Our volunteers at Meals on Wheels are the wheels that keep us moving. Without their generous giving of time and love, we could not hand-deliver thousands of fresh, healthy meals to the Hancock County, Indiana, community each month. Community is the lifeblood of our organization, and we encourage you to learn more here about how you can give back through volunteerism.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Ensuring volunteer availability to continue our safe, limited contact deliveries is as important as ever at Meals on Wheels of Hancock County. We remain an essential service in the community to guarantee our senior and homebound neighbors remain fed and healthy. Sign up if you're able to assist our vital weekday meal delivery service. Thank you in advance!
What time is the delivery?
Meals are picked up between 10:45 and 11:15 a.m.
How much time does it take?
Routes within the Greenfield city limits take approximately 45 minutes. Out of town routes take 1 -1 1/2 hours
How often will I deliver?
You can deliver as little as once a month or as often as once a week.
Do I drive my own car or do you provide transportation?
Volunteers drive their own vehicles and donate mileage costs.
Where do I pick up the food?
Hancock Regional Hospital
I go to Florida in the winter; can I still deliver when I am here?
Absolutely, if you travel or need to be away from delivery at any time, we can make a substitution.
I am unable to deliver, are there other ways I can help?
We utilize volunteers to help pack meals, provide office assistance, and help with fundraising.
How do I get started?
Complete the volunteer application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 630 N State St., Greenfield, Indiana 46140. After your application is received we will contact you to set up a volunteer training time.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Pick up meals from the preparation kitchen between 10:45 and 11:15 am and deliver meals to up to 10 individuals.
- Return the delivery equipment to the kitchen preparation site.
- Report any client problems observed to the Meals on Wheels Office.
- Must hold a Valid Driver’s License (if driver).
- Reliable vehicle with proper insurance (if driver).
- Must be at least 18 years of age. Approved minors may ride along with volunteers older than 18 to receive community service credit.
- Ability to work independently and interdependently.
- Knowledge and observance of traffic laws.
- Friendly, supportive attitude towards people, particularly individuals who are elderly or handicapped.