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Join our family of volunteers preparing, serving and delivering nutritious meals to our vulnerable Boulder neighbors.

Make a difference and change the world — right here at home.

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.

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Click the button below if you are looking to volunteer to fulfill court-ordered community service hours.

Volunteer Opportunities

Route Drivers and Substitute Drivers

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.

Early Morning Food Preparation

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.

Mid-Morning Packers

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.

Niche Market Cashier

Cashier in our little market. Good cash handling skills needed. Note: You must be 18 or over to volunteer in the kitchen or market.

Office Volunteers

Assist with lunch sack preparation, help with mailings, make phone calls and more, depending on interest and skills.

Event Volunteers

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.

Volunteer Spotlight

Jacqui Davie – Volunteer driver

Meals on Wheels of Boulder volunteer driver Jacqui Davie has been driving the same route for three years. She calls herself a “volunteer person,” and says“I’m a connection person. I like to have a direction connection with people and get to know clients.” 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 to the clients on her route and says she “look[s] forward to seeing them.”  

In Jacqui’s opinion, one of the hardest parts about volunteering for Meals on Wheels of Boulder is “know[ing that] some of these people are suffering and [you] really want to do more, but you can feel helpless.” She counters this feeling by going 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, just lending an ear can make a massive difference.” Jacqui understands that delivering meals is only part of Meals on Wheels of Boulder’s mission: caring for and supporting our community is equally important. 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!  

 

Jacqui on our patio

“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