"Having done Meals on Wheels for 6 years in the Chicago area, I decided to resume this worth while service after moving to Plano and have another 6 years under my belt. Committing to one hour once a month is time well spent. Who knows, someday I too may need this service." -Volunteer Quote
Our volunteer opportunities include:
- Delivering meals through the Meals on Wheels program
- Administrative support in our office
- Shelf stable holiday and bad weather meals meal assembly
- Special events
- Holiday Programs
We could not deliver meals throughout Collin County without our volunteers. The volunteers not only bring a hot, nutritious lunch, but also connect with otherwise isolated seniors. Whether you have a lot of time or just a little, we can use your talents. Volunteers come from all walks of life – men, women, young and old, professionals, homemakers with children, and retirees – anyone who has a genuine interest in helping our valued elderly neighbors.
Did You Know?
- We need a minimum of 75 volunteers each day to deliver over 800 meals daily.
- Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors in cities throughout Collin County, so you could give back to the community in which you live.
- There are one-time volunteer opportunities available around the holidays. Create Fall Harvest Boxes and/or become a Secret Santa.
- As of 2016, MOWCC has 1217 Volunteers
- In-Kind Volunteer Hours for 2016 total 14,269 hours
Volunteer Orientation and Training
Orientation for new volunteers is held every Wednesday at 2 PM at our McKinney office located at 600 North Tennessee Street, 75069. Reserving a spot is not necessary, feel free to show up! Please bring a copy of your driver’s license and current auto insurance card. There is a $10.00 fee to cover the cost of the background check, the background check will be good for two years. We also offer Mobile Training, where our skilled Volunteer Recruiter will come to your company to present our orientation. For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 972-562-6996 ext. 132 or email [email protected].
ADOPT A ROUTE
Platinum Route: = $20,000 = 3000 Meals
Platinum Route: Covers Sponsorship and underwriting, Route will be named after Sponsor, will receive advertising on agency website, social media postings 2x a month for a year.
Gold Route: $10,000 = 1500 Meals
Covers Sponsorship and underwriting, Route will be named after Sponsor, will receive advertising on agency website, social media posting 1x a month for one year.
Silver Route: $5,000 = 700 Meals
Covers Sponsorship and underwriting, will receive advertising on agency website, social media posting 6x a year for one year.
Memory Route: $2,500 = 375 Meals
Allows you to name an existing Route after a loved one in their memory
ADOPT A SENIOR
What do Seniors get? Home Delivered Meals, Daily Well Checks, Congregate Meals at Senior Centers, Senior Safety Net, Pet Food Delivery, Seasonal Program Gifts
Adopt a Senior for 1 month = $150
Adopt a Senior for 2 months = $300
Adopt a Senior for 3 months = $600
Observed Holidays (Offices Closed, No deliveries)
- New Years Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve