Volunteer as an Individual or as a Family
Our volunteers are the backbone of Meals on Wheels – Anderson! Over 350 volunteers are dedicated to serving the homebound elderly across our county. Whether it is helping serving food into trays for delivery, delivering to our homebound recipients, or helping during fundraisers, our volunteers serve this community with love and dedication. Volunteering to deliver means so much more than just delivering a meal. The volunteers delivers a friendly smile and warm greeting that feeds the soul just as much as the meal feeds their physical needs. To get involved, please complete the volunteer application and drop it by our office, fax to 864-222-6691 or email to email@example.com.
Weekday Volunteer Opportunities
- Anderson – Pick up meals from Meals on Wheels – Anderson office between 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and deliver to a specific area in Anderson. Most routes have 10 -20 meals and take 1 – 1.5 hours to deliver.
- Belton, Fair Play, Honea Path, Iva, Piedmont, Pendleton, Powdersville, Starr, Townville, Williamston and Wren – Drivers are needed to take meals for multiple routes from Meals on Wheels – Anderson to specific drop points closer to the delivery locations. We also need drivers to meet at those drop points and deliver meals to recipients in those areas.
- 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 (depending on your availability).
Meal Line/Packers – assist in scooping and packing the meals for the delivery drivers. Meal packing line starts at 8:30 a.m. each day and is finished by 10:00 a.m.
Courier Service – pick up donated food items from local grocery stores, businesses, and individuals and bring to Meals on Wheels – Anderson main office.
Clerk – Process route sheets for the next day and call outlying area drivers between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Special Event Volunteer Opportunities
We have several fundraising events throughout the year to support Meals on Wheels – Anderson with opportunities to volunteer before, during and after each event.