Staci conducts volunteer work in her spare time for the Meals on Wheels program, and she is on the board of trustees. Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that attempts to place hot meals in the hands and mouths of people who really need them. The program supports elderly people who are ill and homebound. These needy souls require caring people to bring them the food that helps to nourish them and keep them strong. The Meals on Wheels program consists of hundreds of volunteers who give of themselves at least once per month to deliver these meals.
We as a people must work to protect our senior citizens, because it is the humane thing to do. Additionally, we will all be senior citizens one day, and we would want someone to lend a helping hand if one day we could not feed ourselves. The Meals on Wheels program has made a tremendous amount of progress since it began in 1977. It started small, only serving about 15 clients. However, when people started catching on the concept of helping other people, they kept volunteering for the program. Today, Meals on Wheels has more than 300 clients and 325 volunteers. They deliver over 45,000 meals per year.
Extend Your Hand
You can help to fortify the Meals on Wheels program in a number of ways. You can offer one day per month of your time to deliver these meals to the clients. Drivers can work for one to two hours. Volunteering for this program is an excellent way to meet amazing people and leave a long-lasting impression in their lives. Just by volunteering to assist with this program, you will feel better about yourself knowing that you have extended your hand to someone who needed you.
Other volunteer positions that are available through Meals on Wheels are office helpers, speakers and pumpkin carvers. Office helpers answer phones and questions pertaining to the program. They may also assist with filing, mailing and light computer work. Speakers educate the masses, and carvers cut pumpkins during special events.
Finally, donating to the Meals on Wheels program is one way you can help. Even donations that are as low as $5 can pay for one elderly person to have a meal. By making a small donation, you are improving the quality of someone else’s life. Improving someone else’s life is a task of which you can be proud.