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Meal Delivery Volunteer (Erie County)

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: FeedMore WNY Inc.

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to our homebound neighbors in need throughout Erie and Niagara counties, especially within the City of Buffalo! As a home-delivered meal volunteer, you will help to enrich the lives of homebound seniors and disabled individuals by enabling them to maintain their dignity and independence.

It takes approximately an hour of your day to deliver meals, and you can volunteer as frequently as you wish. Depending on the home-delivered meal site you are placed at, your volunteer shift will begin anywhere between 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., FeedMore WNY has home-delivered meal opportunities Mondays through Fridays in both Erie and Niagara counties.

All volunteers, who are 18 or older, will be required to fill out a background check, which will be sent electronically after application approval. Volunteers under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult, and those 16 or older are able to participate on their own.

To take a look at what meal delivery looks like please watch our training video (please, note that no masks are being worn as this video was made prior to COVID) Click here!

The health and safety of our volunteers are top priorities. To ensure that we are keeping all of our volunteers safe we are asking anyone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, or who is symptomatic to please stay home for the recommended five day period or until symptoms subside. As well as we ask that if you were recently exposed to someone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 and you are unvaccinated, or vaccinated and showing symptoms, that you stay home for the recommended five days and please reschedule your volunteer shift.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who should volunteer?

A: Anyone looking to make a difference! Volunteering is a great opportunity for retirees, college students, business professionals, teachers, shift workers, stay-at-home moms and dads, church groups and others.

Q: Are there any requirements for volunteers?

A: Volunteers must be 16 years old or older, unless accompanied by a parent. Also, FeedMore WNY runs a basic background check on all volunteers prior to their starting to help ensure the safety of the clients.

Q: Do I have to have a car?

A: No. Both drivers and servers are needed. With COVID a lot of individuals are choosing to deliver on their own, so there may be a wait time if looking to just serve and be paired up with someone.

Q: When is volunteering?

A: The primary volunteer assignment - assisting with meal delivery - is done on weekdays only between the hours of 11 am to 1 pm. Note that each site has a defined start and end time and that a route generally takes an hour or less.

Q: Where are delivery sites located?

A: Our delivery sites are located throughout Niagara County, including the City of Niagara Falls and surrounding suburbs.

To sign up directly, you can visit our website at the following link:

https://www.feedmorewny.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-signup-form/

We are grateful for your support!

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Employment
Hunger
Children & Youth, Employment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Buffalo, NY 14206

(42.88203,-78.80994)
 

SKILLS

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_MONTH

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