Meals on Wheels Rockland

Groups and Clubs

When groups volunteer together, it is a great way to build teamwork and gain better communication between everyone involved. Volunteering as a group is also an excellent way to learn more about each person, and also improve a sense of togetherness within a group. The bonds that can be formed from volunteering can also improve a workplace environment, and it has been proven that co-workers that volunteer together have better relations and are happier at work.

Thank you very much for your interest in exploring group volunteer opportunities with Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland. With over 600 seniors served each day, we are always in need of volunteer assistance! The agency's ability to meet the needs of those we serve is only possible through the dedication and support of our invaluable volunteers.

Group volunteering is a great way to encourage teamwork, promote leadership, enhance morale, advance philanthropic goals, and increase community involvement.

Examples of the types of groups that have volunteered at Meals on Wheels include corporate groups, girl scout troops, and youth groups, just to name a few!

Groups can come in just for a half-day, a full day or on a more regular basis if desired.

On-Site Opportunities for Groups Include:

  • Special projects - such as painting one of the senior center rooms
  • Homebound Meal Delivery - travel in pairs to deliver meals to local homebound residents
  • Musical Entertaining - share your group's special talent, such as singing or playing instruments
  • Visiting with Seniors - spend time with our seniors at our local centers or adult day program
  • Commissary Assistance - help with meal preparation in our commissary
  • Adopt-A-Route - deliver meals on a regular basis such as weekly or monthly

Off-Site Opportunities for Groups

  • Caring Cards and Crafts - create napkin holders, magnets or personalized cards lets seniors know that they are not forgotten. Tray favors can be created on a group's own time and brought to the agency when completed.

    How To
    See What the Cards Mean To Seniors

  • Blizzard Boxes - assemble boxes of specific non-perishable food items for the agency's emergency shelf-stable food program, which helps ensure that the agency's homebound recipients have a sufficient supply of non-perishable food items in case of a weather related or other emergency. Including a brief note, poem or drawing adds a special touch and makes the boxes even more special. Please click on the button below for instructions on assembling the boxes


For more information on group volunteering contact Volunteer Program Coordinator, Dianna Diffley.


Dianna Diffley

Phone: (845) 624-6325
Fax: (845) 624-6335

Special thanks to Pearl River Girl Scouts and the Pearl River Woman's Club for making blizzard boxes.

Meals on Wheels Benefits from Group Volunteering

Thank you to the Rockland Community College nursing students who enjoyed volunteering in both the Clarkstown/Pearl River Senior Activity Center and the Adult Day Care of Rockland at the Bobbi Lewis Center.

Thank you to the following companies and community organizations that participate in "Adopt a Route," where they deliver meals on a regular basis. If you are part of a company or group that might be interested in adopting a route or volunteering in another capacity contact Sharon Martini, Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Preferred Business | Route 8
  • Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realt | Route 44
  • Carver Travel | Route 57
  • Congers / Valley Cottage Rotary |
    Route 1
  • Nanuet Rotary | Route 10
  • New City Rotary | Route 5
  • Nyack Rotary | Route 15
  • Pearl River Rotary | Routes 27 & 28
  • South Orangetown Rotary | Route 22
  • Spring Valley Rotary | Route 35
  • Suffern Rotary | Route 43