The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Delivering meals to the homebound is the ongoing volunteer opportunity with Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County. Anyone who can spare around 1 hour just 1 day per week can change someone's life for the better. Volunteer drivers deliver just one day per week, Monday-Friday. Meals are picked up at a neighborhood distribution site near the volunteers office or home. Each volunteer delivers around 8-12 meals in their area and delivery takes approximately one hour. Sixty minutes later, the volunteer is back at home or work, felling great about helping someone in need receive a hot, nutritious meal- almost certainly the only one he or she will have that day.
Our Regular Delivery Route Volunteers are an individual or group that delivers the same route on a specific day each week, such as every Tuesday. We also have a need for Substitute Delivery Route Volunteers that are on call to deliver meals when the normal volunteers are unable for their assigned meal delivery.
Senior isolation is a big problem in America. Volunteers provide more than a life giving meal. they offer those they serve with a vital link to the outside world. Fort the majority of our clients, their meal-delivery volunteer is the only person they see each day.
To volunteer today contact Sarah Drew-Watson at 817-258-6426 or Sarah@mealsonwheels.org or you could go to our website at www.mealsonwheels.org/volunteer