VolunteerGive of your time and talents

We appreciate your passion and commitment, and we can’t wait to partner with you to bring meals and conversations to the community.
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Our volunteers come from every walk of life.

From students to working professionals to retirees, Meals on Wheels volunteers are special people, willing to deliver throughout Monroe County in virtually all kinds of weather and road conditions. In 2021, 249 volunteers spent 9,730 hours driving more than 110,000 miles to help us provide nutritional support to Monroe County’s homebound. Thanks to their dedication and perseverance, 131,167 meals were served to 718 individuals on more than 20 delivery routes.

Volunteering is easy and you can do it on your schedule. There’s no need to commit to certain days. As it’s always nice to travel in pairs, grab a friend, spouse, relative, or neighbor and sign up together!

Volunteers must complete an application, pass a criminal background check and, if driving, provide a copy of your valid PA driver’s license and an automobile insurance declaration page that indicates a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 in coverage. As the pandemic is still evolving, please view current state guidelines.

Download a Volunteer Application (PDF, 235 kb)

There are many ways in which to help...

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As a driver, you’ll use your own vehicle as part of a team responsible for delivering meals along a pre-planned route. Annually, you must supply a copy of your valid PA driver’s license and an automobile insurance declaration page that indicates a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 in coverage.


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Lunch Hour Heroes

If you own a business, we invite you and your team members to spend your lunch hour delivering meals. Do it twice a week, once a month, or whatever your schedule allows. Routes are designed to ensure that employees can complete deliveries within an hour.


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Our drivers are accompanied by visitors who deliver meals to the client, communicate with our office regarding client concerns, conduct a safety check, and share friendly conversation to brighten a client’s day.


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Anytime Assistance

We always need help with telephoning clients, distributing pet food, staffing fundraising activities, packing emergency food bags, wrapping gifts, and other special projects. Let us know your special skills and, together, we’ll come up with a volunteer opportunity just perfect for you.


A person, over the age of 18, must be substantially homebound due to physical or mental challenges, and must be unable to shop and/or prepare meals.

Service Area

Monroe County, PA

Delivery Dates

Our volunteers deliver between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. We do not deliver on these holidays: New Year’s Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the following Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. If a meal delivery day falls on a holiday, clients may request pre-delivery. All non-delivery days are subject to change.


Although contributions are welcome, meals are never denied if an individual is unable to pay.

Meal Preparation

All meals are prepared by Meals on Wheels of NEPA. To learn about the program, visit their website.