Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, you’ll belong to a team committed to helping homebound older adults maintain their health and independence with nutritious food, personal contact, and caring service.

Help us fight hunger in King County by becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer! 

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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. 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

Burien

Volunteer Caller: A volunteer is needed to call Meals on Wheels participants for their weekly order on Wednesday mornings, 9:00 am – 11:00 am. We’re looking for someone available long-term. Training will be provided.

Delivery Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals in Burien on Wednesday mornings, as needed. Volunteers arrive at the center to pick up meals between 10:30 am – 11 am, and are typically done with their route in 1-1.5 hours. Training is provided and mileage is reimbursable while making deliveries.

Enumclaw

Delivery Driver: A Volunteer is needed to help pack and deliver meals every other Wednesday. Volunteers arrive at the site at 11:45 am and are typically done with their route in 1.5 – 2 hours. Training is provided and mileage to deliver meals is reimbursable. 

Federal Way

Backup Delivery Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals in Federal Way Thursday mornings, as needed. Drivers arrive between 8 am – 9 am and are typically done with their route in 1 – 2 hours. Training is provided and mileage to deliver meals is reimbursable.

Volunteer Co-Coordinator: A volunteer co-coordinator is needed on Thursday mornings from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. You would work with the current Volunteer Coordinator, supporting our wonderful team of volunteers and assist with various office tasks that keep Meals on Wheels humming along on schedule. The co-coordinator is also able to fill in for any member of the Meals on Wheels team. Training for this position is provided. We are looking for someone interested in volunteering longer term.

Backup Packer: A volunteer is needed to pack meals on Wednesday mornings, as needed. The packers arrive at 11:45 AM and are typically done in 2 – 2.5 hours. Training for this position is provided. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in volunteering longer term.

Kent

Backup Delivery Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals in Kent on Wednesday mornings, as needed. Drivers pick up meals between 8:30-9:30 am, and are typically done with their route in 1-1.5 hours. Training is provided and mileage is reimbursable while making deliveries.

West Seattle

Backup Delivery Driver: A volunteer backup driver is needed to deliver Meals Wednesday mornings, as needed. Volunteers arrive at the center to pick up meals between 8:30 am – 9:30 am, and deliveries typically take 1 – 2 hours. This position would be on the occasional basis (filling in when one of weekly drivers is away). Mileage is reimbursable. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in volunteering long term.

Vashon

A volunteer is needed on Tuesday mornings 9:15am – 11:15am, to fill in as needed. This person would be ready to jump in to any role as a backup when one of the weekly volunteers is away. This may include calling Meals on Wheels participants for their weekly orders, packing meals, and delivering meals. Training is provided. We are looking for someone interested in volunteering long-term.

 

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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

older woman with scarf on her head

“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