Volunteer

Eastside Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers. If you’d like to become a driver for the Meals on Wheels program or share your talents in some other way, please fill out our application HERE. If you are just generally interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer interest form HERE.

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What do delivery drivers do?

Drivers deliver lunch to clients on one of our routes, approximately 40 minutes long. They deliver the hot lunches ready at our office at 11:15 a.m. to 8 to 10 clients in our service area—zip codes 55413, 55414, and 55418. Delivery drivers hand the meal to the client in person and assist them if necessary. As a driver you will get to know the clients on your route and tell us if you notice anything wrong or different with them. We keep an eye out for our clients.

How often would I need to deliver meals?

You can select the amount of time you’d like to commit: one day per week, once a month, or twice a month. We provide delivery training and help learning the route.

What else do I need to know about delivering meals?

  • You must be able to lift and carry meal carriers, and walk stairs.
  • You must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license, an automobile in good working order, and auto insurance.
  • You must have a caring attitude and genuine interest in the elderly.

Are there other ways to donate my time and talents?

We also have a Volunteer Greeter position on weekdays that runs roughly from 10:50 to 12:45, and like our drivers, you can select the days and schedule that works for you. If you have the gift of gab, help us visit clients at home to update our information and have a little chat.

Projects we’d love to team up with you on include: grant writing, board development, timeline organization, and planned giving program development. Are you good at organizing people? There are opportunities with our Parade, Cub Foods Packing, Annual Mailing and Volunteer Appreciation. We are also looking for folks with skill and interest in Fundraising/Promotions, Finance, Nomination, Human Resources, and Policies.

Our gratitude

We honor our volunteers several times throughout the year at appreciation events where you can win door prizes and meet your fellow volunteers. If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer delivery driver, email, or call.