Get Involved

Meals on Wheels Chicago has benefited from a generous community of individual and corporate donors, event sponsors, and dedicated volunteers for 30 years. We currently have over 500 actively involved volunteers and the interest in our work has practically doubled since the year 2007. Our volunteers are a vital and driving force behind what we do.

While we rely on our expert city partners to ensure daily meal delivery to program recipients, Meals on Wheels Chicago has created unique opportunities for those interested in giving back to the senior community. Meals on Wheels Chicago hosts three annual Signature Events which boost organization revenue and offer dozens of individuals the opportunity to volunteer at the Celebrity Chef Ball, Chicago on Tap, or our annual Golf Classic.

Additionally, our Friends Beyond Years program (formerly the Senior Site Visit program) is an excellent option for individuals and corporate partners seeking a more personalized volunteer experience.  We connect you with an independent senior living community for an hour of engaging activity (e.g. bingo, arts and crafts, trivia contest) and companionship that is sure to have a lasting impact on volunteers and seniors alike.