Our volunteers Nourish
the mind and spirit of
our community of seniors
in South-Metro Denver
Our volunteers Nourish the mind and spirit of our community of seniors in South-Metro Denver
The second you walk in the door you know it’s gonna be a good day for our client neighbors by how delicious the food smells.
And over the next four hours, these mouthwatering meals will be delivered to our tight-knit communities, crisscrossed by our volunteer drivers who come prepared with a full tank of gas and a cheerful, generous spirit.
Dedicated operations staff have carefully outlined each route map and the precious list of nearly 480 neighbors for today’s special delivery of food and fellowship.
For every client neighbor, it takes a volunteer to keep up the momentum. That’s a one-to-one ratio for our continuum of care and we can’t do it without people like you who volunteer.
Dedicated kitchen, driver and administrative volunteers deliver the meals and wellness visits, along with teams of wholehearted community groups who show up to make the gifts, rake the leaves, sort the groceries and raise the funds that fill the gaps.
We nourish the spirit of our seniors by giving them someone to look forward to, the support they need to stay at home, and the gift of prolonged purpose in their lives.
Discover today the perfect opportunity for you to come alongside our neighbors in need.
You can choose to volunteer once a week or once a month. We have volunteers who are preschool aged through their 90’s, some who just recently started volunteering, others have volunteered for decades.
Deliver meals and experience firsthand the joy a meal and a visit can bring to someone’s life. 10:00am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday. One day a week. We will work with your schedule.
Prepare and package meals. 8:00 am to noon. One morning per week, Monday – Friday.
Sharing Greeting Cards with Seniors
Your family can make cheerful cards or notes to brighten the day of our clients. Download pictures to color or create your own. We serve over 3,000 meals a week to 480 clients, so we need lots! You can drop off your greetings at Nourish when you bring nonperishable items, or mail the cards in a large envelope to Nourish Meals on Wheels, PO Box 3108, Centennial, CO 80161.
Fill in for our regular drivers when they are on vacation, sick, or have appointments. Choose the days or weeks you are available. 10:00am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Conduct client intakes and general office work. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. One morning per week, Monday – Friday.
Deliver groceries the second Saturday of every month. 9:30am to 10:30am.
Families can Volunteer
Our clients love children! We welcome young family members to help deliver meals during the week, Monday – Friday, groceries on the first Saturday of the month, as well prepare tray favors for special holidays.
Community Engagement for Corporate, Service or Church Groups
Nourish partners with organizations and businesses who desire to come alongside our seniors. Deeply ingrained within our values, we know we’re called to honor our elders.
Team building is the corporate term, but when co-workers remove trash, paint the porch, conduct a food drive or underwrite meals, another great senior moment takes on a whole new meaning that lingers on in our community.
We’ve taken care of our own and that sticks and makes us better people. It’s not surprising that local churches, businesses and community partners find giving at work helps them keep their people longer and happier in the workplace.
Adopt a Route
Adopt a route one day a week, providing group members the opportunity to rotate driving from week to week.
We do require a valid driver’s license and a background check for all volunteer drivers.
Youth Service Opportunity
Nourish provides the perfect opportunity for athletic teams, scouts, or church youth groups to learn about senior hunger and how they can help. Your youth group provides the ingredients to make trail mix or a no-bake food item, sandwich bags, and craft supplies if you choose to make cards.
The kids then can work in our kitchen to assemble the items, package into bags, and make cards to send out to our clients with the help of a Nourish staff member. Hours preferred Monday through Friday, 2:30 – 6pm or Saturday mornings.
Corporate Team-Building in the Nourish Kitchen
Have your team work alongside our Chef in the Nourish Meals on Wheels kitchen. Learn about our program and how we support local seniors while preparing treats for our clients. Cost of this activity is the price of food purchased for the meal. Hours preferred are Monday through Saturday, 2 – 5pm.
General Yard Work
Are your employees tired of sitting at a desk? Help our clients with general yard work like leaf raking, flower bed clean-up and basic home maintenance. Depending on the yard, we can use 5 –10 volunteers per yard, 2 – 3 hours that fit your schedule.
We are able to use everyone on the same day and in the same neighborhood — maybe even close to your office. These activities generally occur in the fall and spring, depending on weather. These are great projects for larger groups.
Make Holiday Themed Tray Favors
Make holiday themed tray favors or decorative gifts. Our clients love the surprise and the favor helps them remember the holiday. Call beforehand for opportunities.
Food and Paper Product Drives
We deliver 2 bags of groceries to approximately 110 seniors monthly and are always in need of non-perishable food items and paper products like paper towels, toilet paper, and Kleenex. We also deliver cat/dog food, treats, and cat litter to our clients.
Host a Drive in your office or at an event and then send volunteers to help us stock the shelves.
Become a Volunteer Today
It’s easy to volunteer as an individual or group with Nourish. Simply fill out the volunteer application and we’ll connect you with great opportunities to serve our neighbors in need.
Once you apply, we invite you to come to our facility, complete the required paperwork, and learn more about the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.