Volunteer in Stark or Wayne County
Volunteering with Meals On Wheels of Northeast Ohio takes a small amount of time, but makes a big difference in the lives of our homebound neighbors.
Every weekday, volunteer drivers cover more than 65 routes in the Stark and Wayne County areas. Deliveries take place Monday through Friday (except holidays). Volunteers arrive at our sites around 10:40, and meals are ready to go out at 10:45.
A typical route takes about an hour to complete, with some rural routes lasting 75 to 90 minutes. We provide training and mileage reimbursement and offer complete, stop-by-stop directions—updated daily—in a handy, compact tablet.
Most volunteers serve once or twice a week, but others drive every other week, or even once a month. We are grateful for the help and happy to accommodate individual schedules.
Volunteers are needed to:
- Pick up food
- Assemble meals
- Drive and deliver meals
In addition to delivering nutritious meals, volunteers also provide peace of mind. They are often the only people our clients see during the day. If they observe emergency situations or potential health hazards, they call our office so we can notify family or other emergency contacts. Lives have been saved because of the quick and caring response of MOWNEO volunteers and staff.
Are you already signed up to be a Meals on Wheels volunteer? Choose your routes with this easy scheduling tool.
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• Deliveries are from 11am-1pm
• A tablet with GPS guides your route
• Volunteer on your own or as part of our Adopt-a-Route program
• Deliver more than a meal and make your neighbor’s day
Delivering meals is an instantly gratifying way to serve your community and support your homebound and hungry neighbors. While you are helping to provide nutritious meals for better health and independence, you will also be sharing a friendly moment of human connection.
Many companies and organizations participate in our Adopt-A-Route Program. They select a route at a site near them, on a preferred day of the week, and agree to cover that route on a regular schedule—weekly, biweekly or monthly. They then recruit staff members to take turns delivering meals on a rotating basis. For example, if a business agrees to cover 1 route a week, and 8 employees volunteer to assist, then those employees can pair off and each employee only needs to deliver 1 time per month.
Participating organizations find it’s a great way to build teamwork and camaraderie while instilling a sense of pride among their staff through community service – making it a beneficial partnership for both themselves and Meals on Wheels!
It’s easy to get started! Contact MOWVolunteer@vantageaging.org to learn more.
Volunteer opportunities are available at all sites. Find the site nearest you and call us at 1-800-466-8010 or 330-832-7220 for information on how to volunteer.
Administrative Office (Massillon)
2363 Nave Rd. SE (map)
Massillon, OH 44646
St. Johns Lutheran Church (map)
336 West Market St.
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (map)
425 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702
Mayfield Manor Apartments (map)
3844 11th St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
Dalton Presbyterian Church (map)
163 W. Main St.
Dalton, OH 44618
Wooster Community Center (map)
241 S. Bever St.
Wooster, OH 44691