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!
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Positions
- Volunteer Site Coordinators
- Delivery Drivers
- Callers/Office Support
Message from Meals on Wheels
We truly appreciate the community interest in volunteering during this pandemic and apologize that we do not have the capacity to respond to each of you. At this time, we are not in need of volunteers for the short-term but please continue to check our website for updates and if you are available weekday mornings and would like to add your information here; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MOW20, we will reach out in the event we need your help. If you are available to volunteer for at least a year, please see our current volunteer opportunities below.
Our other needs right now include monetary donations and in-kind donations of hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, disposable gloves, and 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
- Back-Up Volunteer Site Coordinator: In this volunteer position, your main responsibility is to fill in when the Site Coordinator will be away, calling participants for their weekly meal order, coordinating our wonderful volunteers for the delivery of meals, and various office tasks that keep Meals on Wheels humming along on schedule. In a pinch, the Coordinator can fill in for any member of the Meals on Wheels team, including delivering meals to clients. This position currently requires availability on Mondays (about an hour when needed) and Thursday mornings, 8 am – 12 pm, but in a few months it will be Wednesdays instead of Thursdays. Training for this position is provided.
We also 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. 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 glitter or “get well” messages.
- Envelopes are not necessary. If included, please do not seal them.
- Please mail cards to our main downtown office: 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. You can even combine this with card making for Meals on Wheels 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Don’t worry about size or money raised – every bit helps us bring service to marginalized and underserved older adults.
Responses from Clients
“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
“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