All new volunteers must complete a one-hour volunteer orientation, held on the second Friday of each month at 2 and 5 p.m.
All potential volunteers must undergo a background check, provide proof of auto insurance and a valid driver’s license.
Volunteers drive to the YMOW offices at 1110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, to pick up 8-10 meals stored in an easy-to-carry thermal container. You will be provided with a designated route including detailed driving and delivery instructions for each client. Once you complete your visits, return your supplies to the YMOW office.
Ride-along shifts with one of YMOW’s professional delivery drivers also are available.
As often as you would like. You can choose one day a week, one day a month, or you can ask to be called as needed.
While finding volunteers to fill delivery routes is our biggest need, there are other ways to get involved, including:
Please call (734) 217-4450 or email Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Cichowlas at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how you would like to help.
All potential YMOW volunteers 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:
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.