Become A Volunteer For Meals On Wheels
Volunteers are the face of our services at Meals on Wheels of Rowan, Inc. Those we serve deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and our over 1,000 volunteers embody that belief daily in service to our home bound senior and disabled neighbors.
Many of our clients tell us the best part about meal delivery is the friendly, caring visitors each weekday. Volunteers often times are the only contact that clients have during the day, and provide an important safety check to help ensure our neighbors’ well-being. They are the eyes and ears of Meals on Wheels and can help us extend our outreach beyond mealtime needs.
MOW volunteers represent a cross section of all the wonderful caring people in Rowan County. Volunteers spend one to two hours a day delivering meals and their goodwill to an average of ten clients per route Mondays through Friday from 11:00 – 12:30. Volunteers pick up the meals at one of three different meal sites (Spencer, China Grove or Cleveland), deliver the meals to MOW clients and return the meal carriers to the restaurants. Clients are grouped into routes geographically to minimize travel and effort for the volunteers, many of whom are senior citizens, working business people on lunch breaks or individuals desiring to help those in need. Currently, over 1,000 volunteers throughout Rowan County deliver an average of 200 meals daily throughout the county. Volunteers deliver at scheduled times each month (once a month, twice a month, weekly). We currently need volunteers throughout Rowan County.
To volunteer please call 704-633-0352 or click HERE to fill out our online Volunteer Application Form.
“I’m vertical and I’m verbal! Being able to help someone gives me a reason to get out of bed each day. I just love it!”
- Virginia, Meals on Wheels Volunteer for over 27 years!