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Deliver Meals to Seniors in Your Community

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By delivering meals to seniors in San Diego County, you can help ensure our seniors remain independent. Our volunteers are doing so much more than just delivering nutritious meals – they provide social interactions for our seniors who may be isolated or homebound. Our volunteers also conduct critical safety checks while dropping off meals to ensure our seniors are safe. Meals on Wheels San Diego County could not serve over 3,000 seniors a year without the help of our gracious volunteers.

Volunteers pick up coolers with meals at a designated location close to their homes or businesses, then log into the Mobile Meals app which will navigate them to each senior home on an optimized route. Volunteers have the opportunity to have brief, friendly interactions with seniors as well as deliver birthday gifts and care packages that Meals on Wheels provides. Meals on Wheels also delivers free cat and dog food to seniors' pets.

By delivering meals to seniors in San Diego County, you can help ensure our seniors remain independent. Our volunteers are doing so much more than just delivering nutritious meals – they provide social interactions for our seniors who may be…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
Oceanside, CA, USA
Directions

Meals on Wheels San Diego County has numerous meal pickup sites across the county. A site can be found close to your residence or business.

How to Apply

Signing up: Interested volunteers must submit a volunteer application at https://www.meals-on-wheels.org/volunteer-application.

People of all ages are welcome to volunteer. Volunteer applications are not needed for children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian who has completed the application. Volunteer applicants are required to pass a background check ($10 fee) and to watch the volunteer training video.

Shifts: Volunteers are asked to serve at least one shift per month. Shifts are available Monday - Saturday and last from about 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Required Skills/Experiences: Volunteers must have a driver's license and their own insured vehicle. Volunteers must also have a mobile phone.

Physical Requirements: Walking up and down stairs, bending, able to lift up to 15 lbs

Safety: Volunteers are required to wear masks during meal delivery. PPE will be provided if needed. Volunteers are doing contactless meal delivery and will remain 6ft away from seniors and volunteers at all times.

Signing up: Interested volunteers must submit a volunteer application at https://www.meals-on-wheels.org/volunteer-application.

People of all ages are welcome to volunteer…

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