Delivering More Than a Meal in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades & Malibu

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Meals On Wheels West

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 4 people are interested

Volunteers are needed to deliver a hot lunch, light dinner, newspaper, and a Wellness Check every Monday - Friday morning to homebound people in Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu. Volunteers are often the only people clients of this organization see on a daily or even weekly basis. Volunteers will start at the Meals on Wheels West’s Santa Monica location to pick up the meals and will receive one route, which consists of about 10 clients.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be on site to help with any questions that may come up. Volunteers can deliver in teams with friends, family or other volunteers or by themselves depending on their preference. The firsttime you volunteer you will deliver with a veteran volunteer to guide you through the process.

There is a volunteer community space at the Santa Monica office with board games, music and snacks so feel free to come early and stay later if you would like!

Once the meals are picked up at the Santa Monica location, volunteers drive their cars to the houses of each client on their route. Routes are designed to optimize travel time. If you have a limited amount of time, then the Volunteer Coordinator can assign you or your team to a smaller route.

After all of the clients on the route you received have their meals for the day, volunteers return to the Santa Monica location to drop off the bags and give any last comments to the Volunteer Coordinator. If you would like to volunteer again after your first time, the Volunteer Coordinator will help you to fill out any needed paperwork and start the background check process. By joining the Meals on Wheels West community to volunteer once a week, once a month, or even once a year you can make a huge difference in the fight against isolation, hunger, and loneliness and help keep people in their homes.92% of Meals on Wheels West clients report that the program helps to keep them in their homes.

To get a better idea what the volunteer experience will look like, you can watch this video:

Volunteers are key to keeping our community nourished so to show our appreciation we have:

  • Bagels on Wednesdays donated by Bagel Nosh
  • Donuts on Fridays donated by Yum Yum Donuts
  • Annual Volunteer & Community Champions Appreciation Breakfast
  • Volunteer Community Garden
  • Same day text-reminders of volunteer shifts
  • Icloud-based scheduling system
  • Monster Bash Annual Halloween Party
  • Tracking of all volunteer hours for reporting/future use
  • Volunteer Appreciation Station

For any questions you can contact Maggie, the Volunteer Coordinator for Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu at (310)394-5133x3 or

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About Meals On Wheels West


1823 A Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, US

Mission Statement

Meals On Wheels West is a community-based, nonprofit organization. Serving the areas of Santa Monica, Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Topanga. The organization is committed to enhancing wellness by providing quality healthy meals, nutrition education, and coordinating community resources and referrals for their homebound clients. The goal is simple ... to assist neighbors in remaining in their own homes, living with independence and dignity for as long as possible.


We delivers meals on a daily basis to those homebound and/or disabled persons who are unable to shop and cook for themselves.

People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


1823 A Michigan Ave.Santa Monica, CA 90404



  • Mental Health
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 1-2.5 Hours

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