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Join the Meals on Wheels community, where more than 1,500 individuals, just like yourself, are actively contributing to making a positive impact. Together, we’ve accomplished remarkable feats, delivering over 4,651 emergency food boxes and 373,176 meals annually to seniors and individuals with disabilities!

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Complete the application process.
  • Be over the age of 18.
  • Use their personal vehicles.
  • Not be completing court ordered community service.
  • Be able to pickup and deliver in Lehigh, Northampton, or Carbon Counties.

Volunteer Opportunities

Daily Meal Delivery Volunteers

Typically, these volunteers offer their availability on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Delivery volunteers start their routes between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, with most routes lasting approximately 90 minutes. Volunteers will pickup meals from one of our convenient pick-up sites and deliver the meals to clients on their assigned route.

Grocery Shopping Order-Takers

Additionally offered on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedule, grocery shopping order-takers visit the Meals on Wheels Sherman Street office on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Their role involves accepting client grocery orders over the phone and inputting them into the computer. The orders are transmitted to the specified stores.

Grocery Shopping Shoppers

Offered on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedule, grocery shopping shoppers receive notifications on Monday or Tuesday to fulfill client shopping requests for the week. Shoppers retrieve the client’s order from the assigned store, conduct the grocery shopping, and deliver the groceries to the client’s residence. The days and times for grocery shopping trips are adaptable to accommodate flexibility.

Office Volunteers

Office volunteers are essential to our daily operations. We need volunteers on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly basis. These volunteers perform clerical support duties such as mailings, filing, copying, scanning, answering phones, and entering data.

Senior Food Box Volunteers

Volunteers are responsible for delivering the Senior Food Boxes to homebound seniors the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1 PM. 

Senior Food Boxes are Second Harvest Food Bank’s distribution of food through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), a federally funded program that is designed to improve the health and nutrition of low-income senior citizens.  A supply of staple foods, provided by the USDA, are packed into boxes and distributed once a month to registered participants.  The boxes contain cereal, juice, canned vegetables and fruit, evaporated milk, pasta, peanut butter, protein (beef, chicken or tuna) and cheese. Volunteers will need be able to lift and carry a 25-pound box. Carts are available to assist during delivery. 

Food Pantry Volunteers

As a volunteer for a Food Pantry route you are responsible for picking up bags of non-perishable food items from one of several local food banks in the Lehigh Valley and delivering the food to several Meals on Wheels clients in the surrounding area. Food pantry routes are delivered on a monthly basis; days and times vary. 

Become part of our team today!

Whether you can volunteer twice a month or every day, as an individual or as part of a group, we welcome you. Businesses, families, church groups, and others are all valued members of our dedicated volunteer community. Regardless of your time commitment, we sincerely appreciate your dedication and skills.

Join us now in nourishing seniors in the Lehigh Valley!