All new volunteers must complete an application, training materials, and volunteer orientation. Volunteer orientations occur on a monthly basis, depending on availability.
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.
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.
*Please note: many in-person volunteer opportunities are currently unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Requests for court-ordered community service will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All potential YMOW volunteers must undergo a background check before serving our organization.
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.