Volunteers

Why should I volunteer for Meals on Wheels?

Volunteers are our lifeblood. We could not accomplish serving  of seniors we serve throughout the year without the help of our devoted volunteers. They deliver meals, support our operations in the offices and at events, and are partners in keeping seniors healthy and independent in their own homes.

We all know what it feels like to be lonely — and to be hungry not just for a meal, but for the nourishment that comes from personal connection. That's where you and Meals on Wheels come in. By becoming a volunteer, you'll prepare or deliver a meal, provide a friendly visit, and offer a safety check to seniors who may not have contact with another person all day. You'll join more than 10 locally and more than two million others nationally — working collectively throughout the U.S. to make sure the seniors who took care of us aren't forgotten, hungry or alone. It doesn't take much from each of us to improve the lives of so many, and there are many more ways to volunteer. Together, we can make a huge difference for seniors.

We all need to step up and do
even a small part...

Right now, nearly one out of every six seniors in this country may not know where their next meal is coming from and millions more are suffering from isolation. The Meals on Wheels movement fills the growing gap between those served and those still in need. We all need to step up and do even a small part in making sure that aging doesn't have to have a devastating toll on senior independence and quality of life.

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Volunteer Requirements

Volunteer Orientation
All volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation session prior to volunteering with Meals On Wheels.

Age Requirements
The minimum volunteer age requirement is 16 years. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Dress Code Requirements
Our only volunteer activity with a dress code is meal preparation in our kitchen. Please see below for further details.
* No high heels or open-toe shoes (no flip-flops or sandals)
* No shorts or skirts
* No sleeveless shirts or tank tops (a short or long sleeve t-shirt is fine)
* Our kitchen is kept at a cold temperature, so please dress warmly
* No jewelry: Including rings, earrings, facial piercings, bracelets, or watches
* No chewing gum, drinks, or personal food items are allowed in the meal packing or kitchen areas
* The provided hairnets, aprons and plastic gloves must be worn in all food prep and meal packaging areas
* No headphones, ear buds or Bluetooth earpieces may be worn while prepping or packaging meals
* Make sure to leave all valuables/personal belongings at home or secure them prior to arrival at MOWWHTMTN
* We love social media and PICTURES. Feel free to wear company or group shirts if possible

Volunteer Position(s) Information

VOLUNTEERS
* Are often the only contact our clients have all day.
* Provide a warm smile and a caring attitude.
* Are a safety check to help ensure our customer’s well being.
* Our volunteers are the eyes and ears of Meals on Wheels and often alert us to clients who may have additional needs.

DELIVERY INFORMATION
* White Mountain Meals on Wheels delivers meals daily (Monday through Friday) to home bound seniors.

* We also serve meals Monday through Friday at the Show Low Senior Center from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM

Requirements
* Valid drivers license
* Proof of insurance
* Use of personal vehicle
* Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
* Fingerprints and background check required to receive Class A clearance card.
* Must pass background check ($10.00 fee - Waived for Active Military) Complete volunteer training orientation
* No high heels or open-toe shoes (no flip-flops or sandals)
* No shorts or skirts
* No sleeveless shirts or tank tops (a short or long sleeve t-shirt is fine)
* Our kitchen is kept at a cold temperature, so please dress warmly
* No jewelry: Including rings, earrings, facial piercings, bracelets, or watches
* No chewing gum, drinks, or personal food items are allowed in the meal packing or kitchen areas
* The provided hairnets, aprons and plastic gloves must be worn in all food prep and meal packaging areas
* No headphones, ear buds or Bluetooth earpieces may be worn while prepping or packaging meals
* Make sure to leave all valuables/personal belongings at home or secure them prior to arrival at MOWWHTMTN
* We love social media and PICTURES. Feel free to wear company or group shirts if possible
Volunteer projects at our Meals on Wheels White Mountains Administrative Offices include:
* Correspondence
* Copying
* Event coordination
* Packaging and mailings
* Data Entry
* And other administrative duties

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