Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete an application, provide references, and pass a criminal background check.
VOLUNTEER TO DELIVER MEALS
Catawba County Meals on Wheels provides a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of a senior. Volunteers pick up meals from one of our twelve locations and deliver the meals to the seniors' homes. In many cases, our volunteers are the only person the recipient will see all day.
ADOPT A ROUTE
Businesses, churches and other groups can adopt a route, meaning they organize a team of volunteers to make sure meals are delivered to that route for a week, or even a month. Our staff can come to you to provide more information about how this works.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE?
It takes about one and a half hours a month during the lunch hour to deliver Meals on Wheels. We provide the training. You provide your time and vehicle to deliver meals.
SHARE YOUR TALENTS
We are always looking for singers, bands, dancers, and other talented individuals who are willing to provide one or more free performances at our Seniors Morning Out locations. Do you have a special talent? Can you share your knowledge; can you perform; can you lead a craft activity? If so, we want to hear from you!
HELP WITH OUR ANNUAL FUND DRIVE
Can you, your church, or business organize a special event to raise money for our programs? If so, we would love to hear from you! Could you distribute flyers to area locations, prepare mailings, or help in other ways? Call 828-695-5617 to find out more.
ASSIST AT SENIORS MORNING OUT LOCATIONS
We can always use extra help at our Seniors Morning Out locations. Typical activities include preparing coffee or tea, moving tables or chairs, serving meals, cleaning up after meals, and helping seniors with mobility issues safely enter or exit buildings. If this sound like something you would like to do, call 828-695-5617. (Background checks are required for all volunteers.)