Sun City Meals on Wheels delivers food to our clients 365 days a year. Volunteers work in teams, a driver and a “runner.” The drivers use their own vehicles. Runners ride with their teamed drivers, carrying the meals into the residences.
Whether you volunteer alone or with a partner, volunteering with Sun City Meals on Wheels is an opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the rewards of giving.
Volunteers meet between 10:15 and 10:30 at the Banner Rehabilitation Center on their specific day. The Day Chair provides each team with a map and a route sheet containing the clients’ names, addresses and delivery instructions. The Rehabilitation Center staff loads the food storage containers into the delivery team’s vehicle, and the food is on its way to clients. Delivery takes approximately 1½ to 2 hours depending on the route.
Sun City Meals on Wheels welcomes volunteers and is grateful for the time they donate, whether for a regular route one day a week (or more) or as a substitute to fill in when needed. You may volunteer to drive, run or both. We welcome couples, family members and friends who prefer to volunteer as a team, although our orientation process may require you be divided for some initial “on-the-job training.”
Other Volunteer Opportunities
- Day Chair:
- Coordinates volunteers for a given day of the week, assures route cards are distributed to delivery volunteers and handles any issues (difficulty finding a new client’s home; someone isn’t answering door, etc.)
- Meets with potential clients and assists them in the registration process.
- Help with the administration and management of the program by serving on the Board of Directors.
If you have questions about volunteering, please contact our office.