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Deliver meals and smiles to Rhode Island seniors.
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Become a Delivery Hero

As a Home-Delivered Meal Program volunteer drive, you’ll be helping Rhode Island residents at risk of food insecurity and social isolation to maintain their health and independence. 

Wondering what to expect when you become a #deliveryhero? Find out more about delivering meals and smiles to seniors in need.

Get Started In 4 Easy Steps

1. Fill Out The Online Application

This short application will get you started on your volunteer journey.

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2. Watch The Training Video

Watch our short training video to get familiar with our process.

3. Review The Volunteer Handbook

Review the volunteer handbook by clicking a button below.

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4. Sign Up For Your FIrst Route

After your application and background check, a team member will contact you to schedule your first delivery route.

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Other Ways to Volunteer

Meals on Wheels of RI has several volunteer opportunities to benefit our clients statewide. 

Send Senior Cheer

Make placemats, bookmarks, or other cheerful items for our clients. 

Birthday Wishes

Arrange for your workplace group to make birthday cards for our clients.

pet food delivery

Host a collection drive to help provide our clients with necessities for their pets.

SENIOR WISH Initiative

Help us deliver gift packages of seasonal essentials, everyday necessities, and comfort items during the holiday season.


No! As a volunteer, you can decide how frequently you want to deliver meals. Some volunteer twice a week, some once a month. We are flexible to your scheduling needs!

Interested volunteers are asked to fill out an application, participate in a background check, attend a one-time volunteer training session, and shadow a driver before they are given their own route. 

While we try to accommodate routes that are most convenient for volunteers, the needs of different areas of the state vary all the time. Available routes will be discussed at the time of your onboarding and you will never be assigned a route that you haven’t agreed to!

Yes! The onboarding process is all the same, and you can choose to be called when an immediate need arises instead of having a regular route.

For the AmeriCorps volunteer program, you just need to be aged 55+ and agree to the required background checks. The onboarding process is the same. Opting to become an AmeriCorps volunteer will help us develop new delivery routes and expand our program’s impact here in Providence.

Yes! There are many ways to volunteer for our organization. Individuals and workplace or organization teams can make birthday cards, hold pet food drives, or collect items for our senior wishes initiative, among many other opportunities.

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