three types of volunteers are needed:
Has a set route they deliver every week
on a call list–available when permanent drivers are not able to deliver
called after snow or ice storms to deliver when permanent drivers are not able to deliver
The average delivery time is about one hour. Meals are ready to be picked up starting at 10:30 am and no later than 11:15 am from BSA or Northwest Texas Hospitals. Volunteers typically deliver one route per week on the day that works best for them.
Volunteers pick up the meals from either BSA or Northwest Texas Hospital. They drive their own cars and use their own gas to deliver the meals. Most routes have 7-9 stops. Many times, you will be the only person the client may see that day. A friendly smile, hot nutritious meal, and critical safety check five days a week are priceless to the homebound elderly in our community that depend on Meals on Wheels volunteers.
Detailed route sheets with turn by turn directions are provided to each client’s home. Route sheets list the clients name, address, type of meal, and detailed directions.
The ServTracker Mobile Meals app is available for Android and Apple products which provides Google Maps directions to each delivery location.
The Meals on Wheels office will set up a training with a volunteer for you to ride along with them on a route. They will show you where to pick up the meals at the hospital, make sure you are comfortable reading the route sheet, or operating the mobile app, ServTracker Mobile Meals and answer any other questions you may have.
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Meals on Wheels is the perfect volunteer opportunity for companies, clubs, churches and even high school students.