Let's do Lunch

Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Donate your lunch break today and drop off a meal and a smile to a senior in your neighborhood. Make a difference with just an hour a week.

How does it work?

Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers use their own cars to deliver lunchtime meals to homebound seniors in our community. Along with each meal, volunteers provide a smile and a daily safety check enabling seniors to be independent in their own homes. 

Meals on Wheels Volunteers:

  • use their own car to deliver meals
  • give one hour once a week between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • are assigned a delivery day Monday through Friday, except for holidays
    No weekend or night opportunities are available.
  • deliver to 8–12 seniors per route, taking approximately an hour to deliver
  • commit to deliver for at least a semester or six months

Meals on Wheels does not provide court-ordered community service.

Volunteer in Utah County 

Contact 801-229-3821 or 

Volunteer in Wasatch County 

Contact 435-654-4920 or

Volunteer Spotlight

TURN loves serving their communities. For the last two years in Utah County, TURN has volunteered with Meals on Wheels. And the TURN volunteers have loved it. On their route, TURN can only take five people at a time. It’s such a popular activity that the facility has to rotate their people. The spirit of volunteering has really gotten into them and they truly enjoy it.

A few TURN volunteers were able to share their experiences.

John is always the gentleman when he delivers meals. Every meal that he delivers, he hands it over with a “good day sir or ma’am.” His favorite meal to deliver is bread rolls. And John’s favorite part of volunteering is carrying the food to the meal recipients.

Brian loves visiting Duke, a giant German shepherd owned by one of the seniors using Meals on Wheels. Brian’s favorite part of Meals on Wheels is to visit and pet Duke. Nikki is another volunteer who loves meeting elderly people and giving them food. She has a favorite senior, Robert, who tells her fun stories about his time in the army. Talking with the seniors is fun and she enjoys it. The people that she delivers to are really friendly and she says that she meets new friends every time.

Darren summed the experience up in the sentence, “I just love meeting people.

TURN is a nonprofit organization that serves adults with disabilities from Brigham City to St. George. It includes residential, hourly, and day services, as well as supported employment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of volunteer opportunities are available?

Our current volunteer opportunity is for a weekly meal delivery during lunchtime. We also accept donations of birthday and/or holidays cards, as well as gift card donations for our seniors.

What is involved in meal delivery?

Volunteering involves driving to a pre-assigned drop-off location to pick up 8–15 meals. The meals are packaged in a cooler and thermal bag. Volunteers are provided with a route sheet with each senior's delivery instructions. Once the route is complete, the cooler and thermal bag are returned to the drop-off location. It takes about an hour to complete the route. You can choose a drop-off location close to your home or office.

When can I volunteer?

Meals are delivered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The last meal must be delivered by 1 p.m. most of our volunteer opportunities are weekly, but can be bi-weekly as well.

Do I deliver to the same seniors each week?

The volunteer routes generally stay the same, however, it can change slightly as seniors come on and off the program. We try to keep the route as similar as possible from week to week so volunteers can establish relationships with the seniors they deliver to.

Can I deliver on weekends or evenings?

Meals are only delivered Monday through Friday during lunch. No weekend or evening deliveries are available.

Will I eat with meal recipients?

Volunteers are expected to deliver the meal and generally check in with the clients to make sure they are okay through a friendly greeting or brief conversation. You are not expected to stay with the client for the meal.

Can my kids deliver meals with me?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it. Volunteering with your family is a great learning opportunity for your family. However, an adult must accompany children to the door.

Can I volunteer with a group?

Yes, you can create a volunteer team with work, church or social group. Contact 801-229-3821 to learn more.

Can I volunteer to prepare the meals?

We do not offer volunteer opportunities to prepare the meals. All meals are prepared by a contracted kitchen.

Can I deliver meals for community service?

We do not offer court-ordered community service. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check.

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