MOW Volunteer Information
Delivering More Than a Meal
Volunteers are the backbone of the Meals on Wheels program to the residents of Tamworth; delivering fresh, nutritious meals and more directly to our neighbors.
How It Works (During COVID-19 ERA)
Volunteering to deliver Meals on Wheels (MOW) is a great way to make a huge impact in a short amount of time. By delivering meals you bring nutritious food and continued independence to our neighbors.
We work in concert with the Ossipee Concerned Citizens (OCC) delivering meals to our neighbors. It is a simple and rewarding way to help seniors and people with disabilities in need of a hot meal, and a daily check-in from people who genuinely care. If this sounds like you, all you need to do is sign up, you’ll follow a seasoned volunteer driver on the route and learn the routine, and you will become a member of our amazing team. We will provide you with the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you will need (gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer.)
Driver Volunteer Enrollment Application: Needs to be completed and returned to Tamworth Community Nurse Association (TCNA) with a copy of your valid driver's license and current vehicle insure card.
Orientation: You would then be scheduled to shadow (in your own vehicle) a seasoned MOW volunteer driver to learn the routine and route. During the COVID-19 era you would follow the driver, in your vehicle, to become acquainted with the process.
Time: Meals are picked up between 10:45am and 11:00am, at Ossipee Concerned Citizens (OCC), who cook and packs the meals in coolers for transport. Deliveries are dropped off to our neighbors no later than 1:00pm. Drivers share the duties when returning coolers to OCC.
Safety: You will not have direct contact with the clients for safety reasons. You would deliver each meal to the house and deposit it into a cooler/container provided by the client outside the clients door.
During this time exceptional safety protocols have been implemented to protect you, the client, and our beloved community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your MOW Coordinator at (603) 323-8511. We are here for you!
When you volunteer to deliver meals you become a part of an amazingly supportive team of people that work closely together. MOWs services are one of our communities building blocks in helping our neighbors to continue living independently and healthy. You would be doing your part to guarantee delivery of more than 10,000 meals to our neighbors in need across the Tamworth, Chocorua, South Tamworth, and Wonalancet communities. You can volunteer to deliver meals once a week, once a month, with a friend, or on your own – whatever works best for you!
Delivering meals is also a great social activity – you can do it with a family member, a friend, or a group and you will get to know your fellow neighbors who also deliver meals. And you will leave knowing YOU made a difference to the many people on your route who received the nourishment and personal connection they need during this unprecedented time.
Other MOW Volunteer Opportunities
Standby drivers. If you are willing to answer the call and take a route, we have an opportunity for you. On your assigned day, you can come in to pick up an open route, or we can call you when needed.
Don't drive? During the COVID-19 era we need volunteers interested making our early morning wellness check phone calls to our neighbors.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)