Volunteer Opportunities


VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AND TALENT

 

Meals on Wheels Durham relies on people just like you to lend your time and talent to help us deliver hot 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.
 
 
 
*3-27-2020 COVID-19 UPDATE:  
 
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. There may be a delay in processing due to the influx of applications .
  • For the week of 3/23- 4/3 we will not be delivering. Our next delivery date will be April 6th. We will be delivering one day a week on Mondays until further notice.
  • 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. 
 

 

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PACKER VOLUNTEER

Help pack 450 hot meals for our clients
Monday – Friday from 8:15 am - 9:15 am

BAG CARRIER VOLUNTEER

Help carry bags containing meals to drivers' vehicles
Monday – Friday from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

DRIVERS

Deliver hot meals to our clients using your own vehicle
Monday – Friday arrive between 10:00 am - 10:30 am to deliver; allow 1½ hours for delivery
Already a volunteer with us? Sign up to deliver here. 

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.
 

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DRIVERS

Your group can deliver meals to our clients as a one-time event or take turns driving regularly on a weekly or monthly basis.

WEEKEND MEAL VOLUNTEERS

Prepare sandwiches and pack lunches for clients that will be delivered on Fridays.
Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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.

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 complete and submit one of the Board Member applications linked below. 
 
 

BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION

 


 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

PACKER VOLUNTEER

Help pack 450 hot meals for our clients
Monday – Friday from 8:15 am - 9:15 am

BAG CARRIER VOLUNTEER

Help carry bags containing meals to drivers' vehicles
Monday – Friday from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

DRIVERS

Deliver hot meals to our clients using your own vehicle
Monday – Friday arrive between 10:00 am - 10:30 am to deliver; allow 1½ hours for delivery
Already a volunteer with us? Sign up to deliver here. 

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.
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GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DRIVERS

Your group can deliver meals to our clients as a one-time event or take turns driving regularly on a weekly or monthly basis.

WEEKEND MEAL VOLUNTEERS

Prepare sandwiches and pack lunches for clients that will be delivered on Fridays.
Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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 complete and submit one of the Board Member applications linked below.
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BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION