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Volunteering with Meals on Wheels

Keystone Meals on Wheels volunteers enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they are helping someone remain independent in their own homes. It’s a simple way to make a big difference in the life of a homebound neighbor.

Volunteer opportunities

  • Drivers drive meals to recipients’ homes and deliver them to the door or wait while a runner takes the meal to the recipient’s door
  • Runners accompany drivers and deliver the meal to the recipient’s door.
  • Meal packers arrive at the Merriam Park Community Center or West 7th Community Center at 9 a.m. for one hour to pack hot and cold meal items.
  • Peer counselors/friendly visitors periodically meet with Meals on Wheels recipients to provide information, referral and companionship.
Drivers and runners
  • Drivers must have a car, valid driver’s license and current auto insurance.
  • Delivery takes about an hour over the lunch hour, Monday through Friday.
  • Drivers and runners arrive at the Merriam Park Community Center or West 7th Community Centert around 11 a.m. to pick up meals for a route of 10 to 12 recipients. Route directions are provided.
  • Drivers may go alone, with a spouse or friend, or with a runner.

Other information

  • Meals on Wheels volunteers may serve weekly or monthly, depending on their availability.
  • Orientation and training are provided for all Meals on Wheels volunteers. A background check by Keystone is required.

Learn more

Call Keystone’s volunteer coordinator at 651-797-7725 or email or call the Keystone Senior Program at 651-645-7424.