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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: Deliver seven frozen meals to a short route of clients

  • Delivery begins at 11:00a.m. and ends at 1:00pm– Weekdays only

  • Monday:  Broken Arrow, Bixby, Sand Springs, and Sapulpa

  • Tuesday: Northwest Tulsa

  • Wednesday:  Southside 

  • Thursday:  Eastside and Owasso

  • Friday:  Midtown 

  • Must have smartphone – volunteers will use mobile meals app for calls

  • Must have email and text messaging

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 Check Calls:

  • Make calls to a short list of Meals on Wheels Clients to check in on their general wellbeing  

  • This opportunity is available seven days a week

  • Calls are made between 9:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. from your own home

  • Must have smartphone – volunteers will use mobile meals app for calls

  • Must have email and text messaging   

 

PAWS (Pets Assisting Wellness in Seniors)

Pet Care Assistance:

  • Deliver pet food on the 3rd Saturday of the month

  • Transport pets to and from veterinary appointments

Home Safety Projects: This is a flexible opportunity with weekday, evening, and weekend opportunities. Assist with small home repairs, lawn care, and other home safety needs. Hours vary by project

 

Youth volunteers are always encouraged!  It’s necessary that a parent or guardian register to volunteer with our youth volunteers – only the adult will complete a background check.

Becoming a Volunteer

  1. Complete Your Profile and Background Check 

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

 

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 employee team, club, or church.  Our Volunteer Engagement team is happy to further speak on delivering the Meals on Wheels mission with you and your group at a Lunch and Learn, or similar group setting that is the best fit for your organization. 

 

For more information on volunteering with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, please contact Scott Copeland at 918-922-8428 or scott@mowtulsa.org.

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