Volunteering as an Individual or Family

Volunteers are the backbone of Meals on Wheels! Each weekday about 80 volunteers drive delivery routes, package meals, pick up donations, and perform office duties. Volunteers donate their time once a week, once a month or anywhere in between. Volunteer as an individual, as a couple, or as a family. Our volunteers deliver so much more than just a meal—they deliver a warm smile and a friendly gesture, and feed the body and soul of those they come in contact with. To get involved, please complete the volunteer application and drop it by our center, fax to 864-222-6691 or email to service@acmow.org.

Download Volunteer Application

Weekday Volunteer Opportunities


Route Drivers

  • Anderson: Pick up meals at MOW center between the hours of 8:30 am and 10:30 am and deliver to a specific area in town. Most routes have 10 – 20 meals and take no longer than an 1 1/2 hours to deliver.
  • Belton, Fair Play, Honea Path, Iva, Piedmont, Pendleton, Powdersville, Starr, Townville, Williamston, and Wren: Drivers are need to take meals for multiple routes from MOW Center to specific meeting places closer to the delivery locations.
  • Driver Substitutes: Ability to fill in for regular route drivers when they are unable to be here. Subs may drive once a month or once a week – it depends upon your availability.

Meal Line/Packers

  • Scoop food and pack meals for drivers to take on delivery. Meal line starts at 8:30 am and is finished by 10:00 am.

Courier Service

  • Pick up donated food items from local grocery stores, businesses, and individuals and bring to MOW center.


  • Process route sheets for the next day and call outlying area drivers between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Special Event Volunteer Opportunities


Oyster Roast
Fall 2019
Help with set-up, VIP Hour, assist with serving food, be an oyster “runner”,  help clean up crew

Mardi Gras in the Electric City
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Help with set-up, work soft drink sales, assist with silent auction, be a “runner” for restaurants providing food, help clean up crew

Connector Run
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Help with packet sorting, packet pick-up, set-up, work water table, help clean up crew

Hartwell Lake Poker Run
Friday/Saturday June 7-8, 2019
Help with set-up, work soft drink & food sales, work t-shirt sales, help with clean up crew

Contact Jessica at service@acmow.org or 864.225.6800 to volunteer!

Other Ways to Help


Unable to deliver a route or volunteer during our normal business hours? There are other ways to get involved!