Each day, Lawrence Meals On Wheels delivers between 115 – 135 meals. This enormous task would not be possible without our number one resource – volunteers. Over 125 volunteers each week are utilized to serve our clients.
Volunteers pick up meals between 11:00 – 11:30 approximately at MOW, 2121 Kasold, and then deliver to between 4 -7 clients. The delivery bags are then returned to MOW. The entire process takes an hour or less and can easily be done over your lunch hour.
Volunteers initially train with a staff member or volunteer by riding along on a route prior to driving their own. We provide route sheets, with detailed maps and written directions as well. Staff is always available to answer any questions and assist as needed.
A valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance are required.
Our volunteers range in age from 5 to 90. We have parents who drive with their children, executives who drive on their lunch hour, as well as KU students and retired individuals who drive. We are flexible and can work with your schedule, i.e. if you are going to be out of town, can only help over the holidays and/or during the summer, etc.
Two types of drivers are needed:
  • Regular Drivers – Pick a day of the week and drive the same route each week on that day.
  • Substitute Drivers – The staff will call you as needed and you can pick and choose each week what days you are available
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Meal site packers – Arrive at MOW at 10:00 am to sort and pack each route and check that drinks are included.  This process takes around 30-45 minutes.  Then you can deliver a route if you want.
  • Event/Fundraising volunteers – Throughout the year, Lawrence Meals On Wheels has several fundraisers, from letter campaigns to our big Fall “Chefs & Refs” Charity Auction, which require a lot of manpower, time and energy to be successful. We also have seasonal events that require additional support.
Call 830-8844 to inquire about our volunteer opportunities.