Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

It takes a village to feed the hungry. No that’s not the original quote but it sure seems appropriate when you visit us around 11 am and see the volume of people lined up to deliver meals. If you know what a LeMans start is to an old race… It seems like we should have an announcer in the background “And THEY’RE OFF!”

Truth be told, there’s no better day than one where you deliver to the homebound. You see the smile and are certain of the difference you make just by bringing a meal.

What does it take to be a volunteer? Besides the obvious compassion and love of community – you only need to be present to lend a hand. Our volunteers carry many jobs in helping to end hunger in Summerville. We’re sure we can find one to fit your time and talent which you’ll enjoy!

Ways You Can Help

Deliver meals Monday, Wednesday or Friday

  • Deliver meals to recipients on a pre-determined route.
  • Pick up meals for delivery at 11:00 a.m.
  • Each route has approximately 10-15 recipients.
  • Delivery takes between 1-2 hours.

Prepare the additional items for delivery by packing and sorting

  • Availability on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Arrive at 8:45 a.m.
  • Slice and bag additional items for deliveries.
  • Finish at 10 a.m.

Be a substitute volunteer filling in when needed, ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER AND HOLIDAYS!

  • Availability on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Deliver meals to recipients on a pre-determined route.
  • Pick up meals for delivery at 11:00 a.m.
  • Each route has approximately 10-15 recipients.
  • Delivery takes between 1-2 hours.

Help collect food from local food banks, farmers markets etc.

  • Lowcountry Food Bank: Friday mornings.
  • "Seeds of Change" program. A program to share from your home garden.

Love to throw a PARTY?!?!?!  Help us with Events or Host a Fundraiser!

Adopt-A-Route

Host a Food Drive!

Did you know some of our clients have additional needs beyond a daily meal? Meals on Wheels of Summerville is able to provide additional services such as:

  • click here to learn more about our AniMeals

Help us with a FOOD DRIVE to support what matters to YOU most!

Second Chance Thrift Store

(benefiting Meals on Wheels of Summerville, HELP of Summerville and Home of Hope/Hope's House shelters)

ALWAYS has a huge need for volunteers in the shop to help with sales and/or sorting donations to put on the floor: 

  • Morning shift 9:30am to 1:30 pm 
  • Afternoon shift 1:30pm to 5:00pm

The shop is open Mondays through Saturdays and volunteers can choose to work the number of days that suit them. It is a great team of compassionate individuals all looking to make a difference in their community. To learn more about Second Chance and/or volunteer, please visit www.secondchancethriftsummerville.org.


For more information on how YOU can get involved please call us at 843-873-8224 or complete our Volunteer Application.