Are you looking for a rewarding, family-friendly volunteer experience this summer?
Meals on Wheels Central Texas has immediate openings for substitute volunteers across the Greater Austin area. Substitute drivers are responsible for delivering meals to home-bound clients when the regular volunteer driver is unable to take the route. Much like a substitute teacher, the substitute driver does not have a permanent weekly route, but is called as needed.
Meals on Wheels’ dedicated volunteers deliver nutritious lunchtime meals to home-bound older adults and people with disabilities. Meals are prepared each weekday out of the Central Kitchen in East Austin, then sent to 14 different pick-up sites strategically located throughout the Greater Austin area. Volunteers pick up the meals from their assigned pickup site between 11:00-11:45 a.m. and each delivery route takes one hour or less to complete. You can even select your preference of delivery areas!
With the kids out of school, this is a wonderful opportunity to teach children the importance of focusing on the needs of others. Delivering meals as a family is a win-win for everyone — seeing you and your kids can make a Meals on Wheels client’s day!
Ready to help?
If delivering meals to home-bound adults in your neighborhood sounds like a good fit for your family, here’s what it takes to get started:
- Turn in a completed Volunteer Registration Form.
- A copy of CURRENT Driver’s License, a valid inspection sticker, and up-to-date liability insurance coverage on vehicle, as required by the Texas Department of Public Safety
- Participate in a MOWCTX volunteer training session* and/or view the MOWCTX training video
- Verification checks:
- Criminal Background History
- Department of Aging and Disability Services Nurse Aide Registry
- Department of Aging and Disability Services Employee Misconduct Registry
- National Sex Offender Registry
* Orientation is held every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. or by appointment. It takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete.
Questions? Call (512) 476-6325 or email [email protected]
Meals on Wheels of Central Texas
3227 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702