Volunteer Opportunities

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 through Friday 
      Pick up meals 11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
      Deliver meals to recipients on a pre-determined route
      Each route has approximately 10-15 recipients
      Delivery takes about 1 hour
    • Prepare the meals for delivery by dishing up, packing and sorting
      Arrive between 10:15 and 10:30 a.m.
      Package pre-cooked meals for delivery
      Finish at 11:15 a.m.
    • Be a substitute volunteer filling in when needed, especially during summer
    • Help collect food from local food banks, farmers markets etc.
      Lowcountry Food Bank: Tuesday mornings 8:30-9:30 a.m.
      Farmer's Market: Saturday, June-October, 12:45 p.m.
      "Plant a Row for the Hungry" program. A program to share from your home garden.
    • Event preparation and planning including TICKET SALES
    • Adopt-A-Route
      As a company, you can adopt-a-route
    • Host a Food Drive!
      We are always in need of Non-Perishable items such as:
      Ready-to-eat soup, oatmeal, breakfast bars, ensure, etc.
    • 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's fun!  You see lots of folks and get first chance on the donations! We are always in need of Non-Perishable items such as:
      Please contact Gray Thomas if interested: 843-817-3179 or graythomas97@gmail.com.  To learn more about Second Chance visit www.secondchancethriftsummerville.org.
    • For more information on how YOU can get involved please call us at 843-873-8224.