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. Complete our online form to let us know you're interested in volunteering by clicking here!
 
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
Thanksgiving Day Delivery- We are full! Thank you!
If you're looking for a fun, family-friendly way to give to the community this holiday season, please volunteer for seniors we serve on Thanksgiving Day. 
 
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.
 
Summer Delivery
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.
 
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!
 

Other opportunities

Kitchen Volunteer
Assist with meal packaging, prep work, dishwashing and cleaning.
 
Route Coordinator
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. 

Friendly Visitor

Volunteers interested in becoming a Friendly Visitor must be able to relate to older adults in a positive and warm manner. Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with older adults based on personality and interest, so that a bond can easily be developed. Once paired, volunteers are expected to provide friendship and conversation. Click here to learn more about the Friendly Visitor program.

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.
 
Grace Place
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/Cosmetologists
Hair Dressers and estheticians are encouraged to volunteer to provide trims, facials, and styling.

Click here to complete the online form to let us know you're interested in volunteering.