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VOLUNTEER

Skillanthropy: using your unique skills and talents to benefit a charitable cause.

 

Do you want to do something that is personally rewarding and makes a real difference in people’s lives? Volunteer at Fresh Meals On Wheels and put your unique talents to work to benefit your neighbors in need!

 

Volunteers are the life blood of our organization. They deliver meals; tend the gardens; peel and chop produce; package food; plan and staff fundraisers; prepare mailings; enter data; advise and assist in our marketing efforts; create art pieces; and build trellises, storage buildings, raised beds, compost bins, shelves and racks; advise our culinary team; and so much more! Regardless of how you help at Fresh Meals On Wheels, you can be sure that because of your contribution, our senior, disabled and homebound Sheboygan County neighbors are being cared for and loved.

 

All volunteers must fill out an application and agree to a background check. Click the button below to fill out the volunteer application. Email it to volunteers@freshmealsonwheels.org or drop it off at Fresh Meals On Wheels, 1004 S. Taylor Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081.

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Once approved, click below to manage your shifts through MOW Scheduler. 
  • Drivers deliver meals Monday through Friday. We have three types of routes: courier, daily and bulk. Each type goes out at a different time.  

    • Courier drivers leave Fresh Meals On Wheels at 10:45 a.m. taking multiple routes to drop sites in Plymouth, Oostburg and Waldo where they meet the daily route drivers at 11:10 a.m. These routes take 60-90 minutes to complete. Courier drivers use FMOW vehicles.

    • Daily route drivers pick up meals at 11:10 a.m. at Fresh Meals On Wheels, Redeemer Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Oostburg State Bank in Oostburg, or Waldo State Bank in Waldo. These routes take no more than an hour to complete. When finished, drivers leave the empty bags and baskets inside at their pick up location. Daily route drivers use their own vehicles.

    • Bulk route drivers pick up meals at 12:15 p.m. at Fresh Meals On Wheels. These routes take up to two hours to complete. Bulk route drivers use FMOW vehicles.

    • The wellness check, personal interaction and smiles volunteers provide give clients a social and emotional boost, which is at least as important as the food they are getting! Volunteers must be 18 or older, have a vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and proof of current auto insurance.

  • Gardeners start seeds inside during the winter, plant seedlings outside in the spring, and tend and harvest the gardens throughout the growing season. Volunteer days and times vary.

  • Produce processers wash, peel and chop the produce that comes in from our gardens or is donated by local farmers and gardeners 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Must be vaccinated and wear a mask. Must be 18 or older.

  • Kitchen helpers make meatballs and cookies, and package breads, salads and desserts. Days and times vary.  Must be vaccinated and wear a mask. Must be 18 or older.

  • Office volunteers prepare mailings, update database, and more. Days and times vary. Must be vaccinated and wear a mask. 

  • Event volunteers help plan and work at June-A-Palooza and other fundraising events. Days and times vary.

  • Group work days allow businesses, scouting groups, clubs and other organizations to schedule team building activities that put their members' skills to work for the benefit of others. We have hosted groups of 2 to 250 people.

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