Volunteer Opportunities

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels program couldn’t deliver a single meal without the help of our volunteers. We have a small staff but a large corps of dedicated volunteers who lend their time and talent to help us deliver hot meals to seniors, disabled individuals and citizens unable to prepare meals for themselves. If you are already a volunteer, please visit the Current Volunteers page for helpful tips, policies, procedures and instructions.

Need more information? See below and/or contact us at 919-942-2948 or at volunteers@chcmow.org. We look forward to meeting you!

| Individual Volunteer Opportunities | Group Volunteer Opportunities | Volunteer Application | Board Member Opportunities |

Individual Volunteer Opportunities


Deliver hot meals to our clients using your own vehicle

Monday – Friday arrive at 10:15 am; allow 1½ hours for delivery


Whip up a batch of your best recipe at home, wrap it up and bring it to us to be delivered to our recipients in their homes. Sugar-free desserts needed as well. For complete instructions email bakers@chcmow.org

Set up/Operations

Help pack 180 hot meals for our clients

Monday – Friday from 9:15 am – 10:30 am

Porch Packers

Help us turn our monthly donations from the Porch program into Senior Snack Bags

Pick Up Artists

Drive to Trader Joe’s, Panera and Harris Teeter on a weekly basis to accept the donations they make and deliver them to our office.

Special Events

Help us with our annual appeal, our Dining for Dollars event or addressing and stamping our communications.


Your group can deliver meals to our clients as a one-time event or take turns driving regularly on a weekly or monthly basis.


Please complete and submit the Volunteer fors linked below and we will contact you to discuss your interests.

Volunteer Application


Periodically we have openings for members of the community to serve on our Board of Directors. If you are interested in being considered for a board member position, please contact the office at 919-942-2948 or email rachel.bearman@chcmow.org

Board Committees

Serve as a member of our Finance, Publicity, Development or Volunteer Appreciation Committees. All skills and talents are welcome!