Volunteer




HOME DELIVERY

Broward Meals on Wheels delivers meal packages to 1,300 homes each week. Volunteers make 80% of these deliveries. Each volunteer delivers meals in the area around their work or home. All of our volunteers currently deliver on a weekday morning. However, we may be able to create a late afternoon or weekend schedule for groups of new volunteers.

Requirements: Your own transportation is required. If you are driving, you must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Light to moderate lifting is required to handle food packages. Criminal and background checks are required for adults 18 years and older. Parental permission is required for children and students under the age of 18.

Substitute Delivery Volunteers are in demand during the summer and holiday vacation seasons. If you cannot make a weekly commitment and are willing to travel, your help is always welcome.


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DINING ROOM SERVICE

Broward Meals on Wheels serves lunch each weekday at over 30 dining rooms across the county. There, seniors receive a nutritious meal for the cost of donation.

Volunteer duties include serving meals and clean up. Other volunteers take meal reservations. Some lead seniors in activities like bingo. Most dining rooms serve between 11:00 and 1:00.

Requirements: Your own transportation is required. Light lifting may be required.


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GROCERY SHOPPING

Grocery Shopping volunteers shop for no more than two homebound seniors in their area. The volunteers decide what day and time to shop. This makes it a perfect volunteer job for someone with a busy schedule or who is limited in their time. Each shopping trip averages one to two hours.

Shopping volunteers work very closely with their seniors to schedule shopping, prepare grocery lists, and help put groceries away. We shop exclusively at Publix Supermarkets. Shopping volunteers shop for seniors. We never transport clients to a store.

Requirements: Your own transportation is required. If you are driving, you must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Moderate lifting is required to carry groceries. Criminal and background checks are required for adults 18 years and older. Parental permission is required for children and students under the age of 18.


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MEALS FOR PETS

Volunteers work on the third Saturday of each month. Volunteer activities include mixing and packing pet food and delivering the food. Volunteers are also needed to pick pet food donations at locations across the county.

Requirements: Your own transportation is required. If you are driving, you must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. Moderate lifting is required to package and carry pet food. Criminal and background checks are required for adults 18 years and older. Recommendations and parental permission is required for children and students under the age of 18.


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FRIENDS OF BMOW

Office Volunteers:

BMOW Office volunteers can perform a variety of tasks depending upon their skill, time,

Volunteer tasks can include:

  • filing
  • data entry
  • shredding
  • stuffing newsletters
  • preparing mailings
  • telephone surveys
  • Assist with special projects and events as needed

Requirements:  Volunteers must have their own transportation to our office. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm. (Volunteers can ask if there are tasks they can take home to complete.)


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Broward Meals on Wheels’ Board of Directors is a group of community-minded individuals who lend their knowledge, experience, and expertise to BMOW.

This governing council:

  • Contributes to defining the organization’s mission
  • Governs the fulfillment of that mission
  • Gives guidance and advice in matters pertaining to the operation and expansion of the agency
  • Oversees the proper management of funds and resources
  • Ensures the integrity of the agency and our mission

Our Board of Directors meets monthly. Members often sit on other working BMOW Project Committees to lend further support to the agency’s operations and growth.


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