Monday, February 16, 2009

Mission 4 Monday- Meals On Wheels


Become a Meals-on-Wheels Volunteer
Volunteers are the vital link in our services and add an immeasurable human value to the quality of what we do. We believe that those we serve deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and our volunteers are the living examples of that belief. More than 2,000 a year donate their time to Meals-on-Wheels and many seniors tell us the best part about meal delivery is the friendly, caring volunteers. Meals-on-Wheels offers many opportunities for those who want to get involved with a nonprofit in their community and help seniors stay independent.

MEAL DELIVERY Volunteers, using their own automobile, can choose a day(s) to deliver meals between Monday - Saturday Delivery time is typically 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. However their role is far more important than the meals they deliver:
* They are often the only contact our customers have all day.* They provide a warm smile and a caring attitude.* They are a safety check to help ensure our customer's well being.* They are the eyes and ears of Meals-on-Wheels and often alert us to customers with additional needs.
Delivery volunteers are required to have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, have completed a one-hour orientation, conducted weekly at our four Service Center offices, as well as pass a background check. Meals on Wheels does not accept volunteers wanting court appointed hours. Children and students can volunteer with an adult 18 years of age or older. Delivery volunteers may deliver as often as they like, but we ask for a minimum of two days per month. We are able to schedule most volunteers for service near their home or office.

9 comments:

Peggy said...

Blessings Denise...I have so much respect for volunteers! This Meals on Wheels is such a blessed service! You are so right, it is much more than just the meal! Thanks for all the great info on this! Bless you for sharing in Mission 4 Monday!!! I am simply aMazed at all the SUPER ideas & opportunities you share!!! You are an angel shortybear!!! Love ya'

Denise said...

I have a dear friend that does not have much so we buy her lunch each day from the Hospital.. The Meals on Wheels volunteers take it right to her door every day.......... They are wonderful people giving of their time........

It is a God thing......

luvmy4sons said...

You always have such great ministry ideas! This is a great one!

April said...

I agree...it's a wonderful service to be involved with. My grandmother did it for a number of years and was always blessed more than the people who received the meals.

Cheryl said...

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Sandi said...

I often think I should do meals on wheels. It is really a good thing.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I wish I can do this, Denise. I really would love to. I wonder if there is that kind of activities here in Michigan. And also, the problem is, I can't drive yet. :(
God bless your heart, Denise.

Donetta said...

Hi Sis, Great add for this fantastic organization. I trust your doing well. How is your thigh?

bp said...

Good afternoon sweet Denise,

I have never been part of this program. I've read about it many times in the newspaper. Thanks for sharing it Monday.