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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.

Questions? Contact Lisa at volunteers@mowboulder.org or (720) 780-3383.

Court-ordered community service

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.

Eat Well Café Morning Kitchen Assistant

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.  All Café volunteers must be fully vaccinated. 

Eat Well Café Morning Cashier

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. All Café volunteers must be fully vaccinated. 

Eat Well Café Lunch Cashier

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. All Café volunteers must be fully vaccinated. 

Eat Well Café Lunch Host

Help seat people, refill drinks, wipe down tables, and carry trays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All Café volunteers must be fully vaccinated. 

Eat Well Café Lunch Line Servers

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. All Café volunteers must be fully vaccinated. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Hank Smith has been volunteering with us for almost 2 years. He’s a mid-morning packer, sub driver and is always willing to help and go the extra mile with a smile on his face. Hank is retired from the military and has a cute puppy, named Cora, that he sometimes brings with him.

Thank you, Hank, for your continued years of service, and the cheer that you and Cora bring to Meals on Wheels of Boulder!

 

 

“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