VOLUNTEER FAQ MOW-SUW
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Volunteer FAQ
Deliver meals and smiles to seniors in Summit, Utah & Wasatch counties.

What types of volunteer opportunities are available?

Our current volunteer opportunity is for a weekly meal delivery during lunchtime. We also accept donations of birthday and/or holidays cards, as well as gift card donations for our seniors.

What is involved in meal delivery?

Volunteering involves driving to a pre-assigned drop-off location to pick up 8–15 meals. The meals are packaged in a cooler and thermal bag. Volunteers are provided with a route sheet with each senior's delivery instructions. Once the route is complete, the cooler and thermal bag are returned to the drop-off location. It takes about an hour to complete the route. You can choose a drop-off location close to your home or office.

What is involved in meal delivery?

Volunteering involves driving to a pre-assigned drop-off location to pick up 8–15 meals. The meals are packaged in a cooler and thermal bag. Volunteers are provided with a route sheet with each senior's delivery instructions. Once the route is complete, the cooler and thermal bag are returned to the drop-off location. It takes about an hour to complete the route. You can choose a drop-off location close to your home or office.

When can I volunteer?

Meals are delivered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The last meal must be delivered by 1 p.m. most of our volunteer opportunities are weekly, but can be bi-weekly as well.

When can I volunteer?

Meals are delivered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The last meal must be delivered by 1 p.m. most of our volunteer opportunities are weekly, but can be bi-weekly as well.

Do I deliver to the same seniors each week?

The volunteer routes generally stay the same, however, it can change slightly as seniors come on and off the program. We try to keep the route as similar as possible from week to week so volunteers can establish relationships with the seniors they deliver to.

Can I deliver on weekends or evenings?

Meals are only delivered Monday through Friday during lunch. No weekend or evening deliveries are available.

Will I eat with the meal recipients?

Volunteers are expected to deliver the meal and generally check in with the clients to make sure they are okay through a friendly greeting or brief conversation. You are not expected to stay with the client for the meal.

Can my kids deliver meals with me?

Yes! In fact, we encourage it. Volunteering with your family is a great learning opportunity for your family. However, an adult must accompany children to the door.

Can I volunteer with a group?

Volunteers are expected to deliver the meal and generally check in with the clients to make sure they are okay through a friendly greeting or brief conversation. You are not expected to stay with the client for the meal.

Can I volunteer to prepare the meals?

We do not offer volunteer opportunities to prepare the meals. All meals are prepared by a contracted kitchen.

Can I deliver meals for community service?

We do not offer court-ordered community service. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check.

Can I deliver meals for community service?

We do not offer court-ordered community service. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check.

If you don't see what you are looking for, reach out to jimmy@mowsuw.org.

Meals on Wheels Summit, Utah & Wasatch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS | Number 84-1383486.


586 East 800 North, Orem, UT 84097
801-229-3800
info@mowsuw.org