Deliver Meals

One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time.

More than 200 volunteers donate over 1,200 hours annually to help YMOW fulfill its mission to deliver nutritious food and friendly companionship to its homebound neighbors.

For many of our clients, a volunteer is the only person they see all day. For some, their favorite part of our program is seeing the smiling faces of the volunteers and taking a few minutes to visit.

Volunteering for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels is a great way to make a huge impact in a short amount of time. When you volunteer for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels you’re doing your part to guarantee meals are delivered to 200 seniors and homebound neighbors every day.

Opportunities are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and on holidays. All volunteers will be assigned to their own mini routes.

* Ride-along shifts with YMOW staff are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers can participate on a regular basis that meets your schedule, or you can ask to be called when needed.

*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 not allowed to assist with our program. Those offenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Violent crimes
  • Theft
  • Financial fraud
  • Elder abuse of any kind

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.