Meals on Wheels Kitchen Volunteers

Next date is Thursday, June 20th, 2024 from 8:00am to 11:00am (CT)


Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until around 11 am

 Meals on Wheels serves homebound seniors, age 60 and over, who live in Jefferson County.  The program offers two types of home-delivered meals – hot meals delivered daily (Monday through Friday) and frozen meals delivered once weekly. Volunteers are needed daily to assist with preparing these meals.  If you are volunteering with a group or organization, please contact before registering for your dates. 

Volunteers will generally be:
-Counting out beverages + sides
- Loading vehicles and assisting with basic tasks around the kitchen

-Washing dishes, sweeping floors, and cleaning the kitchen after meal prep is complete

Age Requirements for Minors serving in the Meals on Wheels Kitchen:

  • Minors 12-15 years of age may volunteer in the Meals on Wheels kitchen with a signed release from their parent/guardian and must be supervised by a parent/guardian, scout leader, teacher, or coach. 
  • Minor 16-18 years of age may volunteer in the Meals on Wheels kitchen without supervision but must have a signed release from a parent/guardian.

Volunteers must complete the Volunteer Food Handler Certification before working in the kitchen. Please either print the food handler card and bring it with you or download it and email it to  It is FREE of charge and only takes a few minutes. If you have any issues, this video can be watched at our office at the beginning of your shift. 

Hold down the Ctrl key & click here for the Volunteer Food Handler Certification 

Meals on Wheels cannot accept court ordered community service hours.  Please reach out with any questions. If interested in delivering meals after volunteering in the kitchen contact us.

3620 8th Ave South Birmingham AL 35222

21 Remaining
Opens Feb 7, 2022 8:00am
Registration Closes
Jun 28, 2024 12:00am or when space runs out.
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
Parking Details
Please park at the east side (the bigger side) of the parking lot to leave plenty of space for the buses and vehicles picking-up food to pull through and turn around.
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