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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

When you are a Meals on Wheels volunteer, you are delivering much more than a nutritious meal - you are delivering wellness checks and caring contact. For many of our homebound seniors, you will be the only person they see or talk to all day.  

A typical volunteer shift takes about an hour to complete. Your time volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa will have a profound impact on many lives, including your own. And that feels good. Because when you do good, you feel good.

Volunteer Opportunities 

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from. 

  • Meal Delivery: Volunteers deliver nutritious meals to homebound individuals. A typical delivery shift takes an hour or less to complete. 
     

  • Meal Packers: Volunteers pack prepared meals into insulated bags for Meal Delivery volunteers.  
     

  • Volunteer Site Leader: Volunteers lead a team of Meal Delivery volunteers and packers to successfully deliver the mission of Meals on Wheels at their assigned distribution site. Site Leaders are comfortable using technology and assisting with scheduling. 
     

  • Wellness Checks by Phone: Using our MobileMeals app, volunteers check in on clients one or more days a week to ask how they are doing, record any changes in their condition, and provide encouragement during this difficult time. Volunteers must have access to a smartphone or mobile device, email and text messaging. 
     

  • PAWS Pet Food Delivery: Volunteers are needed to help pack and deliver pet food to clients one Saturday each month.  
     

  • Home Safety Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to help with minor home repairs and improvements, such as installation of doorbells, grab bars, house numbers and more! 
     

  • Lawn Mowing: Many Meals on Wheels clients are unable to care for their lawns. Volunteers are needed to assist with mowing grass and providing light yardwork. 

Becoming a Volunteer

  1. Complete Your Profile and Background Check 

  2. Attend Volunteer Orientation and Training (varies by position) 
     

For more information on volunteering with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, please contact Tara Harris at 918-921-3563 or tara@mowtulsa.org

 

Group Volunteering:  

Volunteering with Meals on Wheels encourages teamwork and can be a great way of improving communications across departments and between employees and supervisors. Let us know how we can customize a volunteer experience that will fit the needs, goals, and schedule of your team.  For more information on volunteering with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, please contact Tara Harris at 918-921-3563 or tara@mowtulsa.org

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