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Friendly Driver, Meals on Wheels

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ORGANIZATION: Meals on Wheels

Volunteer drivers are a lifeline for the seniors on their route. Drivers check-in with seniors, deliver meals, help to reduce isolation, and create community. A few moments of your day can be a critical connection for socially isolated seniors or those in need of a little more support.

The most significant volunteer need is to deliver in Watsonville or the San Lorenzo Valley areas.

More opportunities with Meals on Wheels

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Meals on Wheels

Location:

1777A Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Meals on Wheels California is to create a unified voice for nutrition providers and broaden the impact of our programs across the state to improve the lives of seniors, adults with disabilities and their families.

Description

More than a meal, Meals on Wheels provides a community. Our senior dining sites located offer daily hot meals to adults ages 60 and up. Volunteer drivers provide a friendly visit and a nutritious meal that helps support independence for vulnerable elders and disabled residents. Our drivers check in on the wellbeing of isolated elders, ensuring they receive referrals to other needed services.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1777A Capitola RdSanta Cruz, CA 95062

(36.96779,-121.98712)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Drivers can choose to commit to one route just once a week, or several routes and various days. A minimum commitment is about 2 hours/week.
  • Be a gatekeeper: recognize and report symptoms that may indicate a person needs assistance. We will provide more information during orientation.

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