Our dedicated volunteers are the eyes and ears of Meals on Wheels PLUS. They are a vital link to our program's success because of their daily, personal contact with clients. Volunteers provide a helping hand in numerous ways. Described here are a few of the ways volunteers can help make a difference. If you would like to volunteer, please call 941-747-4655. The number of volunteers we need fluctuates greatly during the year. However, if you are interested, we will save your information and contact you when the need for volunteers increases.
Meals on Wheels PLUS depends solely upon its volunteers to deliver daily meals. They have described this as the best job they've ever had. Delivering meals only requires 1½ hours, one day per week. If a specific area is desired, routes are conveniently available throughout Manatee County and several options are available for meal pickups.
Click here to listen to a heartwarming interview by reporter Valerie Alker who accompanied a volunteer delivering meals in southwest Florida. The interview aired on NPR local station WGCU FM 90.1.
Your time and talents may be needed at our Friendship Dining Centers, where seniors gather each weekday morning to exercise, enjoy entertainment, learn arts & crafts and share a hot noon-time meal.
Daybreak Adult Day Center serves functionally impaired adults in Manatee County with a planned program that includes a variety of health, social and supportive services in a protective setting during daytime hours. Volunteers assist the professionally trained staff, including an LPN, who operate the program's daily activities.
Volunteers assist in preparing food baskets for babies and needy families in our area. Several volunteers are also needed to help sort donated food.
Occasionally we are in need of volunteers in our main office for clerical work like stuffing or labeling envelopes. If you enjoy office work, let us know and we will add you to the contact list.
Adopt-A-Route program is an opportunity for area businesses to give back to the community. Year round or seasonal routes are available in areas near your business and options are available for meal pickups.
Join us for special fund raising events throughout the year to benefit Meals on Wheels PLUS. Your school, club, business or organization can become involved. Contact us to find out what is coming up next.
Need a speaker for your next club or business meeting? The Meals on Wheels PLUS Speaker's Bureau is ready to supply knowledgeable speakers for group functions. A Speaker's Bureau representative will speak on topics relating to programs, volunteers, outreach, food service, home delivery, special promotional opportunities and business partnerships.
Speakers can adapt a presentation to fit specific group needs with literature and other support materials. This valuable resource is available to any business or organization free of charge.
811 23rd Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
PHONE: (941) 747-4655
FAX: (941) 746-7040
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