Meals on Wheels Volunteer Openings

16 Feb

Durham Tech students have an outstanding history of volunteer work in our community. Join your fellow students in this honorable tradition by volunteering with Meals on Wheels on March 4th, 2015.

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“Meals on Wheels delivery” by U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Katrina Heikkinen

According to the Durham Meals on Wheels web site, “Meals on Wheels of Durham delivers a nutritious meal, a safety check and the smile that serve as a lifeline to seniors of limited mobility. This combination goes well beyond fighting the battle against the hunger that threatens one in six of America’s seniors – it provides the support and peace of mind that enable them to remain safely and securely in their own homes as they continue to age. Enabling seniors to stay in their own homes means they remain happier, extend their independence and can stay connected to the communities and surroundings that provide them comfort. The powerful side effect of this result is that it means seniors can stay out of expensive nursing facilities and hospitals.”

As of this posting date, there are 10 volunteer spots available for this event. Local NBC affiliate WNCN recently aired a story on this well-known program.

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Stop Hunger Now volunteers

Whether it’s spending some spare time in the campus food pantry, helping out at the Briggs Avenue Garden, or joining with Meals on Wheels in March, there are many ways to give back to the community that fit into your school and work schedule. Volunteering has so many benefits–including reducing your own stress. A few hours of your time each week helps make the world a better place.

You can find out about the Meals on Wheels volunteer event and other volunteer opportunities during Durham Tech’s Semester of Service here.

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