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 homebound seniors 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

Burien

Caller: Volunteers are needed to call Meals on Wheels participants for their weekly order Wednesday mornings, 9 am – 11 am.

Delivery Drivers: Volunteer are needed to deliver meals in Burien Wednesday mornings, as needed. Volunteers arrive at our site in Burien to pick up meals between 10:30 am – 11 am, and are typically done with their route in 1 – 1.5 hours.

Federal Way

Packer: A volunteer is needed to help pack meals in Federal Way Wednesday mornings, as needed. Volunteers arrive at 11:45 AM and are typically done in 2 – 2.5 hours.

Issaquah

Delivery Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals Wednesday mornings. Volunteers arrive at the center to pick up meals at 9 AM, and deliveries typically take 1 – 2 hours.

Maple Valley

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

Northshore

Site Coordinator: We are in need of a Volunteer Site Coordinator on Tuesday mornings from 8 AM – 10 AM. In this position, your main responsibility is to coordinate our wonderful volunteers for the delivery of meals, and various office tasks that keep Meals on Wheels humming along on schedule.

Renton

Caller: A volunteer is needed to help call Meals on Wheels participants for their weekly order on Wednesday mornings, 9 am – 11 am, as needed.

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 in Seattle to help pack deliveries and ride along with drivers to help deliver meals. Volunteers arrive at the center at 8:30 AM and are typically done by 1:00 PM. We are looking for volunteers who have Tuesday or Wednesday availability and are interested in volunteering long term. Training for the position is provided.

West Seattle

Delivery Driver: A volunteer is needed to deliver meals Wednesday mornings, as needed. Volunteers arrive at the center in West Seattle to pick up meals between 8:30 am – 9:30 am, and deliveries typically take 1 – 1.5 hours.

 

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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