Meals on Wheels Opportunities

Meals on Wheels Driver

  • Description: Deliver meals 1 day a week to older adults in Liberty
  • Time Commitment: One day a week; 30-45 minutes per day
  • Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16 with valid driver’s license or reliable transportation
  • Skills Required: Must have access to a car and current insurance. Ability to carry 8-10 pound container to your car. Ability to walk from car to citizens home
  • Background Check Required

Meals on Wheels Substitute Driver

  • Description: Deliver meals as needed to older adults in Liberty. You will get called to substitute for our regular drivers about once a month
  • Time Commitment: One day a month for 30-45 minutes
  • Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16 with a valid driver’s license or reliable transportation
  • Skills Required: Must have a car or access to reliable transportation and current insurance. Ability to carry 10 pound coolers. Ability to walk from your car to the citizen’s home
  • Background Check Required

Volunteer Story

Vickie started as a substitute driver three years ago (2017) after moving to Liberty. Her mother was a driver for Meals on Wheels when she was a child and remembers her mom always coming home with a smile on her face. Years later, with the passing of her mother, Vickie started volunteering with Meals on Wheels to carry on her mother’s memory and also takes her children with her to help out. She believes she delivers more than just a meal. The meal serves as a way to develop a personal connection with the recipient as well as a way to check in on them to make sure they’re doing ok. Vickie believes the personal element between the driver and the recipient is what separates Meals on Wheels from other organizations.

Phone Buddy

  • Description: Help combat the loneliness and isolation that some seniors may feel with a phone call to uplift their spirits
  • Time Commitment: Time spent on the phone is up to you! Our goal is to have each senior in need called weekly
  • Skill Required: Friendly personality; Use of personal phone

Holiday Cards / Gifts

  • Description: A simple card or craft goes a long way to brighten the day of our Meals on Wheels recipients. Delivery volunteers will happily deliver the cards/gifts. We also like to make sure our volunteers are acknowledged and thanked for all they do. A simple gesture goes a long way!
  • Time Commitment: Time spent based on your chosen card or craft. This is a great, flexible volunteer opportunity.
  • Skill Required: None! Flex your creative muscles!

Snow Squad

  • Description: Shovel driveway and sidewalks for home bound senior citizens
  • Time Commitment: 2 hours; winter months; as needed
  • Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16 with valid driver’s license or reliable transportation
  • Skill Required: Must have own snow shovel. Ability to drive to senior’s home; Ability to shovel snow

Spring Clean Up

  • Description: A handful of our seniors need help each spring/summer with yard work. Each senior will help direct the volunteers to what needs to be done
  • Time Commitment: 2 hours; spring/summer months; as needed
  • Minimum Age to Volunteer: 16 with a valid driver’s license or reliable transportation
  • Skill Required: Must have own gardening tools. Ability to drive to senior’s home. Ability to complete yard work.

Please Note: All Meals on Wheels volunteers are required to pass a background check. 

To sign up to volunteer, print and fill out our Volunteer Application»