Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Your Time and Talent

Terre Haute Area Meals on Wheels relies on people just like you to lend your time and talent to help us deliver meals to seniors, disabled individuals, and citizens unable to prepare meals for themselves. Delivery drivers are what most people think of when they consider volunteering for a Meals on Wheels organization, but we have MANY different ways you can become involved with us!

Terre Haute, Together We CAN Deliver!

Group Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome business teams and organizations that want to serve together!

  • If you own a business in Terre Haute and would like to encourage volunteerism in your employees, consider creating an incentive for them to drive for us during their lunch.

  • We work with several organizations in town that have client programs, and volunteering with us provides them with structure for the program and service learning for their own clients.

  • Groups of college students are always welcome to come work together to complete projects for us as well.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Delivery Drivers

  • Deliver meals to our clients using your own vehicle.

  • We deliver Monday – Friday, all year, including holidays that occur on week days.

  • We ask you to arrive at 10:30 am on your scheduled delivery days and allow 1½ hours for delivery time.

  • Drivers deliver meals, conduct a visual safety check of the client, and provide much-needed socialization.

  • Training is provided for drivers, including a staff member ride-along for your first delivery.

  • Visit the Volunteer Drivers page for more details about Driver duties and responsibilities.

Kitchen Assistants

  • Assist our Kitchen Manager and kitchen staff with daily meal production, food processing, and cleaning.

  • Our kitchen is open Monday through Friday, generally from 8am to 3pm, with various types of volunteer work available.

  • Morning kitchen assistants helping with daily meal prep (9am to 11am) often prepare items for cold meals and assist with sealing hot meals for the day, as well as kitchen clean up.

  • Kitchen assistants at other times of the day may work with food items as they are received into our inventory, help process fresh items, and assist with meal preparations for the following day.

  • We can always use kitchen assistants that wish to come monthly instead of weekly to help with deep cleaning our kitchen.

Volunteer Street Team

  • If your schedule isn't flexible enough to allow you to help during a lunch hour or at other times during the day, consider joining our Volunteer Street Team

  • The Street Team is a Facebook group that allows you to volunteer for what you want to do, when you have time to do it.

  • The Street Team volunteers act as our hands, feet, and voice as we work to engage our community in various ways.

  • Tasks in this group involve sharing digital items on social media, helping hang fliers around town for our events, spreading the word about various

Caring Connections Visiting Program

  • Our delivery drivers provide a brief visual safety check during lunchtime, and often a small moment of connection with out members, but social isolation continues to affect many seniors on our service.

  • Our Caring Connections Visiting Program was designed to provide our clients with a community member that wishes to connect with them personally and provide reassurance.

  • This program focuses on letters and phone calls with the goal of eventual in-person visits or outings.

  • Click here to learn more abour Caring Connections volunteer opportunity and to join the private Facebook group for those volunteers.

Highly-Skilled Volunteer Opportunities

  • Do you have a professional skill that you feel might help our organization? Contact us to discuss how you can help.

  • We would love to partner with some professional photographers, videographers, grant writers, nutritionists, or other skilled professionals.

Board Member

Periodically we have openings for members of the community to serve on our Board of Directors. If you are interested in being considered for a board member position, contact the Executive Director at 812-232-3878.