Changing people's lives, one volunteer at a time.

New Volunteers

Here you will sign up for a brief orientation at the location of your choosing.

Existing Volunteers

If you are currently a Meals on Wheels driver or a volunteer at one of our dining centers, please
contact the center manager
directly to adjust your current volunteer schedule.

View the Volunteer Handbook.

New Seasons Market

New Seasons Market Employee Volunteer Information

Meals on Wheels People offers a variety of ongoing volunteer opportunities.  Watch this video for an overview of what we do and why volunteers are so special to us!

Opportunities AvailablE

Become a Meals on Wheels Driver

We rely on 400 volunteers each weekday to assist with delivering a hot, nutritious lunch to homebound seniors.  Driving, walking and bike routes available.  We also need volunteers to assist with Meals on Wheels preparation.  All volunteers must have a valid drivers license and pass a background check. Learn More


Dining Center Opportunities

We have a number of dining centers throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area.  We serve a hot lunch weekdays and rely on volunteers to help prepare and serve the meals.  Most volunteers will need to pass a background check. Learn More

Opportunities include:  Kitchen support, cleaning and sanitation; food preparation and serving; office support; center activities


Donate Dinner – FALL 2019

We hope to recruit 1,500 volunteers to staff two-hour shifts at more than 30 locations throughout the greater metro area the five days before Thanksgiving, Nov. 17 to 21, to ask holiday shoppers to “donate dinner to a homebound senior”. Volunteer as a team leader or just sign on for a single shift.  Learn More


A Team Leader will coordinate all the volunteers for one day at a single store location between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (you do not need to be at the store all day).


A Store Greeter will volunteer as a greeter to hand out cards to customers.


thanksgiving – fall 2019

Volunteer to help deliver meals on Thanksgiving Day!  Learn More


Community Connectors

Who are the Community Connectors?  Community Connectors are a group of volunteers that represent Meals on Wheels People in the community.  They will be responsible for tabling events and speaking engagements for the purpose of educating the community and recruiting participants and volunteers for Meals on Wheels People.  Interested?  Sign up for the training!

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OUR volunteers are the best!

With the help of over 5,500 volunteers each year, we are able to deliver 1.1 million meals to seniors in Multnomah, Washington and Clark County.

Check out the 2018 Highlights

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New Volunteers

Click here to begin the online registration process. You’ll need to answer a few questions and, in most cases, agree to a have a background check performed.

Existing Volunteers

If you are currently a Meals on Wheels driver or a volunteer at one of our dining centers, please contact the center manager directly to adjust your current volunteer schedule.

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