Meal Delivery and
Delivery volunteers are the heart and soul of Meals on Wheels and touch lives with food and friendship. Deliver a meal to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in Lackawanna County and brighten their days. Your smile may be the only one they see all day! Annually, our volunteers deliver over approximately 140,000 meals! Volunteer routes generally take an hour to an hour and a half and can be done during your lunch hour! You may volunteer once a week, once a month, or whenever your schedule permits. Delivery teams, consisting of a driver and visitor, deliver meals to between 8 and 16 people on each route. We provide orientation and training at convenient times as well as allow you to ride along with an experienced team member to see how it’s done. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance. You will also use your own car and gas to deliver meals.
These volunteers are called upon when weather conditions turn wintry and substitutes are needed.
This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for people who are unable to volunteer on a regular basis. Substitute drivers and visitors are needed to fill in on routes that are open due to volunteer cancellations. There’s no need to commit to a specific day; your name will be added to our substitute call list, and you will be contacted on an as-needed basis to see if you are available to substitute.