Volunteer Opportunities are:

Smaller version of volunteer positions chart

Pack Meals

When you join a Meals on Wheels volunteer packing team, you agree to a schedule to come in 2 or 3 times each month to help pack meals prepared at Mt. San Antonio Gardens. Meals on Wheels operates Monday through Friday (holidays included). Packers assemble all cold items in a lunch bag and put hot food into individual “TV tray” containers. Packers are also expected to help with cleaning prior to and following the packing process. Arrival time is 8:30 a.m., and departure is approximately 11:00 a.m. “On the job” training is provided by experienced Meals on Wheels volunteers. All appropriate safety precautions are observed, including (while COVID-19 is a threat) social distancing and wearing masks.

Ham with pineapple, peas, and mashed potatoes

Deliver Meals

If you prefer to deliver meals to clients, you will need to provide your own transportation and automobile insurance. Volunteers pick meals up from Mt. San Antonio Gardens and deliver 2 or 3 times a month. Meals on Wheels operates Monday through Friday (holidays included). Delivery starts at 10:45 and takes approximately 75 to 90 minutes. “On the job” training is available.

If you would like to help navigate for a deliverer, you do not need to provide your own transportation and automobile insurance. You would help the driver with directions and assist with delivering the meals to the clients’ door. You would be scheduled 2 or 3 times per month, beginning at 10:45 a.m. and concluding approximately 75 to 90 minutes later. “On the job” training is available.

All appropriate safety precautions are observed, including (while COVID-19 is a threat) social distancing and wearing masks. We currently use a “contactless” delivery system.

Packers wearing masks and holding up hot meals

Substitutes

If you do not have the time to commit to a regular schedule but would like to help by filling in at the last minute or in case someone goes on vacation, we would be happy to add you to our substitute list.

For any information about volunteering, please call the Volunteer Coordinator or the president. They can be reached by leaving a message at (909) 621-4018. They will get back to you within 48 hours.

Other Positions

As you become more involved with Meals on Wheels and decide you would enjoy more responsibility, please consider the many other volunteer opportunities available, including Day Captain, Routing, Intake, and membership on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in any of these positions, please notify the Volunteer Coordinator or the president.

Your time is priceless, and we cannot put a dollar amount on what your volunteering means to the clients receiving meals! Their smiles are priceless. Thank you for volunteering for Claremont Meals on Wheels.

Volunteer Testimonials

“Being a member of this all-volunteer organization has been very rewarding; you work with and meet the nicest people, and the work shifts are easy to fit into a busy schedule!” – Ethel R.

“I cannot express how fulfilling it is to know that the time spent volunteering is helping out so many people in the community!” – Victoria G.

“Volunteering for Claremont Meals On Wheels is a very rewarding experience because you know you are helping a community with individuals in need.” – Nicole A.

“Great organization. It is very gratifying work.“ – Bob R.