Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

Volunteer Drivers

Monday through Friday the Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver a hot mid-day meal to those in need and homebound in the Newark and greater Newark area. Not only are they receiving a hot nutritious meal but they are getting a daily check- in from a friendly volunteer. For a lot of the clients this may be there only human interaction for the day. It only takes an hour to an hour an half to deliver meals.

Who delivers Meals on Wheels?

The meals are delivered by volunteers Monday through Friday, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Volunteers come from the community, churches, service organizations and corporations.

How do the volunteers find the clients’ homes?

You do not need to know your way around Newark! Meals on Wheels route shave between eight and seventeen stops. Detailed directions are provided for all the routes including how to return to the Newark Senior Center when you have finished delivering the meals.

How can I volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels?

You can become a Meals on Wheels volunteer if you have:

  • A valid driver’s license.
  • An insured vehicle.
  • An hour and a half to donate between 10:30 a.m. &12:30 p.m.
  • Back ground check
  • You may choose to volunteer once a week, every other week, once a month or be on call as a substitute. Please call the Newark Senior Center Meals on Wheels office at (302) 737-5747 if you are interested in delivering meals in the Newark area.

Please complete this volunteer application and waiver. Send it to Maura Jongebreur in Meals on Wheels.