Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer delivers meals to client at her home.

Due to COVID-19, most of our volunteer opportunities are for drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults in Central & North Orange County Monday through Friday between 9 am to 12 pmIf you would like to be added to the interest list, please follow the SIGN UP button below.  A valid California driver’s license and background check are required and have a cost of $20.

Join a community of over 650 volunteers who together create a vital network of support for older adults in Orange County. Meals on Wheels Orange County volunteers give a combined total of over 8,800 hours of their time each month to the frail, lonely, and isolated older adults living in our community.

An Hour of Your Time Can Change A Life

Approximately 25% of older adults in Orange County live alone, possibly without the resources we take for granted.  You can enhance an older adult’s welfare, help them stay living in the home they love, and lessen the loneliness many of them face each day.  In just one hour a week, you can:

  • Deliver a nutritious meal and a friendly check-in
  • Dispense cheer and companionship as a friendly visitor
  • Serve hot lunch to older adults at a nearby senior center
  • Assist in a social activity at an Adult Day Program
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A Variety of Ways to Give Time

Deliver

Pick up meals from local senior or community center and hand-deliver them to seniors’ homes.  Weekdays between 9:00 & 11:00. Each route takes about 1 hour to complete. Background check required.

Prepare & Serve

Greet senior guests and register them for lunch at a senior center near you.  Assist our staff with preparing food and serving lunch to seniors. Join us weekdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Visit

Visit a lonely homebound older adult in need of companionship or a helping hand.  Fit visits into your schedule. Typically one hour a week.  Background check required.

Aid

Assist at Adult Day Care Center with activities or office work.  Weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Santa Ana, Anaheim or Buena Park.  Background check is required, TB test may be required.

Gift

Let a senior know they are not forgotten by providing a small holiday gift to a low-income senior. It is sometimes the only gift they receive from anyone.

Support

Donate 1 day of meals for a senior in need. Your donation will brighten their lives by giving them the nutritious meals and friendly interaction they need. Donate today.

Intern

Gain valuable experience in case management, adult day care, food and nutrition, human services, communications and more.  Background check required.

Advocate

Together we can be the voice for seniors in need. Become an advocate and help us speak out for those who can’t speak for themselves. Speak out for seniors.

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