Meals on Wheels

We have a critical need for Meals on Wheels Drivers across the county. See below for more information.

Grocery Shoppers

Grocery Shoppers Do you like to shop? Make the difference in the life of one senior on a regular basis by doing their grocery shopping. See below for more information.

Friendly Visitor Volunteers Needed

Friendly visitors are needed across the county, especially in the Kirtland and Mentor areas. See below for more information.

OSHIIP Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP). We are in need of dedicated individuals interested in helping people with Medicare understand their options. A 22-hour training course will teach you the Medicare basics and will be provided by OSHIIP at the Council on Aging in June 2015.

 
 
Volunteer Positions
Meals On Wheels Drivers This volunteer opportunity is perfect for those who enjoy being active and away from a desk. Devote 1 to 2 hours once per week delivering hot lunchtime meals to homebound senior clients - OR – substitute as needed as you are available. Clients appreciate the hot meal and find comfort in knowing someone checks in on them.

Grocery Shoppers
Do you like to shop? Make the difference in the life of one senior on a regular basis by doing their grocery shopping. Our volunteer grocery shoppers go to the store for their assigned client two times per month. Seniors appreciate the help and enjoy the extra socialization that comes with the shopping trips.
      

Dining Room Servers
Who isn't happy when they see someone coming to serve them up a hot meal with a friendly smile? If you enjoy being the "hostess with the most-ess," you'll enjoy this volunteer opportunity. Volunteer one day per week at a Lake County nutrition site to serve hot lunches to seniors attending our congregate meal program. Your weekday lunch hour will soon include a bunch of new friends! 

Friendly Visitors
Would you like to make a regular impact on the life of one senior? Friendly  Visitor volunteers "visit " with their assigned client one hour, twice per month to provide socialization and conversation. Flexible scheduling is ideal for those in the workforce!

Meals on Wheels Packers Ever hear the saying, "No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best"? If you enjoy the ambiance of a kitchen, this volunteer opportunity is for you! Volunteer one day per week at a Lake County nutrition site to prepare and package food for Meals on Wheels deliveries. It's rewarding to know you're helping seniors meet one of their basic needs!
Contact Dianne Bottiggi at 440-205-8111 ext. 228 to get started today!

  Forms & Letters

 Volunteer Application

 Volunteer Mileage Letter

 Volunteer Mileage 
 Reimbursement Form

2015 Trainings

 

In order to complete each training you will need to read the provided information and then take the Google online quiz.

 

1st Quarter

Training Information-MOW Orientation Manual
Online Quiz

2nd Quarter

Training Information-Aging Sensitivity
Online Quiz

3rd Quarter

Training Information-Hoarding
Online Quiz                   

 

Questions?

If you would like to learn more about these programs or if you would like to volunteer, please call Dianne Bottiggi, Volunteer Services Manager, at (440) 205-8111 ext 228 or submit the form below to request further information.


* Required












Email
Postal Mail
Download



Volunteering

Lake County Council on Aging is grateful to serve such an active and service-oriented community! With over 500 volunteers and less than 50 staff, volunteers extend the agency's outreach in serving more elderly residents in need than would otherwise be possible. Our volunteer-to-staff ratio averages 14:1. Just as impressive, approximately 85-90% of our volunteers are active on a weekly or bi-weekly basis!  Your service brightens and stabilizes the lives of our senior clients.

Volunteer opportunities exist for a diverse population. Corporate groups, service organizations, friends, siblings, families, and individuals all have an opportunity to assist our Lake County seniors. A range of volunteer positions are available to accommodate a variety of schedules. Whether you can help during weekdays, weekends, evening or the daytime, there is an option for you!

Most of our volunteer positions allow you to get to know our senior clients. Many of our clients regularly express their appreciation as they know volunteers are helping them through their day. Many of our agency volunteers express how much joy they get from volunteering for our clients.

If you have a few hours a week or month to share, please call Dianne Bottiggi, Volunteer Services Manager, at (440) 205-8111 ext. 228 to get started.  

Meals on Wheeles Volunteer