Volunteer to Deliver Meals
If you'd like to help seniors in your area stay healthy and in their homes, and you are willing to deliver meals in your insured vehicle, consider volunteering to deliver meals for Meals on Wheels of Southwest Michigan/Senior Nutrition Services.
Volunteers deliver meals, chat with seniors, and check on their health and well-being. Route sheets are given to the volunteer to follow in meal deliveries. These may be picked up at the MOWSWM main office or at a senior center from the MOWSWM site manager. Meals can also be picked up there. Sheets contain all information needed to deliver meals, such as: client name, address, diet, number and type of meals.
When clients are not at home, volunteers must call the office to report this to the Director of Operations. If a volunteer is concerned about the client, he/she should call the office to report this so that we can contact their emergency contact.
Volunteers must be background-checked per program requirements and submit a copy of their current driver's license and current insurance at least once a year.
Volunteers are eligible for mileage reimbursement, if desired.
Our seniors and our program rely on our volunteers as the heart of our program.
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If you have an outgoing personality, sense of humor, and commitment to helping seniors, consider volunteering to help at one of our Senior Dining Centers in Berrien, Cass or Van Buren Counties.
Along with helping with meal preparation and service, you might be asked by the seniors to join them in a card game, or to sit and talk for a minute, or just spend a quiet moment with them. This provides both the client and volunteer with the satisfaction of caring and being cared for.
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to our 102-year-old volunteer!
Mary Madejczyk has been volunteering for Meals on Wheels of Southwestern Michigan for years. WNDU (South Bend NBC/16) profiled Mary on the occasion of her 102nd birthday!
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