|It's not just delivering meals
It's spending time
It's a daily smile
It's letting someone know you care
It's admiring the dog that has almost no hair and only 3 teeth
It's hearing the same story over and over, on the same visit
It's pretending to smell flowers I know are fake, but she doesn't
It's looking at the same family photos each week
It's discussing the weather
It's holding a hand and allowing myself to be petted
It's getting angry when family is not attentive
It's listening to all the ailments and aches
It's worrying about them when they are not on the list one week
It's not just delivering meals
Oh, not it's not
~ Kathie Schmidt,
Meals On Wheels Volunteer
Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Can you spare 1-2 hours a week or a month?
Do you want to be appreciated for the work you do?
Are you ready to make an impact in someone's life - even your own?
If you answered "Yes!" to any or all of these questions, then volunteering at Meals on Wheels may be for you! Whether you'd like to work inside or outside, have only an hour or all day to spend, we need your help.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Meals On Wheels Home Delivery Driver
- Once a week
- Once a month
- Substitute Driver
- Company Driver Teams
- Phone Receptionist
- Office Assistant
- Kitchen Help
- Pet Food Program
- Santa for Seniors Program
- Special Events - Lend a hand at the Plate Expectations Charity Auction, Deliver Lunch Bunch/Fall Feast, or one of our other fundraisers!
Corporate Delivery Partners
Successful businesses understand the importance of building stronger communities through personal involvement and service to others. That's what makes Buncombe County such a great place to live, work and play!!!
Here at Meals on Wheels, we offer companies the opportunity to make a difference in their community by delivering meals to the elderly. Neighborhood routes are available throughout the city and county that allow you to reach out to folks who appreciate your knock on their door and smiling face! Just ask these businesses who already deliver Meals on Wheels:
Delivering Meals on Wheels is a great team building activity! On average, it takes 1-2 people approx. 90 minutes to deliver. Routes serve 12 to 16 seniors and food/supplies are picked up at one of thirteen satellite locations close to you. Call/email our Volunteer Coordinator, Ma-Rita Alexander @ Ph.253-5286 to find out more info about routes in your area and how to get involved!