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Meals On Wheels West
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Due Date: Jun 30th 2023



We provides community based services that nourish and enrich the lives of our homebound neighbors of all ages by providing nutritious meals, an emergency preparedness program and referrals to other services that promote independent living and wellbeing. We deliver More Than a Meal on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Pickup time from our office in Santa Monica is between 10:45 am – 11:45 am depending on the route. We deliver to Santa Monica, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades and Malibu. There is Hidden Hunger in even the most affluent communities. Delivery time can take approximately 1 – 2 hours and each route has an average of 8-10 clients. There are a few different volunteer opportunities depending on what works best with your schedule. Below are the different opportunities available: Delivery Volunteer Route Delivery Volunteer: A Route Volunteer adopts a route consistently one day a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday). Once signed up, you will be scheduled for every “Monday” (for example). Volunteers and clients love this because you would get to deliver to the same clients each week and getting to know each other (even at a safe 6-8 ft distance at drop off) is very rewarding Floater Meal Delivery Volunteer: A Floater Volunteer adopts a route one day a week (but not a specific route). The day chosen will be the same each week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday). You will be assigned whichever route opens up that day – and can specify if you have a preference for which area (Santa Monica, Venice, etc.). Volunteers love this because of the variety and getting to see different members of the community. Standby Meal Delivery Volunteer: A Standby Volunteer is on call for a specific day of the week (either M, W, Th, F) and has zero commitment. You will be emailed/texted/called the day before or morning of to see if you happen to be available to come in to cover a route. Volunteers whose schedules are being fine-tuned love this opportunity because it has a lot of flexibility. Operations Volunteer An Operations Volunteer helps with the packing of meals to delivery bags, unloads frozen meals and placing them into freezers, helps delivery volunteers with carrying delivery bags and placing them in their car, and helps with the clean up and sanitizing of delivery bags. Operations Volunteers help out at our office in Santa Monica. For any questions regarding Meal Delivery or Operations volunteering contact Jen, the Meal Delivery Volunteer Coordinator at (310)394-5133 x2 or jen@mealsonwheelswest.org Community Connections Phone Reassurance Volunteer Call 2-4 homebound community members on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. The calls are done remotely, and volunteers are provided a script, guidelines and a resource list to utilize for the calls. Calls typically take 30 mins-1hour. Farsi and Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed. To sign up or for more information, contact Margaret at margaret@mealsonwheelswest.org or (310)394-5133×3 Our website is http://www.mealsonwheelswest.org/





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