Volunteer


VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AND TALENT

 

Meals on Wheels Durham relies on people just like you to lend their time and talent to help us deliver meals to seniors, disabled individuals and citizens unable to prepare meals for themselves.If you are already a volunteer, please visit the Current Volunteers page for helpful tips, policies, procedures and instructions.

 

Monday Hot and Frozen Meal Volunteer Opportunities | Tuesday to Friday Hot-Meal Volnteer Opportunities | Remote Volunteer Opportunities | Additional Volunteer OpportunitiesSign Up to Deliver (existing volunteers) | Group Volunteer Opportunities | Volunteer Application | Board Member Opportunities | Sign Up for a Volunteer Shift | COVID Updates

 

MONDAY HOT AND FROZEN MEAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

UNLOADERS

Help unload meals for our clients.

Mondays from 7:50 am - 9am

INSIDE HELPERS

Assist with operations inside the building including expediting meals to delivery drivers, packing meals, managing route sheets, etc.

Mondays from 8 AM - Noon

GREETERS

Welcome drivers in the parking lot and communicate routes to Insider Helpers.

Mondays from 8:45 AM - Noon

LOADERS

Help load frozen and hot meals onto  delivery drivers' vehicles.

Mondays from 8:45 am - Noon 

DRIVERS

Deliver frozen meals to clients using your own vehicle.

Mondays arrive between 9 am - 11 am to pick up meals from the office and; allow 1½ hours for delivery

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HOT-MEAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (TUESDAY TO FRIDAY)

To best accommodate our hot-meal-delivery clients, routes have been condensed throughout the week. Hot meals will be delivered in 13 total routes — Routes 1-11 are spread out around Durham County and Routes 12 and 13 are apartment-only routes. View Hot-Meal Route Map here.

 

INSIDE HELPER

Assist with operations inside the building including unloading meals, packing hot and cold food items into insulated bags, managing route sheets, loading delivery driver vehicles with meals, etc.

Tuesdays to Fridays from 8:30 am  - 11 am

DRIVERS

Deliver hot meals to clients using your own vehicle.

Tuesdays to Fridays; Pick up meals between 9:30 am - 10:30 am and allow 1 ½ hours for delivery

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REMOTE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

WELLNESS CALLERS 

Call a group of seniors on Wednesday and/or Friday mornings between 9 am and Noon.Calling instructions are provided via a Google sheet.

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

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ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HANDYMAN

Are you an experienced handyman? If so, this is the job for you! Help us install doorbells for our clients or do odd jobs and repair miscellaneous items in the office.

Positions are posted as needed

PET FOOD ORGANIZER

Bag, label, and organize donated pet food for our clients’ pets to be delivered on Mondays.

Fridays from 1 pm - 2 pm

DATA ENTRY VOLUNTEER

Help collect and input important client data for Meals on Wheels to help enhance operations and services

Positions are posted as needed

 
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GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Your group can deliver meals to our clients as a one-time event or take turns driving regularly on a weekly or monthly basis. Contact comm@mowdurham.org or complete our volunteer application if you are interested.
 
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VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Please complete and submit one of the Volunteer application forms linked below and we will contact you to discuss your interests.
 
Volunteer Application (printable)*: Please download, print, complete and mail the printable form. You can also drop it off at the office. Our contact information is located at the top of the page, under Contact Us.
 
* Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free here.
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BOARD MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES

Periodically, we have openings for members of the community to serve on our Board of Directors. If you are interested in being considered for a board member position, please email comm@mowdurham.org with a resume and letter of interest. 
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COVID-19 FAQ 

Many of you have reached out to offer extra help and we so appreciate you for thinking of us during this time! We want to keep you in the loop so please note the following:
  • We are still accepting volunteer applications. 
  • All volunteers and guests must take a tempurature check before entering the building and must wear a face mask when volunteering.
  • Clients will still be contacted multiple times a week via phone for check-ins. We will utilize volunteers to help us call clients,
  • If you are interested in helping us make those calls or deliver extra food, please fill out a volunteer application and indicate in the notes section what you are interested in doing, calling, delivering or both and you will receive additional correspondence as we have updates/needs. 

Meals on Wheels Durham continues to monitor local and national COVID-19 regulations. Our hot meal transition and operations are subject to change due to CDC and local guidelines concerning the Delta variant. Stay up-to-date on the latest news concerning COVID-19 and Durham County.

 
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