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Friendly Chat: A Wellness Check-In

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ORGANIZATION: Meals on Wheels People

  • 35 people are interested
Friendly Chat

During the pandemic all of us have experienced some social isolation and many of us have experienced significant loneliness. Even before COVID-19 hit, an estimated 43% of older adults in the U.S. felt lonely on a regular basis.

Our Friendly Chat program can use your help! More than half of the older adults Meals on Wheels People serves live alone.

A phone call from you gives participants a warm and friendly connection as well as being able to check in on their wellbeing. After a short online training, you can sign up on your schedule to call 5-6 people using our mobile phone application. Connect over travel, books, pets, hobbies-just have a chat with someone who needs one!

Volunteers must be 18+ years old, have a smart phone, and be comfortable using mobile phone applications.

Sign up for a Friendly Chat Orientation at: mowp.volunteerhub.com

Email: volunteer.coordinator@mowp.org

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About Meals on Wheels People


7710 SW 31st Ave, PO Box 19477, Portland, OR 97219, US

Mission Statement

The vision of Meals on Wheels People is that no senior will go hungry or experience social isolation. We enrich the lives of seniors and assist them in maintaining their independence by making nutritious food, social contacts and other resources easily available. Our organization is community based, emphasizes volunteer involvement and is financially sound.


Meals on Wheels People is a nonprofit, secular organization that has provided seniors with hot meals and opportunities for health, hope and friendship since 1970. Each year more than 7,500 volunteers prepare and deliver 1.3 million meals to seniors in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. The loyal support of our volunteers combined with the generous financial contributions of our donors keeps the vision of Meals on Wheels Centers alive.


People with Disabilities
Community, People with Disabilities, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers make calls for about an hour anytime between 10am-4pm, Monday through Thursday.

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