Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of everything we do at Meals on Wheels.  Without our volunteers we could not fulfill our mission, and we are thankful for their tireless commitment.

Volunteers do not necessarily have the Time; Volunteers have the Heart. – Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer orientation is required for all volunteers prior to beginning their service. Contact Marsha Robertson at 864-712-0289 or email Marsha.Robertson@pcmow.org to arrange a time for orientation. The session will last less than one hour.

Volunteer Orientation Handbook

Opportunities to Serve

Mission:

Combat hunger, loneliness and isolation on those citizens living in Pickens County and to provide a lifeline through the use of caring volunteers.

Position:

Meals on Wheels Driver

Hours Needed:

Weekly 11:00 AM-1:30 PM, Monday-Friday

Reports to:

Volunteer Coordinator

Purpose:

Deliver meals to homebound individuals in Pickens County

Responsibilities:

    • Read and follow the driver’s handbook for meal delivery
    • Provide 2 insulated coolers for meal transport. One for hot meals and one for cold items
    • Pick up meals at designated pick-up location
    • Deliver meals to recipients on assigned routes
    • Follow-up with volunteer coordinator with any issues/changes brought to your attention from recipients

Qualifications:

    • Complete application
    • Complete volunteer orientation process
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Current automobile insurance
    • Be dependable
    • Maintain confidentiality

Substitute for regular drivers when needed. We are always in need of substitute drivers. You can substitute for a specific day, route, or fill-in when needed.

MISSION:

Combat hunger, loneliness and isolation on those citizens living in Pickens County and to provide a lifeline through the use of caring volunteers.

POSITION:

Kitchen Aide

HOURS NEEDED:

Weekly 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM, Monday-Friday

REPORTS TO:

Volunteer Coordinator

PURPOSE:

Assist with kitchen duties in preparation of home delivered meals and congregate dining meals

Responsibilities:

  • Assist as needed in preparation, serving and packaging of meals.
    • Bag bread
    • Package fruit and salads for route drivers
    • Count and package milk and juice for route drivers
    • Assist with meal preparation based on ability.
  • Assist in general kitchen cleaning duties as needed.
  • Prepare dining area for meal service.
  • Welcome and assist clients, volunteers and the public at the center.
  • Clean-up meal area and all tables and chairs.

Qualifications:

  • Complete application.
  • Must be able to stand for up to 2 hours.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Must be able follow direction, and complete repetitive tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to read, write legibly and have basic math skills such as counting addition and subtraction.
  • Be dependable.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
MISSION:

Combat hunger, loneliness and isolation on those citizens living in Pickens County and to provide a lifeline through the use of caring volunteers.

POSITION:

Senior Center Activities Assistant

HOURS NEEDED:

8:00 AM—12:00 PM—Hours scheduled according to your availability, Monday-Friday

REPORTS TO:

Program Coordinator

PURPOSE:

Assist with activities and educational sessions for senior adults attending the senior center

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement activities for senior adult center
  • Engage senior adults in activities
  • Plan and/or lead sessions on topics such as nutrition, health, fitness, senior safety, etc for senior adults
  • Plan and implement seasonal/holiday celebrations for senior adults
  • Assist Program Coordinator as needed

Qualifications:

  • Complete application
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Must be able to follow direction, and complete repetitive tasks with minimal supervision
  • Be dependable
  • Maintain confidentiality

Provide assistance by answering phones, filing, making phone calls, and delivering messages. This can be very flexible depending on your time available.

We hold several fundraisers throughout the year and need help with the organization and follow through. Individuals, companies, and organizations can help with these events. Please call us to see which one you or your company would be interested in!

Your company or civic group can volunteer! We offer opportunities for businesses and groups to get involved either through driving teams or special events.

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