Current Volunteers

Volunteer holding meals on wheels meal cooler bag.

Below, is a collection of helpful tips, announcements, updates and resources to help make your experience volunteering with Meals on Wheels of Durham safe, productive, and rewarding.




Plate on turquoise background with holiday decor with the text, " Deliver holiday meals" on the plate.

Get Your Glam on

Fourth Annual Feed the Need Gala - Saturday, February 18

Celebrate your impact in the community at the Fourth Annual Feed the Need Gala.

What can you look forward to—ALL IN ONE NIGHT!

  • Opening cocktail hour with auction item viewing and networking
  • Gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Troy Stauffer 
  • Dancing to Irresistible Groove—one of the area's hottest live bands
  • Exciting auction inventory, including all-expense-paid trips, staycations, services, and one-of-a-kind items
Click here for more event details and purchase tickets today!



Programs & Updates


Wear your mask infographic from Durham County.

On Monday, August 15, 2022 Meals on Wheels Durham's COVID Vaccination Policy went into effect. All volunteers must be fully vaccinated, including up-to-date boosters, to continue volunteering with MOWD.

Click here to view who is considered fully vaccinated according to the CDC.

If you have already shown your documentation, no further action is required.

If you have not done so, please show proof of vaccination to a MOWD staff person when you arrive for your shift tomorrow. 

If you are not fully vaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to volunteer.

Please reach out to our Volunteer Services Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.


Three gentlemen raising a thumbs up as they unload bins of fruit from a truck.

Meals on Wheels Durham is excited to launch the Volunteer Onboarding Mentorship Program (VOMP)!  This initiative pairs new volunteers with seasoned ones to help them navigate through their first month at MOWD.

By connecting experienced volunteers with those just beginning their relationship with us, it's our hope that these mentorship pairings will create a volunteer culture of consistency and high-quality interactions, as well as strengthen the “more than a meal” service we provide to clients.

Become a Mentor!

We are actively recruiting volunteers who are as passionate about serving older adults and bettering the overall volunteer experience as we are.

Email our Volunteer Services Coordinator to sign up or click below to learn more.

Our volunteers are always making a difference, one meal at a time—and we want to return the favor!

Meals on Wheels Durham is proud to partner with AmeriCorps for their Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

If you are 55 years or older, you may be eligible for mileage reimbursements, volunteer insurance, and more when you join the program and volunteer with Meals on Wheels Durham.

Interested in learning more? Contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator.

Upcoming Volunteer Shifts—Sign Up Today