Volunteer with Meals On Wheels
Delivering Meals on Wheels is a simple and rewarding way to help seniors in our community who are unable to provide meals for themselves. We receive various questions about volunteering with Meals On Wheels, here are the most common FAQs:
Q: How do I sign up to become a Meals On Wheels volunteer?
A: Fill out the volunteer application and forms above or call our Volunteer Coordinators at 701-293-1440.
Q: How does a typical volunteer delivery shift work?
A: Volunteers go to their pick-up location where they receive detailed driving and delivery instructions and coolers and bags with their meals inside. There are typically 8 – 12 stops on each route. Volunteers bring the meal to each recipient’s door. Part of the fun of delivering is visiting with the seniors but it is important to keep visits brief so you can complete your route in a timely manner.
If you have concerns that your recipient may need additional help or if they are not home for their meal, please contact our office at 701-293-1440. Our staff will follow up with the recipient to make sure they are safe and well. Once the route is finished, volunteers will return the coolers and bags to the pick-up location. We try to keep the volunteers on the same route each time so they get to know the seniors they deliver to.
Q: How much time will I spend delivering meals?
A: Approximately one hour.
Q: How often will I deliver?
A: As often as you would like. Once a week, every two weeks, once or month or whenever your schedule allows. We will work with you to establish a schedule that works for you.
Q: Can I volunteer with a friend or with a workgroup?
A: Yes! Delivering meals is a great social activity that you can do alone, with a friend, or a group of coworkers. Whatever works best for you!
Q: Do I use my own vehicle?
A: Yes, volunteers drive their own vehicles.
Various organizations volunteer with Valley Senior Services, especially through our Meals On Wheels program. Take a look at the volunteer video below from RDO Equipment.
If you have any questions regarding volunteering in your county, please call the phone number provided for your county: