Meals on wheels needs you!
Looking to serve your community, connect with others, and fill a need?
Watch the video below to learn about becoming a Meals on Wheels Rowan Volunteer!
Volunteers serve as members of a delivery team. Volunteers deliver in teams of two. One person drives and the other navigates, greets participants, and delivers the meal. You can deliver as often as you like, we can work with your schedule!
Volunteers receive a volunteer packet that includes and provides contact information, background screening, liability waiver, confidentiality and conflict of interest statement, and photo release form.
Volunteer Pick-Up Sites
Meals on Wheels Rowan Office - 1307 S. Salisbury Avenue, Spencer - For deliveries in and around Salisbury and Spencer.
Mt. Zion United Church of Christ - 1415 S. Main Street, China Grove - For deliveries in and around Kannapolis, Enochville, Landis, China Grove, and South Rowan.
Shiloh United Methodist Church - 234 S. Main Street, Granite Quarry - For deliveries in and around Rockwell, Granite Quarry, Bostian Heights, and Faith.
St. Matthews Lutheran Church - 9275 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury - For deliveries in and around Gold Hill and East Rowan.
RHA Health Services - 211 Roseman Lane, Cleveland - For deliveries in and around Cleveland and West Rowan.
St. Luke's Lutheran Church - 11020 NC Hwy 801, Mt. Ulla - For deliveries in and around Mt. Ulla and West Rowan.
Sign up to volunteer using our online form, calling us at 704-633-0352, or visiting our office during business hours.
Volunteer training is offered for individuals, small groups, and teams. Volunteers should allow 15 - 30 minutes for training. Contact Program Director, Sandy Combs at 704-633-0352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-service training is offered at each site. In-service training may last from 5-10 minutes and is provided to update volunteers on changes in process, safety concerns, precautions, etc.
Drivers follow detailed route directions to each location. We provide new volunteer delivery teams with specific directions and a reference notebook with photographs of the participant's homes for their first few delivery assignments.
Delivery Greeters or "Jumpers" assist their driver with reading route directions. Upon arrival at each participant's home, the greeter offers a friendly greeting, delivers the meal, and observes for any changes in condition or safety issues in the immediate vicinity of the home.
Team Coordinators schedule volunteers to deliver on the team's assigned day(s). Teams can decide how often you deliver meals based on your group’s size and the availability of your members. Teams usually consist of "regulars and substitutes." If for any reason one of the regular members of the delivery team is unable to deliver, the coordinator will call on the substitutes to fill in for the day.
Site Volunteers assist with organizing special deliveries and more.
Grocery Program Shoppers
Shop and deliver groceries for Grocery Program Participants. To sign up, contact Volunteer and Program Manager, Holly Teeter at email@example.com.
Office and Administration Volunteers
Help with special mailings, office tasks, and more. To sign up, contact Fund Development and Marketing Manager, Alexandra Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Projects Volunteers
Help set up events, distribute event posters and flyers, distribute yard signs, etc. To sign up, contact Fund Development and Marketing Manager, Alexandra Fisher at email@example.com.