Volunteers do not necessarily
have the time, they just have the heart.
Volunteers, along with our donors, are the life blood
of our organization. The meals-on-wheels program could
not survive if it were not for our 600- plus wonderful
volunteers who deliver meals one day a week to approximately
four to eight elderly and homebound individuals. Ask any
volunteer and they will tell you it is a very rewarding
experience for them, as well as a much appreciated service
for the recipients.
The demand for home delivered meals is growing, as is
the need for volunteers. Since we deliver to so many areas
in Monmouth County, we have a need for volunteers from
all areas as well. In most cases, our delivery routes
take about one hour to complete. We need volunteers with
vehicles who can deliver meals one day a week or every
day, whatever works for you! We also need volunteers who
are available to fill in as substitutes when needed. We
realize that volunteers take vacations and have unforeseen
situations come up on occasion – and that is why
we recruit substitutes. If you are concerned about finding
the location to make your delivery, we have state-of-the-art
computer printed maps to take you directly to your destination.
Don’t let anything be a deterrent to becoming a
volunteer. We promise you a most joyous and fulfilling
to get involved! Before becoming a meals-on-wheels volunteer,
we ask that you complete a volunteer application for our
Volunteer Unit. If you wish to obtain an application,
here, print and complete, then mail to Volunteer Unit,
Interfaith Neighbors, 810 Fourth Avenue, Asbury Park,
NJ 07712. If you prefer, contact
us to request a volunteer application and ask any
questions you may have.
Upon receipt of your application and completion of our
review, we will contact you to set up a training date.
You will have the opportunity to go on a delivery route
to deliver meals and meet some of our seniors.
Join us as a volunteer – you can provide a valuable
service for seniors in need and know that you are making
a difference by helping others.