Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels has always been about more than a daily food delivery. Our clients rely on their daily visit for a bit of conversation and a smiling face. And we at YMOW rely on those face-to-face interactions as reassurance of the client’s well-being.
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, these face-to-face encounters are now done from a distance. Smiles are exchanged from behind a mask. And deliveries are taking place just three times a week.
This program provides a weekly call and wellness check for YMOW clients who are feeling isolated. As an OARA caller, you will complete a survey of questions gauging each client's physical and emotional well-being. You also will assess their needs for food, medicine, non-food essentials and additional support.
OARA callers must:
Callers can choose how many clients they call each week and when the calls are made.
Interested in becoming an OARA caller? Begin by filling out the volunteer application.
Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 487-9669.
* All potential volunteers, including those fulfilling court-ordered community service, must undergo a background check before serving our clients.
Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels serves a vulnerable population. For their protection, people with certain offenses are now allowed to assist with our program. Those offenses include, but are not limited to:
If you have a history of any of these crimes, or others that might risk our clients’ comfort and safety, please seek other opportunities to fulfill your service hours.