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Recruiting Organization: Meals on Wheels San Diego County

Volunteers delivering meals allows Meals on Wheels San Diego County's seniors to remain independent by providing nutritious meals and critical safety checks. Sometimes a volunteer is the only person their seniors see all day. Meals on Wheels San Diego County could not serve over 4,000 seniors each year without the help of their gracious volunteers.

Volunteers pick up coolers with meals at a designated location close to their homes or businesses, then log into their Mobile Meals app which will navigate them to each senior home on an optimized route. Volunteers will ask each senior if they are doing okay as a safety check. Any reasons of concern can be easily reported on their app to ensure that Meals on Wheels can follow up with the client.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to have brief, friendly interactions with seniors as well as deliver birthday gifts and care packages that Meals on Wheels provides. Meals on Wheels also delivers free cat and dog food to seniors' pets.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Signing up: Interested volunteers must submit a volunteer application at

People of all ages are welcome to volunteer. Volunteer applications are not needed for children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian who has completed the background application. Volunteer applicants are required to pass a background check ($10 fee) and to watch the volunteer training video.

Shifts: Volunteers are asked to serve at least two shifts per month. Shifts are available Monday - Saturday and last from about 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Required Skills/Experiences: Volunteers must have a driver's license and their own insured vehicle. Volunteers must also have a mobile phone.

Physical Requirements: Walking up and down stairs, bending, able to lift up to 15 lbs

Safety: Volunteers are required to wear masks during meal delivery. PPE will be provided if needed. Volunteers are doing contactless meal delivery and will remain 6ft away from seniors and volunteers at all times.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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