WHAT WILL I BE DOING 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 a central location and delivering them along a predetermined 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 you connect with us.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO VOLUNTEER?
Depending on the delivery route, volunteering should take about an hour, up to an hour and a half.
WILL I EAT WITH THE CLIENTS?
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.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Give us a call at the number above!
IS THERE A VETTING PROCESS FOR VOLUNTEERS?
We are invested in the safety of their clients. You may be asked to undergo a background check process prior to delivering meals.
DO I NEED A CAR?
Volunteers who deliver meals will drive their own cars and are eligible for mileage reimbursement, if they choose.
WILL I ALWAYS VOLUNTEER WITH THE SAME CLIENTS?
Typically, recurring volunteers can sign up for a set schedule and delivery route, therefore allowing you to visit the same seniors on a regular basis. However, there is often a need to fill in open volunteer slots or to volunteer on different schedules which could result in serving different clients on different days.
HOW MANY CLIENTS WILL I MEET?
That largely depends on the distance between deliveries. Volunteers in more rural settings typically see fewer clients in a single volunteer shift, while those in urban areas can visit quickly with multiple clients living in close proximity to each other.