Delivering More Than a Meal in Venice & Marina Del Rey
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
1 person is interested
Volunteers are needed to deliver a hot lunch, light dinner, newspaper, and a Wellness Check every Monday - Friday morning to homebound people in Venice and Marina Del Rey. Volunteers are often the only people clients of this organization see on a daily or even weekly basis. Strong relationships are formed, and the benefits of volunteering are enormous. Volunteers will start at the Meals on Wheels West’s Venice 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 Venice location with 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 Venice 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 Venice 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
- Donuts on Fridays
- Annual Volunteer & Community Champions Appreciation Breakfast
- 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 Jen, the Volunteer Coordinator for Venice and Marina Del Rey at (310)394-5133 x2 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Meals On Wheels West
1823 A Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404, US
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.
767 California AveVenice, CA 90291
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Veteran Care
- People 55+
- Background Check
- 1-2.5 Hours