The greatest need for volunteers is always for meal delivery, but that’s not the only way to help serve your senior neighbors! If you have questions about any of the volunteer opportunities please call Community Engagement at 210.735.5115. Sign up today if you already know how you want to help!
Below are all of the ways you can positively impact the community by volunteering with Meals on Wheels:
Volunteer - General/Meal Delivery Volunteer
The most convenient and impactful way to help our program is by becoming a Meal Delivery Volunteer. This volunteer opportunity is Monday through Friday around the noon and only requires about ONE HOUR of your day to help feed a senior neighbor in your community. Each meal delivery volunteer must participate in a driver orientation program, be physically able to lift a small meal carrier, and provide their own transportation.
Volunteer - Seasonal
Spring Break Delivery
Because a significant portion of our regular volunteers leave town during Spring Break, we always need substitute volunteers to donate at least one hour to help fill the void until our regular volunteers return from their vacation.
Because a significant portion of our regular volunteers leave town during the summer, we always need substitute volunteers to help fill the void until our regular volunteers return from their vacation.
Thanksgiving Day Delivery
Deliver more than a meal to San Antonio seniors on Thanksgiving day! No orientation needed to participate.
Because a significant portion of our regular volunteers leave town during the holiday break, we always need substitute volunteers to help fill the void until our regular volunteers return from their vacation.
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!
Assist with meal packaging, prep work, dishwashing and cleaning.
Oversee the daily activities of each route. Coordinators will troubleshoot any route vacancies, no shows and help with mapping new routes.
Clerical or Office Volunteer
Clerical and general office duties include filing, data entry, collating, bulk mailings, and phone assistance. The Meals on Wheel Outreach staff is in need of a weekly volunteer. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Volunteer - Church, Corporate, or Group
The human connection between volunteers and older adults is as nourishing as the food we provide, so we have created an easy and unique opportunity to become a Meals on Wheels Delivery Partner for those who wish to engage in community service as a group.
All that is required to become a partner of the Meals on Wheels program is a commitment to help feed hungry seniors during your lunch hour and compassion for this vulnerable population. Please call Community Engagement today at 210.735.5115 for more information about this unique opportunity.
Entertainment and Activities
We always need volunteers who enjoy donating their talents to bring smiles to our aging clients. Ways you can help include conducting sing-a-longs, helping with jigsaw puzzles, creating and supervising arts & craft projects, and any other talents you can offer the program.
Hair Dressers and estheticians are encouraged to volunteer to provide trims, facials, and styling.
Volunteer Training Support
Available during the day to assist with monthly in-service meetings or with training sessions for new volunteers. Assist with planning and securing speakers for monthly in-service (may be done from home).
Assist with oral translations (English to Spanish) during monthly in-service meetings or with written translations of materials (flexible time commitment).
Special Event Planning
Help plan recognition luncheons for Senior Companion volunteers (June and December).
Office Administrative Support
Help organize files and records, data entry, answer phone, miscellaneous office duties.
Conduct telephone surveys of clients, contact individuals on the wait list to determine continued interest, or help recruit additional Senior Companions to the program. Hours are flexible and duties will be determined by your interest and skills.