Ongoing volunteer opportunities
Meals on wheels driver
Hours: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Volunteers can be scheduled for a particular day or can be on a substitute list. Volunteers either deliver weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month.
Picking up pre-packed hot meals from partner site
(Beechmont Community Center or Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital)
Deliver meals to homebound clients on specified route and return supplies to partner site
Communicate with Meals on Wheels coordinator about any client concerns
Hours: 1 - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday or 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on certain Monday evenings, with some availability between 9 a.m. - noon for pre-packing orders and shelving food.
Volunteers can be scheduled for a particular day or can be on a substitute list.
Packing groceries from shelves into bags for between 12 and 20 families
Following Dare to Care and USDA guidelines to assemble food orders
Restocking shelves as needed
Keep food pantry neat and free of hazards, adhering to food safety guidelines
Hours: as available
Required skills: fluency in English, and a language other than English
Being on-call to help when a neighbor comes in and does not speak English well enough to be helped as effectively as possible. We’ll give you a call and (if you’re available) ask you to interpret for approximately 15 minutes so we can make sure they can get what they need.
dare to care truck unloader
Hours: 9:30 - 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month
Unloading food deliveries (expect to lift boxes up to 40 lbs.)
Correctly shelving the items
Hours: 9 a.m. - noon or 1 - 4 p.m. (3 hour shifts)
Volunteers are scheduled for a particular half-day during the week
Conducting interviews over the phone with prospective clients
Assessing eligibility for programs
Using databases and web-based programs to gather information
Referring clients to other agencies
Scheduling financial assistance appointments
Hours: 9 - 10:30 a.m. for setup, and 10:30 a.m. - noon for distribution every Wednesday
Sort and set out produce
Check identification and sign in clients
Assist clients with produce selection
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (2 hour shifts)
Load cases of food into your own vehicle from warehouse or grocery store
Transport food to SLCM and help unload food into store room.
Senior Commodities Delivery
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1-2 hour shifts)
Food orders are delivered monthly
Pick up boxes of food, each weighing approximately 20 lbs., from SLCM and deliver to homebound seniors
Hours: as available (The Neighbor Advocate Group will meet every other month)
Duties include: advocating and listening to neighbors' needs, goals, and challenges and working with the larger community to better connect resources and opportunities. Our goal is to create a better understanding of the needs of our community and to work on a grassroots level to make every household safe, happy, and healthy.
volunteer interest form
If you’re interested in any of the volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form and someone will contact you as soon as possible. If you have trouble filling out the form, please contact Nisha Kishor at (502) 361-7763.