MOW Volunteer Information
Volunteers are the backbone of the Meals on Wheels program to the residents of Tamworth; delivering fresh, nutritious meals directly to our neighbors. You, as a volunteer, also offer a friendly daily visit, providing clients with companionship and a warm, friendly smile when you arrive at their door.
How It Works
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 hot meals, and a daily visit from a friendly face. All you need to do is sign up, we'll show you the route and routine, and you will be on a Meals on Wheels route soon, with everything you need to get started.
You need a valid driver's license, an insured vehicle, and a completed Volunteer Enrollment form.
Show up at Ossipee Concerned Citizens (OCC) between 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The meals will be packed in coolers and ready to go with a delivery sheet when you arrive.
Deliver with a smile. Often you are the only face-to-face contact the client will have all day.
Be aware of the client's environment and appearance. At times you may be the first to notice any warning signs of illness or danger.
For more information please visit FAQ, and give us a call.
When you volunteer for Meals on Wheels you’re 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 friend or a group and you’ll get to know your neighbors who also deliver meals. And you’ll leave knowing the 8 to 15 people on your route received the nourishment and personal connection they need.
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? People with special skills are needed to update route maps, take charge of greeting cards or come up with new ways to brighten the days of our clients and improve the volunteer experience.