Men volunteering in the kitchen

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 and fill out the volunteer application. Email this to volunteers@freshmealsonwheels.org or drop off at our Meals on Wheels office located at 1004 S Taylor Dr. Sheboygan, WI 53081

  • Drivers deliver meals over the lunch hour Monday through Friday. While the meals meet client’s physical needs, 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!
    Must be 18 or older, have a vehicle and valid driver’s license, and show 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 18 or older.

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

  • Office volunteers prepare mailings, update database, and more. Days and times vary.

  • 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.

Fresh Meals On Wheels during COVID-19

Drivers deliver meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday. One shift goes out at 10:00 a.m. and another goes out at 12:30 p.m. Drivers use sanitized Meals On Wheels vehicles. Delivery can take up to two hours.

 

For the time being, only staff is allowed in the building, so we cannot have anyone in to process produce, package food or help in the office.

 

All events and group work days are on hold.

 

Without volunteers, we don’t have the manpower to process large amounts of vegetables and fruits, so we are not accepting produce donations for the time being.

 

Gardeners are still welcome! We continue to grow food in our gardens and greenhouse and harvest it in quantities that our staff can process for each meal.

HOURS
Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

920-451-7011

1004 S Taylor Dr.

Sheboygan, WI 53081

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