Youth and Families
When youth volunteer, they gain a range of benefits, from self-esteem, to social responsibility. Volunteering helps to expose the youth to populations they might not usually interact with in their day-to-day lives. Not only can they gain communication and critical thinking skills, but they can also develop a love for giving back as well as add to their resume!
Assist with meal preparation for all our programs in our commissary located in Nanuet. Volunteer opportunities exist Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. The commissary is not open on the weekends. Individuals may serve during non-school days. Must be over 12 years of age. NO NEED TO REGISTER. To volunteer enter through the first loading dock door in the back of the building. The door will be labeled Meals on Wheels Central commissary.
Miles of Smiles
Provide a healthy smile volunteering with Meals On Wheels Senior Dental Care! Did you know poor oral health affects the whole body? Bacteria built up on teeth and gums can cause multiple complications such as pneumonia, stroke, heart disease and more. Let's keep our participants smile brightly by creating a handy bag with all one needs to guarantee a health smile. Volunteers Needed! MUST USE Miles of Smiles instructions to complete.Miles of Smiles Instructions
This emergency food program evolved to insure that the Agency's homebound recipients have a sufficient supply of non-perishable food items in case of weather related emergency. Donated shelf-stable food items are collected and packed into donated shoe boxes as complete meals. Boxes are completed and then delivered to the volunteer program coordinator. Each completed box is equal to one community service hour. MUST USE Blizzard Box instructions to complete.Blizzard Box Instructions
Students Assisting Meals (SAM)
If you are a high school student interested in participating in community service, we have a great opportunity for you. Students Assisting Meals (SAM) consists of students who want to either participate in agency fund raising events (e.g. Golf Outing, 10K Run, Senior Wellness Expo & Walk) or run their own fund raisers (e.g. car wash, bake sales, etc.) to benefit Meals on Wheels.
Need community service hours? Join SAM in your High School. You can earn your required hours and help a senior citizen in your community.
Volunteering with Meals on Wheels enables students to learn about the needs of seniors in our community, but also reaps personal benefits for students:
- Making a difference in someone's life
- Learning and developing skills
- Enhancing your college applications
- Building self-confidence
- Meeting new people
- Feeling needed and valued
- Communicating that you care about the community
- Making networking contacts
- Learn about Rockland's senior population
- Raise funds for local senior centers and homebound meal recipients
High Schools Already Raising Awareness
- Clarkstown North
- Clarkstown South
- Albertus Magnus
- Pearl River
- Suffern High School
Clarkstown North SAMS Club Benefits Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels thanks the Clarkstown North High School Students Assisting Meals Club for $600 raised at their Walk-a-Thon. A little rain couldn't stop these dedicated students and their supporters!