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 interested in, and are available for 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

Volunteer Caller: Help keep the meals rolling at the Auburn Senior Center. A volunteer is needed to call Meals on Wheels participants for their weekly order on Friday mornings, 9 am – 12 pm. We’re looking for someone available long-term. Training will be provided.

Volunteer Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Auburn, weekly or every other week, Friday mornings. Delivery drivers pick up meals around 8:30am and are typically done with their route in 2 hours. Mileage is reimbursable while making deliveries.

Volunteer Packers: Volunteers are needed to help pack meals on Thursday mornings, 8:30-10 AM. As a packer, you will bag the meals delivered to homebound seniors. When a delivery goes well – drivers leave with the right bags to deliver and clients receive the meals they ordered – and it’s you we can thank. Training for this position is provided. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in volunteering longer term.

Des Moines

Back-up Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver Meals on Thursday mornings. Drivers arrive at the center to pick up meals at 9:30 AM, and deliveries usually take about 1 hour. This position would be on the occasional basis (fill in while one of weekly drivers is way). We are looking for volunteers who are interested in volunteering longer term.

Federal Way

Delivery Driver: A Volunteer is needed to deliver meals in Federal Way Thursday mornings, as needed 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.

Kirkland

Delivery Driver: A volunteer is need to deliver meals in Kirkland on Thursday mornings, every other week. Delivery drivers pick up meals around 10 am and are typically done with their route in 1.5 hours. Mileage is reimbursable. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in volunteering longer term.

Maple Valley

Packer: A Volunteer is needed to help pack meals on Wednesday mornings, on occasion. As a packer, you will bag the meals delivered to homebound seniors. When a delivery goes well – drivers leave with the right bags to deliver and clients receive the meals they ordered – and it’s you we can thank. Training for this position is provided. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in volunteering longer term.

Renton

Volunteer Caller: Help keep the meals rolling at the Renton Senior Activity Center. A volunteer is needed to call Meals on Wheels participants for their weekly order on Wednesdays, 9 am – 12 pm, at the Renton Senior Activity Center. We’re looking for someone available long-term. Training will be provided.

Tukwila

Delivery Driver: A Volunteer is needed to deliver meals in Tukwila on Thursday mornings. Delivery drivers pick up meals around 9 am and are typically done with their route in 2 hours. Mileage is 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