meals at our HQ and delivering them along a pre-determined route directly to the homes of several seniors in your area. Once you’re done, you return the delivery packaging items and get back on your way.
How often will I be expected to volunteer?
We can set up a volunteer schedule that works with yours. Whether that be once a week, once a month or as needed, just mention your preferences when we talk!
How long does it take to become a volunteer?
We are always seeking hard working volunteers to help us meet the demand. A typical volunteer day could fit in your lunch break or up to a few hours.
Do I sit and eat with the client?
Volunteers are expected to deliver the meal and generally check in with the clients to make sure they are okay through a friendly greeting or brief conversation. You are not expected to stay with the client for the meal.
Can my company or organization volunteer as a group?
YES! We love when groups team up to help our clients. Make sure you mention this when we talk so that we can coordinate accordingly.