Meals-On-Wheels Volunteer

Do good. Feel good.

Meals on Wheels Logo 2019

When you are a GECAC Meal s on Wheels volunteer, you are delivering much more than a hot meal - you are providing a human connection. A typical volunteer route takes about one hour to complete. This one hour affects the lives of so many of our neighbors in need throughout Erie County. For many of our homebound neighbors, you will be the only person they will see or speak with all day. This special delivery gives them a reason to get up in the morning, something to look forward to and a reminder to take care of themselves.

Together, We Can Deliver.

Thank you for opening your heart and showing interest in joining the Meals on Wheels team. As a Meals on Wheels volunteer, you will affect so many lives, including your own.

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Live in Erie County
  • Have your driver's license and insurance
  • Have a reliable vehicle
  • Complete a background check for seniors' safety

What You Will Do

  • Choose a delivery route
  • Decide which days you will deliver
  • Deliver nutritious meals on weekdays

What GECAC Will Do

  • Provide training
  • Provide route information
  • Provide packaged meals
  • Pay your mileage

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Driver
    Deliver meals on a pre-arranged route. It usually takes about an hour to complete.

  • Substitute Driver
    Called on an "as-needed basis" to fill in for routine drivers.

  • Corporate Volunteer
    Delivering meals together will help your employees build teamwork, improve cooperation and increase productivity in the workplace. Contact Nicole Johnson to learn more about corporate volunteers.

Becoming a Volunteer

There are four steps that need to be completed to become a volunteer at GECAC Meals on Wheels.

  1. Complete Volunteer Application
    Prior to completing the first step, have the volunteer opportunity and delivery location decided. You can access more information below.

  2. Read & Agree To The Insurance Waiver
    To ensure the safety of our team, all volunteers must sign an insurance waiver.

  3. Provide A Background Check
    To ensure the safety of our clients, all volunteers must complete a background check. All information is secure and not shared outside of our organization.

  4. Training
    Once you have completed the three steps, a representative from GECAC Meals on Wheels will contact you. 

Distribution Centers

GECAC Meals on Wheels has distribution centers throughout the county. 

Albion
GECAC Northwestern Senior Center
9 Academy Street
Albion, PA 16401

Corry
GECAC Corry Senior Center
25 First Avenue
Corry, PA 16407

Erie
GECAC Headquarters
18 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501

Fairview
GECAC Tri-Boro Senior Center
7555 West Main Street
Fairview, PA 16415

North East
GECAC North East Senior Center
50 Main Street
North East, PA 16428

Union City
GECAC Union City Senior Center
27 Johnson Street
Union City, PA 16438

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Request More Info

Nicole Johnson
Division Manager
(814) 459-4581 Ext. 406
njohnson@gecac.org