Meals on Wheels of Boulder has been delivering meals to our Boulder neighbors since 1969. We are a local non-profit that makes life a little easier for people who want to live independently but have trouble preparing their own meals.
We have many volunteer opportunities! Whether you can give two hours or ten hours a week, we need you!
Join our team, volunteer today, and help keep the wheels turning!
Note: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer in the kitchen or market and 21 or over to be a delivery driver.
Questions? Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or (720) 780-3383.
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Deliver a nutritious, delicious meal and a warm “hello” to those who are unable to leave their homes. Each route is an average of 8 stops and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Substitutes are on a call list for any of the routes when a regular driver is unavailable. Note: You must be 21 or over to be a delivery driver. A 6-month minimum commitment is required for route drivers.
Assemble individual “sides” (salad, dessert, fruit, etc.) and sacks for 1 1/2 -2 hours once a week, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in our kitchen. Note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer in the kitchen or market. A 6-month minimum commitment is required for this position.
Place the pre-assembled bags and hot meals into “route sacks” for about 2 hours one morning a week, 9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer in the kitchen or market. A 6-month minimum commitment is required for this position.
Cashier in our little market. Good cash handling skills needed. Note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer in the kitchen or market.
Assist with lunch sack preparation, help with mailings, make phone calls and more, depending on interest and skills.
Help plan and implement a third party fundraiser at a local business where you are connected or help us with a Meals on Wheels of Boulder fundraiser.
Help set up morning coffee, prepare side dishes and desserts, and set up the kitchen for lunchtime service from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer in the kitchen or market.
Prepare cash registers for coffee and lunch service, checkout morning coffee service customers from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Good cash handling skills needed. Note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer in the kitchen or market.
Manage cash registers lunch service, close down cash register at end of shift from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Good cash handling skills needed. Note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer in the kitchen or market.
Help seat people, refill drinks, wipe down tables, and carry trays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Serve entrée and hot sides to patrons as they move through the line and press paninis from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer in the kitchen or market.
Jacqui Davie – Volunteer driver
Meals on Wheels of Boulder volunteer driver Jacqui Davie has been driving the same route for three years. After moving to Boulder several years ago, Jacqui decided to get involved with Meals on Wheels of Boulder because she had family in other parts of the country enrolled in a Meals on Wheels program. She enjoys the connection she feels with the clients on her route and says she “look[s] forward to seeing them.”
Jacqui often goes the extra mile to help her Boulder neighbors and knows that “small gestures can make a big impact. Just an added few minutes having a conversation, bringing a favorite snack on a bad day, [or] lending an ear can make a massive difference.” As one of our outstanding volunteers, Jacqui has seen first person that “Meals on Wheels isn’t just about delivering meals. It is about relationships, connection, and caring for our neighbors and community.”
We’d like to say a big thank you to Jacqui and all of our other outstanding volunteers who keep our wheels rolling!
“There are no words adequate enough to express my gratitude. You (MOW) saved me & fed me when I couldn’t afford it. I couldn’t have gotten through this past year without you!” – Marilyn