Immediate Volunteer Needs

Host A Food/Household Supplies Drive. Our food pantry is always in need of replenishing! Churches, school clubs, community groups and businesses host drives for nutritional drinks and shelf stable pantry items throughout the year. All donations are appreciated and desperately needed.

* Food Drive Wish List

* Food Drive Instructions

* Food Drive Registration

March for Meals   Help Meals on Wheels of Charleston bring attention to senior hunger in the Lowcountry by joining us in delivering meals to homebound seniors, sponsoring a food drive for our Emergency Food Pantry, contributing to our Adopt-a-Grandparent program, or hosting an event of your own!

May Senior Music Festival  10 volunteers to help with: set up and break down, prize drawing giveaways, ticket takers, crowd survey takers, set up and replenish refreshments, walking food servers and dance partner if so inclined.

Meeting Street Seniors Social Time.  Come join our "Meeting Street Seniors" who visit our Senior Center each weekday, in a few games of Bingo, a craft project, an exercise routine, a casserole luncheon or any other idea you might have. Ideal for both groups and individuals.


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Benefits of Volunteering

Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country. The intangible benefits alone - such as pride, satisfaction and accomplishment - are worthwhile reasons to serve.

When we share our time and talents, we:

* Solve problems

* Strengthen communities

* Improve lives

* Connect to others

* Transform our own lives

Research has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.

Older volunteers are the most likely to receive greater benefits from volunteering. Because they are more likely to face higher incidence of illness, volunteering provides seniors with physical and social activity and a sense of purpose at a time when their social roles are changing.

To read more about the benefits of volunteering, click here

Download:  The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research

MOW Volunteers: Please CLICK HERE to select your Volunteer Assignments