Volunteer Opportunities

Meal Delivery Drivers

Meals on Wheels normally has volunteer driver openings throughout West Contra Costa County. Individuals, families, service clubs, and groups may volunteer to drive a route in their local community one or more days per week, delivering approximately 16 meals per day. We deliver Monday through Friday mornings between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Applicants are given a Ride-Along. Experienced drivers train volunteers before delivering a route on their own. For a Ride-Along and volunteer opportunities, contact the office at (510) 412-0166.

 

How Do I Get Started?

Volunteers are the backbone of Meals on Wheels in your community. We continually recruit new volunteers to drive more than 90 local Meals on Wheels routes countywide each week day, and for other volunteer opportunities that become available. Start by scheduling a Ride-Along.

 

You'll Get To:

  • Set your own schedule of 1 day or more (2 hours a week minimum)

  • Drive yourself or be a passenger

  • Volunteer alone, in pairs or with a group

  • Receive training & ongoing support

Ride-Along

Take a Ride-Along on an actual meal delivery route:

  • Get a preview on delivering meals

  • Ask questions

  • Meet clients

  • Discover your potential

Get Flexibility

Substituting is a great way to volunteer within your schedule. This on-call basis is ideal for those needing flexibility. Substitute volunteers receive full training.

Delivering Meals over a Lunch Break?

Enjoy your lunch before or after your route.

A kitchenette is available at the San Pablo Office.