Help fight hunger in King County by becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer!
As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, you will belong to a team committed to helping homebound seniors maintain their health and independence with nutritious food, personal contact, and caring service.
Here’s what our clients have said about how our volunteers improve their lives:
“Hello Dear Friends! I so much appreciate your kind, unselfish volunteer work and the sweet smile that comes with it! I enjoy our little chats. In short, you are a wonderful bunch of people and your dedication is not taken for granted!! Your 95 year old friend.”
“On behalf of my wife, I thank you so much for all the help you give to people like me. Recent stroke which took half the side of her body, causing her to be in bed most of the time. Thank you for helping me to keep some stress and worries away from her. Thank you and God bless.”
“Tell my driver that I enjoy them because if it was not for them I would have nothing to eat. So keep up the good work.”
Volunteers help us in the following positions:
- Volunteer Site Coordinators
- Delivery Drivers
- Callers/Office Support
*Training is provided for all positions. The Coordinator position requires additional training.
If there is a position below of interest to you please contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 448-5767.
Current Volunteer Opportunities throughout King County:
Delivery Driver: A Volunteer is needed to deliver meals in Federal Way Thursday mornings. We are also in need of a back-up driver to deliver when one of the weekly drivers will be away. Drivers pick up meals between 8 am – 9 am and are typically done with their route in 1 – 2 hours. This is an on-going volunteer commitment and mileage is reimbursable while making deliveries.
Office Volunteer: Exercise your office skills at our Renton Meals on Wheels site. A Volunteer is needed Friday mornings for about 1.5 hours starting around 9:30 am. A typical day includes checking for voice messages, entering orders into a user friendly computer program, and general prep for the week to keep Meals on Wheels humming along on schedule.
Delivery Driver: We are in need of a volunteer to deliver meals in West Seattle Wednesday mornings, as needed when one of the weekly drivers will be away. Drivers arrive around 9 am and are typically done with their route in 1-2 hours. This is an on-going volunteer commitment and mileage is reimbursable while making deliveries.
Cards for our Meals on Wheels Recipients!
A hand-made card from a caring person can really brighten a senior’s day. Whether you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day or planning an activity for your youth group or office, all you need is your creativity, some paper, and any other art supplies you have (*but please no glitter). Remember to make your cards general enough so they will suit any recipient. You can write messages like have a good day, happy spring or fall, and/or include an inspirational quote or silly joke. You could also share something about yourself like where you are from. Please, no “get well” messages. Envelopes are not necessary, but if you do include do not seal them. After you finish your cards, mail them to us at Sound Generations Meals on Wheels, 2208 2nd Ave Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98121.
Host a Party to Benefit Meals on Wheels!
Do-Good parties are an excellent way to promote giving, service, and helping others all while having a blast. Guests can make “Happy Spring” or other general greeting cards for our recipients. If it’s a birthday party or other event where people may typically bring a gift, consider asking guests to make a donation to Meals on Wheels in lieu of a present. We’d love to hear how your party went. Pictures or stories about your event can be sent to email@example.com. Don’t worry about size or money raised – every bit helps.