Feed More has immediate volunteer openings at several dispatch locations for their Meals on Wheels program, including Charles City, Chesterfield, Highland Springs, metro and south Richmond and the Tri-Cities.
“Our volunteers are critical to our ability to serve the community and take care of our homebound neighbors,” said Sudeshna Das-Menezes, Director of Volunteer Services.
A staple in the Richmond community for more than 50 years, Feed More’s Meals on Wheels program provides homebound neighbors that are unable to shop or cook for themselves with nutritious meals delivered to their doorstep each weekday. More than 800 senior and homebound neighbors receive meals through the program and Feed More needs volunteers to continue to provide meals and more to these vulnerable individuals.
“Our volunteer drivers deliver a nutritious meal and provide an important safety check that helps ensure our recipients are safe and independent in their home, where they want to be,” shared Das-Menezes. “Our volunteers help lift our recipient’s spirits through a friendly hello and conversation; often times, our volunteers are the only person our homebound neighbors will see and talk to all day.”
In order to be a volunteer with Feed More’s Meals on Wheels program individuals must have their own vehicle, be at least 21 years old and ideally, commit to two volunteers shifts per month. Additionally:
- Meals are delivered Monday – Friday
- Dispatch starts between 10:40 – 11:15 a.m.
- A full route consists of 12-15 stops and takes about 90 minutes; meals are delivered no later than 1:30 p.m.
- Background check is required
Every volunteer driver is provided with detailed turn-by-turn directions, as well as notes with important information to deliver each recipient’s meal successfully. While driving a route, volunteers have access to Feed More’s Meals on Wheels Client Services team to report any issues that they may observe during a delivery.
For those interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application or visit feedmore.org/volunteer for more information.