Volunteering

TEMPORARY VOLUNTEERING GUIDELINES:

Drivers must be 18 years or older and, in the short term, due to CDC guidelines volunteers must be under the age of 65. Anyone wishing to volunteer age 65 and older must adhere to the following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  1. Provide documented proof of COVID-19 vaccination (Doses 1 and 2) with a completed wait period of at least 14 days following injection of the second dose, AND
  2. Read, sign, and date a Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee COVID-19 Waiver, including the Addendum for Volunteers over age 65, AND
  3. Agree to wear gloves and face coverings at all times during volunteer assignments.

Home-Delivered Meals


Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee depends solely upon its volunteers to deliver daily meals. Our volunteers consistently describe 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 pick-ups.

Pack & Sort Food


There is always a need for a helping hand at The Food Bank of Manatee. As food donations come in, volunteers are needed to sort foods into like-kind categories. Volunteers also assist in packing food baskets for babies and crisis stabilization kits for families in need in our area. There are also opportunities to distribute summer hunger sacks.

Daybreak Adult Day Center


Daybreak Adult Day Center serves older 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.

Special Events


Join us for special fundraising events throughout the year to benefit Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. Your school, club, business, or organization can become involved. Contact us to find out what is coming up next or visit our Events page.

Office Assistance


Occasionally, we are in need of volunteers in our offices for clerical work such as stuffing or labeling envelopes. If you enjoy office work, contact us to be added to our contact list.

Friendship Dining


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