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Meals on Wheels People

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Meals on Wheels People

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 Chats 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. After a short online training, you can sign up on your schedule to call five 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 Chats Orientation at: mowp.volunteerhub.com

Email: volunteer.coordinator@mowp.org

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About Meals on Wheels People

Location:

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.

Description

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 hot 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.

Community
People with Disabilities
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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