Volunteers are the pulse of the Meals on Wheels program, as they not only deliver meals to homebound citizens and seniors in the local community, but they also provide companionship, a safe response and a warm, friendly smile when they arrive at the door.
Volunteer opportunities are built around what you do and what you need. Whether you are an individual who is looking for a volunteer opportunity, a school or youth group that would like to work together, or a business that is looking to build or add to an already existing employee volunteer program, Campbell County seniors need your help.
"Meals on Wheels provides meals to seniors, the disabled, and the homebound," said Janet Lomax, Outreach Coordinator. "Program volunteers do more than drive from door to door - many of our clients are lonely and those that assist in meal programs are their only daily contact with other people. Your smiling face and some words of kindness and friendship are as important as a hot, nutritious meal."
Many delivery volunteers take a little time with each client to visit and provide much needed conversation. Whether you have only a few hours one day per week, can volunteer every day, or can only work a few hours on a weekend, your assistance is needed.
There are numerous route opportunities through the Meals on Wheels program, though specific openings will vary from one location to another. People of varied interests and abilities can help – whether they want to be hands-on or behind the scenes. Timing is also flexible, but most programs deliver meals before noon.
For more information, please visit https://mealsonwheelslynchburg.org. To volunteer, please contact Janet Lomax at (434) 847-0796, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.