Volunteer Orientations For Meals On Wheels

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches has a growing need for volunteers to help with mid-day deliveries, meal preparation and administrative support.

The nonprofit organization, which expects to serve close to 18,000 meals this year, hosts regular volunteer orientation sessions for those interested in the program.

The next two orientation sessions will be on Sept. 26 and on Oct. 17. Both sessions begin at 10 a.m. and last about one hour. They will be held at the organization’s office located at Memorial Presbyterian Church (1300 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach).

“Our orientation sessions are a good way for anyone who wants to get involved in their community to learn more about our program and the opportunities we have for them to help make a difference,” said Debbie Emerick, director of volunteer services.

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches serves the West Palm Beach area and downtown Lake Worth, as well as Century Village, Cresthaven and Golden Lakes Village.

Those interested in volunteering must be over 18 years old and are required to pass a background check. A valid driver’s license is required for people delivering meals. To find out more, call (561) 802-6979 or visit www.mowpb.org.