Hello Volunteers: We Need More of You!

Hello Volunteers: We Need More of You!

“It’s nice when someone’s day gets better because you showed up!”

Abolish hunger in our community while making new friends by joining with other volunteers at Meals on Wheels Takoma Park/Silver Spring. And we’re in urgent need of new delivery drivers.

We prepare and deliver delicious meals to our homebound neighbors every weekday. Volunteers are a critical part of this program — come make a difference in a day! Call 301-434-1922 or go to www.mowtakoma.org/volunteers to learn more.

There are three shifts, Monday through Friday:

  1. Our deliverers enjoy meeting recipients and provide a smile with each delivery. Drivers arrive at noon to pick up coolers, hot packs, and route sheets. Routes are finished in about an hour and a half.
  2. Kitchen Brigade – Morning shift 9-noon. This team works together to prepare sandwiches and packages food for that day’s meals.
  3. Kitchen Brigade – Mid-day shift 12:15-2:15pm. This team prepares and packages food for the next day’s meals and help the cook clean and prepare the kitchen for the next day.

Volunteers are trained on their first day. Our volunteers love the connections and friendships they make on their kitchen teams or meeting clients. In their 2022 volunteer survey, 100% said that they’d recommend volunteering with us to their own friends and family. We are happy to answer questions; just give us a call at 301-434-1922. For more information: www.mowtakoma.org

We have a great time together! As one volunteer said “Meals on Wheels makes volunteering so easy! I volunteer just a couple of hours a week, and everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I’ve made nice connections with other volunteers and the clients are wonderful–so appreciative of the food, and fun to chat with.”