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Make a Difference!
For many seniors and people with disabilities, the trusted Meals on Wheels volunteer who shows up every day with a hot meal and a warm smile is the only person they see or speak to all day. This special delivery is a reason for each recipient to get up in the morning and have something to look forward to! It doesn’t get any better than that!
Meals are delivered every weekday during lunchtime hours. Routes take a maximum of two hours to complete. You can volunteer as often as you like – based on your schedule. Volunteering just once a month can make a significant difference to those in need!
Meals are picked up in Duluth and delivered to between eight and ten homes per route in the Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, and Duluth areas of Gwinnett County.
Everyone is welcome – and encouraged – to volunteer. Men and women, young and old, families, retirees, professionals – come make a difference in the life of one member of your community! What a great feeling!
Other Ways to Get Involved
While delivering meals is our biggest volunteer need, there are still a number of ways you can get involved with Meals on Wheels. You may choose an activity from the list below or share your own ideas with us. These volunteer opportunities are also excellent ways to help seniors and individuals with disabilities in your community! We look forward to working with you to brighten someone’s day!
- Buy and Decorate Oven Mitts for Delivery Drivers
- Create Greeting or Birthday Cards for Recipients
- Bake Cupcakes for Someone’s Birthday and bring an extra big smile to their face
- Make Placemats
- Decorate Lunch Bags
- Create No-Sew Fleece Blankets
- Assemble “We Care” Packages
- Do Yard Work and/or Small House Repairs
- Host a Fundraiser
“I have volunteered with NMOW for 18 years as a board member and delivering meals. Visiting folks in their homes has been rewarding, and seeing the dedication of the other volunteers has been amazing.” –Joyce Crum
“I decided to volunteer to drive for Meals on Wheels because my wife’s parents, and my parents, all lived in Chicago, more than 700 miles from metro Atlanta. That distance meant that people that we did not know had been helping our parents, because we were too far away to attend to day-to-day needs.” –Unknown
“Meals on Wheels was much more than a meal for someone that was home alone all day — it was reassurance that someone would keep an eye out for any unusual situation. It feels good to be able to return some of the kindness that had been shown to our parents, over the years.” –Bob Manka
“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfishness, caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.”
– Erma Bombeck