Become A Volunteer

Youth Volunteers

Our valuable community-service opportunities also provide youth volunteers with the chance to build skills and directly participate in the fight against hunger.

Meals on Wheels delivery riders (with parent or guardian driving) can directly interact with appreciative clients during the daily delivery of meals, pet food, and ancillary services provided to the elderly and homebound.

When? Monday through Friday from approximately 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Where? Richmond metro-area routesoriginate from our 1601 Rhoadmiller Street location, Richmond. Additional routes originate from South Richmond, Colonial Heights (including Petersburg & Hopewell), Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland/Powhatan, Mechanicsville and Highland Springs.

Special event helpers (with supervising adult working same event) staff some of our biggest food drives, food festivals, or special events throughout the year.

When and Where? Varying times and locations will be offered throughout the year.

BackPack packers (with supervising adult working) assemble food items into bags containing six weekend meals for weekly deliveries to schoolchildren in need. 

When? Special youth-packing sessions are offered throughout the year. 

Where? Central Virginia Food Bank’s Distribution Center at 1415 Rhoadmiller Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Little Hunger Helpers

Although our facility cannot accommodate volunteers younger than age 11, some of our youngest helpers can still make a difference in feeding others. Children can conduct a food drive, host a party with a purpose, or harvest home-based gardens to provide fresh produce for their neighbors. Hunger Helpers may also tap their artistic side by making “comfort bags” for Meals on Wheels clients or making birthday and holiday cards for clients. By partnering with FeedMore, children learn that creative activities and helpful actions go hand-in-hand with fun and fulfillment.

You, your friends, church group, or office mates can help! To get started with any of these volunteer opportunities, complete our online form here.

I feel stronger & more confident in myself because I know that good meals provide a solid foundation for continued good health.

MOW recipient

working together to feed more