Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

Looking for a volunteer opportunity that is fun and rewarding? Join our Volunteer team!

As a Meals on Wheels Volunteer, you will belong to a team committed to helping seniors who are homebound maintain their health and independence with nutritious food, personal contact, and caring service.

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Meals on Wheels Volunteer Positions

  • Volunteer Site Coordinators
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Callers/Office Support
  • Packers

Message from Meals on Wheels

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Our current volunteer opportunities are listed below. Training is provided and volunteers that deliver meals can receive mileage reimbursement. If you see a position you are interested in, and are available long term, please contact us at mealsonwheels@soundgenerations.org or call 206.448.5767

Our other needs right now include monetary donations and in-kind donations of new grocery size paper bags (handles preferred).  Donations can be sent to Sound Generations Meals on Wheels, 2208 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.  Thank you again for your interest in supporting the work we do!

Current Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunities

Auburn

Driver: Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Auburn, every other week, Friday mornings. Delivery drivers pick up meals at 9:30am and are typically done with their route in 2 hours.

Federal Way

Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals in Federal Way on Thursday mornings, as needed when one of the weekly drivers is away. Drivers pick up meals between 8:00AM – 9:00AM and are typically done with their route in 1 – 1.5 hours.

Issaquah

Office Assistant: A volunteer is needed Wednesday mornings, 8:30AM- 11:30AM, as needed – about twice a month.  The position includes packing meals, calling clients for their orders, and various office tasks that keep Meals on Wheels humming along on schedule when our weekly office volunteer is away.

Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals Wednesday mornings, as needed. Volunteers arrive at the center in Issaquah to pick up meals at  9AM, and typically done with their route at 11AM.

Maple Valley

Caller:  A volunteer is needed to call Meals on Wheels participants for their orders every other Thursday morning, 9 am – 11 am.

Pacific

Delivery Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals Thursday mornings, once a month. Volunteers arrive at the center in Pacific to pick up meals at 9:30AM, and are typically done with their route in an hour and a half

SeaTac

Delivery Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals Thursday mornings. Volunteers arrive at the center in SeaTac to pick up meals at 8:30AM, and deliveries typically take 1 – 1.5 hours.

Seattle

Volunteer Delivery Support: A volunteer is needed to ride along with one of our drivers and help deliver meals in Seattle. Volunteers arrive at our warehouse in SODO at 9 AM and are typically done by 1 PM. We are looking for volunteers who have either Thursday or Friday availability and are interested in volunteering long term.

Volunteer Office Support and Backup Caller: A volunteer is needed to help call Meals on Wheels participants for their order on Wednesday mornings, 8:30 am – 11:00 am, as needed when the weekly caller is away. The volunteer would also support with various projects such as data entry, printing and mailing, that keep Meals on Wheels humming along on schedule. Advance notice will be given when needed.

Vashon/Seattle

Delivery Driver: Help support Meals on Wheels by getting meals to Vashon!  A volunteer is needed to pick up frozen meals at our warehouse in Seattle/SODO once every 3-4 weeks and deliver them to our Vashon site. Pick-up would be on Tuesdays, around 8am. From the pick-up in Seattle to Vashon and back-home to the Seattle area may take up to 5 hours. Of course if you’d like to stay and explore beautiful Vashon for longer you can.  We’re looking for someone in the Seattle area.  Mileage and ferry expenses are reimbursable. 

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No opportunities available in your area?  We serve all of King County and if you’d like for us to reach out to you when a need opens up, and you are typically available weekday mornings, please provide your name, phone number and/or email, and the zip code you live in.  Contact us at mealsonwheels@soundgenerations.org or call 206.448.5767.  

We have several other programs here at Sound Generations that need volunteers.  You can find information here.


 

Other Ways To Support Meals on Wheels

You can get involved in more ways than one. Leverage your network by fundraising online for Sound Generations! We have a free fundraising toolkit to get your started on your fundraising journey.

Make Cards for Meals on Wheels Recipients

A hand-made card from a caring person can really brighten an older adult’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. Find more details here.


 

Responses from Clients

 

 

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“To all the volunteers/staff [at] Sound Generations. I would like to thank you all for caring. I really appreciate what you’re doing and having an organization like Meals on Wheels. I got back my health… I hope I can give back someday. Thanks again to all of you. You’re all wonderful.”

– Rosalind, Meals On Wheels Client

 

 

elderly woman with younger daughter/caretaker

 

“Thank you for this service. I just received my first order today. Excellent service from the coordinators and the volunteer delivery folks…. I’m recovering from surgery, and it was difficult for me to fix something to eat. Thank you, Meals on Wheels. You made life so much easier for me.”

– Irene, Meals On Wheels Client