Meals on Wheels Has Volunteer Opportunities; April 2014 Trainings Set

Meals-on-WheelsInterested and prospective volunteers are invited to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session at the Meals on Wheels Community Room, 8446 Virginia Street in Merrillville. One-hour sessions will be held on Tuesday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m., and again on Thursday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m. Each session is scheduled for one hour and applicants will have an opportunity to tour the facility and ask questions about Meals on Wheels and the services we provide. Tenured drivers are encouraged to attend these sessions, in order to refresh any changes that may have been made to our programs.

Each day, volunteers assist in the delivery of more than 1,500 meals throughout Lake County. According to Joan Vith, Volunteer Manager, volunteers are needed for all routes throughout Lake County. “However, at the moment, we are particularly in need in the Cedar Lake and Hobart areas,” she said.

“In addition to individuals, many area organizations also participate in our volunteer program. We rely on the generosity of our civic volunteers to deliver in the communities they serve. The Rotary, Kiwanians, and Chambers of Commerce are valuable to ensuring ‘”No senior goes Hungry”. I am confident additional civic groups in Lake County will assist us as we reach out to them for assistance,” said Vith.

To register for training, or for more information on individual or corporate volunteering opportunities, contact Vith at (219)-756-3663, or email