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YOU CAN DELIVER THE HOLIDAYS! 

If you're looking for a COVID-safe, fun, family-friendly way to give to the community this holiday season, consider joining Meals on Wheels this Thanksgiving!  Volunteers are needed to deliver a holiday meal and a sweet smile to our senior neighbors!
 
This year’s event will be COVID-conscious: 
  • Limited physical interactions between staff and volunteers
  • Pre-packed meals
  • Masks available
  • Free hand sanitizer 
You can make the holidays special for your older and disabled neighbors! Gather your family and friends for a day of fun! Just sign up below!
 
Please click one of the below buttons to sign up!
 
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If you can't join us, please consider giving a donation to help us make the holidays brighter for everyone we serve. 


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Due to our concern for our clients and volunteers during this worrisome COVID-19 pandemic, some of our volunteer opportunities have changed.

Your generous offers of support and interest in delivering meals to our clients during this time of uncertainty is greatly appreciated! Please take a moment to review all of the opportunities on this page.  In addition to your time, it would be greatly appreciated if you are able to make a donation of any size to support our efforts. You can donate online and via Venmo or Cash App- our user name for both platforms is @mowsatx.  A $5 gift = more than a meal for a neighbor in need.

Meal Delivery

Meals will be delivered Monday–Thursday. Routes will continue being picked up from 10:00 am - 11 am from our headquarters at 4306 NW Loop 410, 78229. We will not deliver meals on Fridays as we work to minimize interactions for everyone's safety.

We know many volunteers would like to be able to choose their own delivery region. For this reason, we are super excited to introduce our new Volunteer Portal. The Volunteer Portal will give you more control over the routes you would like to deliver, while also providing you with an opportunity to keep your contact information up-to-date so you can continue to receive important updates and information regarding your route and delivery.
 
Here is how you register and sign up:
 
1. Click here to navigate to the Volunteer Portal (or copy and paste this link in your address bar: https://mowsa.mowscheduler.com)
2. Register for the Volunteer Portal using the email you gave us during your application process (If you haven't applied to be a volunteer, fill out an application here, and for more information contact Casey by email or call  210.735.5115 and ask to speak to someone in Community Engagement.)
3. Check your email for the confirmation link
4. Once you finish you registration, locate the “Help Wanted” tab at the top left hand corner of your page.
 
Here are some images to help you with understanding the process. 
 
From the “Help Wanted” page you are able to see and sign up for any open routes. The sign-up page works on a first come, first serve format, so please sure to sign-up for the route as soon as your able.
 
All routes will continue to pick-up from our Meals on Wheels HQ at 4306 NW Loop 410, between 10:00-11:00am. If you need to cancel a shift, please contact the Community Engagement Office at  210.735.5115 as soon as possible.
 
Routes will be handed out based on areas in need of volunteers unless you sign up to pick your region in the online scheduler found hereIf you are unable to deliver or are uncomfortable delivering a route that is not yours, we understand and hope you will use the online scheduler to pick the area in which you'd like to deliver! We also recommend that any volunteer who is 60 or older or has an underlying condition consider staying home.
 
As you may be aware, we are working to incorporate CDC practices of physical distancing into everything we are doing, including meal pick-up and delivery. For the safety of our clients, all volunteers will have their temperatures checked. Anyone reading 99.5 or higher will be unable to deliver. Masks must also be worn at all times when in close contact with clients and staff. 
 
 
AniMeals Delivery
Pet food can be delivered on week days or weekends! We will work with you and your organization on creating a convenient schedule and delivery route. If you or your organization is interested in distributing pet food to local seniors, please call 210.735.5115 or email us today! Click here to learn more about the AniMeals Program.
 
The Friendly Visitor Program connects qualified, trained volunteers with isolated, homebound seniors. The goal of the Friendly Visitor Program is to help improve seniors’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being through positive social interaction. Three programs are available within the the Friendly Visitor Program. The Friendly Visitor Program offers in-person home visits, the Friendly Calls Program offers phone or video calls, and the Friendly Fan Mail program offers kind words and warm thoughts through letters. Due to COVID-19 in-person visits have been suspended until further notice. Click here to learn more about becoming a Friendly Visitor Volunteer.
 

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES/QUESTIONS/CONCERNS/COMMENTS

Please contact Casey via email (<- click here) or call 210.735.5115 and ask to speak to someone in Community Engagement.

 

View the 2020 Holiday Schedule