Volunteers needed to deliver meals in DuPage and Kane counties

  • Volunteers are needed to deliver extra meals to older adults.

    Volunteers are needed to deliver extra meals to older adults. Courtesy of DuPage Senior Citizens Council

 
Submitted by Tasha Samuels
Posted9/1/2020 1:40 PM

The DuPage Senior Citizens Council and Kane Senior Council are looking for volunteers to deliver frozen and shelf-stable/nonperishable meals to older adults in DuPage and Kane counties.

They have two meal-related volunteering opportunities. Volunteers will report to 1990 Springer Drive in Lombard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Volunteers are needed to pick up "shelf stable" meal boxes and deliver them to seniors. Volunteers would pick up meal boxes between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then deliver them to seniors.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, volunteers are needed to pick up meals at 10 a.m. and immediately deliver them to seniors.

Requirements to volunteer are a valid driver's license, current car insurance, and completing a small registration form. Each volunteer will have their car loaded with boxes of meals and then given a delivery route.

If interested in delivering meals or any of the volunteer opportunities, visit www.dupageseniorcouncil.org or www.kaneseniorcouncil.org or call (630) 746-0909.

It is the Meals on Wheels provider for all of DuPage and Kane counties.

There are many ways to get involved with the DuPage Senior Citizens Council and the Kane Senior Council where you can share your time, talents and gifts. There are two main types of volunteers -- one of which might be right for you.

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Volunteers include retired seniors who deliver meals, young adults who check on seniors, and handymen who make small home repairs.

A program volunteer is plugged into an existing service or program. Some places where a program volunteer can help include: delivering meals, well-being checks, friendly visits, community dining, yard cleanups, home repairs, intergenerational activities, and pet care and food assistance.

Being a program volunteer allows you to interact directly with the seniors, meet an immediate need and to make that important connection with them.

A networking volunteer also is an important role for the senior citizens council. The needs of seniors are often out of sight. They need people like you to help share the message about the needs of seniors and to help raise awareness and support for the nonprofit's programs. As a networking volunteer, you might: share the nonprofit's emails with others; attend fundraisers and invite others; coordinate a matching funds program with your company or organization; host a local event to raise funds and awareness; share content on social media; and talk about the nonprofit to people who are interested in learning more or getting involved.

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