Meals On Wheels for Kids (MOW4Kids)
Opportunities available when school is closed due to emergency and holiday closings. Volunteers currently needed to help pack meals on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and for deliveries on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Starting 3/23 until schools re-open.
Help us changes lives, by delivering one meal at a time. Volunteers are essential in providing care and compassion to kids in need of nutrition assistance. As a volunteer, you can: help kids receive a nutritious meal in their home when school is closed, brighten the days of those you deliver to, and work directly with your community by making a difference!
We rely on 100 volunteers each week to assist with packing and delivering nutritious lunches to our younger neighbors and their families. With the help of compassionate and dedicated volunteers, we are able to serve many more children in need of meal assistance in St. Petersburg and Wimauma when school is closed (ie. emergency closings, holiday breaks, etc.). Volunteer drivers are greatly needed to assist with packing and delivering meals on M-SAT between 9:00am-2:00pm. A route takes about an hour to complete. All volunteers must have a valid drivers license and pass a background check. Volunteers with level 2 background checks due to their profession as a teacher, school bus driver, etc. are encouraged to apply to help deliver food!
Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg (MOWSP)
Opportunities available all year round. Volunteers currently needed for Monday and Wednesday deliveries.
Help us changes lives, by delivering one meal at a time. Volunteers are essential in providing care and compassion to seniors and homebound in need of nutrition assistance. As a volunteer, you can: help seniors maintain an independent lifestyle, brighten the days of isolated and lonely seniors, develop friendships with seniors and other kindhearted volunteers, and work directly with your community by making a difference!
We rely on 20 volunteers each week to assist with delivering a hot, nutritious lunch to our homebound and senior neighbors. With the help of compassionate and dedicated volunteers, are able to serve many more seniors in need of meal assistance in St. Petersburg. Volunteer drivers are greatly needed to assist with delivering meals M, W, F between 10:00am-2:00pm. A route takes about an hour to complete. All volunteers must have a valid drivers license and pass a background check.
COVID-19 as of 7/13/20: Deliveries will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.
To address loneliness and isolation, we are encouraging the MOWSP recipients to sign up for a new program called TelePals! As a volunteer with TelePals, you can sign up to offer social connection checks to help elders preserve mental/physical health & age in place during COVID-19 & beyond.
TelePals, a Seniors in Service program, serves Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco elders at no charge to them. Volunteers ask considerate questions, communicate cheerfully about interests, check on client’s well-being, refer concerns to expert resources. All volunteers are screened & receive online trainings on Client confidentiality, Call logs, Do’s and Don’ts, COVID-19 Updates, Community Resources, Recognizing Health Problems, Elder Abuse. Visit https://seniorsinservice.org/telepals to learn more.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Retail Environment Research
Opportunities currently not available due to COVID-19.
Survey grocery, convenience, and pharmacy stores in the Bay area that accept SNAP benefits. We have partnered with the national Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to complete an extensive research study looking at the affordability, variety, and quality of SNAP approved foods at local retailers in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Volunteers must use their own vehicle and gas to reach the stores, though compensation in the form of gas gift cards may be available. Volunteers will be provided a tablet to use to input the data.