Are you looking for a way to volunteer, but are pressed for time? At Meals on Wheels People, a Vital Life Foundation charitable partner, you could help alleviate social isolation just by making a phone call!
In 2020, during some of the darkest days of the pandemic when seniors were the most isolated, Meals on Wheels People started a new program called Friendly Chats to enable people from anywhere in the community to help provide socialization to seniors who were unable leave their homes. The program received rave reviews from the seniors Meals on Wheels People serve, and has only grown in popularity. Friendly Chats aims to provide socialization and human connection through phone conversations. This volunteer opportunity can be completed remotely on your own time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST Monday through Thursday.
Additionally, Meals on Wheels People has set a goal to reach out to every one of their clients with a Friendly Chat on Thanksgiving Day. To volunteer, you must attend an online orientation and pass a background check, which can take up to two weeks to process and be approved. So make sure to sign up today at www.mowp.org/volunteer/.