FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2021
(Douglas County, Ore.) The Douglas County Board of Commissioners are issuing an urgent call for volunteers to help our Douglas County Senior Services Department in preparing, dispersing and delivering meals to our most vulnerable and cherished population here in Douglas County, our seniors. Our Douglas County Senior Services Department is desperately in need of volunteers for their senior Meals on Wheels, and senior dining site drive-thru meal pick-up programs.
There has never been a more critical time to get involved, as more than 9 million seniors in America face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. Locally, we have seen a significant rise in our local need for senior meals since the pandemic began over 17 months ago. Whether you have only a few hours one day a week or can volunteer every day, your assistance is so very much needed! Volunteers are needed to fill positions as: Greeters, Servers, Drivers, Kitchen Helpers, Dishwashers, Back-up Drivers, Cleaning Crew and Steam Table Helpers. See the details below.
Volunteer to Deliver Meals
Day(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays - Volunteer One or Both Days
Time: 2 hours per day - Typically from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, but varies by location
Duties: Deliver meals to homebound seniors
Additional: Mileage Reimbursement Offered
Receive a free lunch every day you volunteer
Drop off a warm meal and get more than you expect.
Volunteer at our Dining Sites:
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays - Volunteer one or all days
Time: 2-3 hours per day - Typically from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, but varies by location
Duties: Help set up, serve, clean up or do dishes for lunch
Additional: Receive a free lunch every day you volunteer
Everyone has something to give! Volunteers are needed at all seven of our senior dining sites located in Glendale, Riddle, Winston, Glide, Sutherlin, Yoncalla and Reedsport. For more information on what positions are needed at each location or to sign up and volunteer contact Douglas County Senior Services at (541) 440-3677.