Time Requirement: 1-2 Hours
Savings: Each route adopted saves the Agency $12,000 per year.
I live alone, and since my husband passed-away, my Sheltie Annie is my closest companion. I used to worry that I might have to give her away, as I am not able to take her for walks, and I thought it might be cruel to have a dog that doesn’t get to walk. But it would have broken my heart to give her away, and it would have broken Annie’s heart, too. Thanks to my pet care volunteer, Kathy, who comes every two weeks and takes Annie for a long walk, I know she is happy and healthy. I don’t know what I would do without Annie, and when Kathy comes over, she is so excited to see her that she wants to go out with her before we even get a chance to talk.”
This program provides much needed solutions for elderly pet owners. Long term community impact results include:
- Keeping pets happy and healthy by assisting in pet care and maintenance;
- Reducing the number of pets at animal shelters by helping seniors care for their pets;
- Helping maintain a clean environment for seniors and pets;
- Providing food for pets so seniors remain healthy by not sharing their own meals; and
- Keeping seniors in their homes longer thereby saving taxpayers money by preventing institutionalization.
To make a difference in the life of an older adult and their pet, please click the link below to volunteer for the Senior Pet Care Program.
Important Information for Meals-on-Wheels Volunteers
Thank you for nourishing the human spirit by delivering meals to your homebound neighbors in the community! A new software system launched on March 1, 2012. Whether you have been delivering for decades or days, there are updates in several areas for your review.
New training materials
Meals-on-Wheels Training Presentation July 2014.pdf
Sample Route Sheets
Also, the health and safety of our clients is our number one concern. Please help us by completing the "Temperature Monitoring Quiz" Training is included in the Volunteer Orientation presentation above. Click on this link to take the quiz online: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RWTYLD5
One important reminder: If a client has a paysource of PASS or WAIVER, you must get the appropriate signature. This will be highlighted in pink on your delivery record. Remember, "if it's pink, get some ink!"