Opportunity Details

Meals on Wheels

Senior Services of Alexandria provides meals to Alexandria seniors through our Senior Nutrition Program, which includes the DAAS (Division on Aging and Adult Services) Meals on Wheels and SSA Direct Pay Meals on Wheels programs. Meals on Wheels is a life-sustaining program that allows seniors who are unable to leave their homes to shop, or have difficulty preparing a meal, to have two healthy meals a day delivered to their homes. Meals are prepared by Jeffrey’s Catering and delivered by volunteers 365 days a year.

Would you like to make a difference in a senior’s life and become a Meals on Wheels volunteer? The COVID-19 pandemic has made Meals on Wheels more important than ever. Not only are volunteer providing daily nutrition to seniors at home, but they are also acting as a check in service that allows City staff and family to be alerted of any problems seniors may be facing.

To find out more about volunteering, call 703-836-4414, ext. 126.

Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors in the City of Alexandria. As meals are delivered, volunteers greet clients and report back any unusual circumstances via Mobile Meals, the mobile app used duringdelivery. In this way, the volunteer serves as a link between the Division of Aging and Adult Services and the Meals on Wheels clients. Volunteers work under the supervision of the Meals on Wheels On- siteVolunteer Coordinator, Program Manager or Volunteer Leader. Volunteers utilize our mobile app “Mobile Meals” on their smart phones. Further instructions will be provided for download and use.

TASKS:

-Pick up meals at 9:45am Monday – Saturday. On Sundays, meals are picked up at 11:45am. Maintain food temperatures by keeping food in the containers provided and keeping them closed during transport.

-Call client before delivery for wellness check. Deliver one hot and one cold meal to each household unless instructed otherwise. Use tray table to deliver meal for no contact delivery.

-Report any problems, expressed client needs or concerns to the On-Site Volunteer Coordinator, Program Manager or Volunteer Leader via phone and Mobile Meals.

-On occasion, deliver notices to clients.

 Volunteer drivers must use their own vehicle and have a valid driver’s license and current insurance requirements. Volunteers should also possess the ability to lift 10-20 lb. containers into your vehicle and should be able to climb stairs, if necessary.

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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