No matter what your background or interests, Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon has a volunteer opportunity that's just right for you! Volunteer opportunities abound, technical, social, financial, even 'life experience' contributions are needed. Your involvement - from a single project to an ongoing commitment - can really make a difference!
Volunteer drivers deliver packaged meals to homebound seniors Monday through Friday between the hours of 11:00 am and 1:00 pm throughout Hunterdon County. An hour commitment once a month is suggested.
Volunteers assist staff at the nutrition sites with packaging meals Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Volunteers assist staff at the main office with various projects Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Meals on Wheels is a private, non-profit agency governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Board members attend quarterly meetings and serve on committees to further our mission and objectives.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application by clicking the button below. If preferred, you can also download the volunteer applications to fill out and return to our office.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer delivery driver, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on "New Driver Video" for a short how-to video on driving for MOW. Orientation will also be provided.
Questions? Call us at (908)284-0735 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Senior citizen recipients are all, without exception, very thankful to receive the meals and many enjoy having a short chat with drivers since they mostly live alone and enjoy seeing someone. In my five years driving for Meals on Wheels I have delivered to several folks who eventually passed away and I still remember their faces and gratitude. Even at 83 years of age I have set some delivery route time schedules with a minimal amount of speeding. If you want to live a part-time exciting and rewarding life call “MOW” and give it a try."
"In my driving experiences I have delivered meals to quite a spectrum of individuals, each person worth knowing as an individual. How many people can say they met and conversed with someone who, during their working life, was a scout for a major league baseball team? Or a hero who took care of her husband for decades after he was shot in the head in the WWII Pacific Theater? Or an individual who was president of an historic County cemetery association? How many people do you meet who motivate you to learn some American Sign Language? The joy I have delivering satisfying, nutritious meals to our often elderly clients is multiplied many fold by meeting the people to whom I deliver. And I know my small efforts are very much appreciated by these folks!"
"Hunterdon County is such a beautiful place to live. It is no surprise then that so many of our seniors wish to remain in their lovely homes, where they have raised their families and created their own oasis of serenity. As a driver for Meals on Wheels, I see it as my gift to them to enable them to ‘AGE in PLACE’ by receiving a daily hot meal and nourishing cold bag. The MOW staff and volunteers at the senior center do a fabulous job of organizing the deliveries and are a pleasure to engage with. "
"I was new to the Flemington area when the COVID lockdown began. We were mandated to stay in our homes and off the roads. It was a really scary time. I was scrolling Facebook one day when I came across a cry for help from an organization (Meals on Wheels), which supports our most vulnerable community…our Senior population. I made a decision to help and 17 months later I’m still here and happy to be. I call the other volunteers that I work with, friends, and enjoy the social aspect of being there. We have some laughs while doing something useful for our community. Please consider taking the first step and come join us at MOW! You won’t regret it. "
"After retiring from nursing, I felt I needed something to fill up the void I had that felt like I could contribute to my community by way of helping individuals who maybe just needed a friendly hello or maybe even a hot meal once a day to let them know somebody cared. Meals on Wheels had just what I was looking for. I feel right at home when I volunteer every week. Every person that works there gives you encouragement, whether it be for the task you are doing at the time or even those times in your personal life when you need a little pick-me-up. They can lift you up with laughter and make everything all right! I wouldn't change a thing, and I get back so much more then what I put in every day that I volunteer."
"Her name was Barbara and she was my younger cousin by 3 years. She was a beloved teacher who organized food drives in her hometown. She, her sister Sue, my sister Kathy and I were friends who spent as much time together as our lives would allow. She died of breast cancer when she was 35. I wanted to do something to honor my cousin Barbara which is how I came to be a Meals-On-Wheels (MOW) driver. Delivering food to those who are in need of these meals allows me to combine my love of driving and volunteer work with that of honoring her memory. It is the highlight of my day. "