Our dedicated volunteers are the eyes and ears of Meals on Wheels PLUS. They are a vital link to our program’s success because of their daily, personal contact with clients. Volunteers provide a helping hand in numerous ways. Described here are a few of the ways volunteers can help make a difference. The number of volunteers we need fluctuates greatly during the year.

To get started volunteering, please call (941) 747-4655 or email jgodlewski@mealsonwheelsplus.org

Home Delivery

Meals on Wheels PLUS depends solely upon its volunteers to deliver daily meals. They have described this as the best job they’ve ever had. Delivering meals only requires 1½ hours, one day per week. If a specific area is desired, routes are conveniently available throughout Manatee County and several options are available for meal pickups.

Friendship Dining Assistance

Your time and talents may be needed at our Friendship Dining Centers, where seniors gather each weekday morning to exercise, enjoy entertainment, learn arts & crafts, and share a hot noon-time meal.

Adult Day Center Program

Daybreak Adult Day Center serves functionally impaired adults in Manatee County with a planned program that includes a variety of health, social, and supportive services in a protective setting during daytime hours. Volunteers assist the professionally trained staff, including an LPN, who operate the program’s daily activities.

The Food Bank of Manatee

Volunteers assist in preparing food baskets for babies and needy families in our area. Several volunteers are also needed to help sort donated food.

Office Assistance

Occasionally we are in need of volunteers in our main office for clerical work like stuffing or labeling envelopes. If you enjoy office work, let us know and we will add you to the contact list.


Businesses can adopt a route and give back to the community. Adopt 1 route a week in areas near your business and employees can deliver meals from 11 am to 1 pm . Options are available for meal pickups.

Special Events and Volunteer Projects

Join us for special fund raising events throughout the year to benefit Meals on Wheels PLUS. Your school, club, business, or organization can become involved. Contact us to find out what is coming up next.