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Volunteers needed at Voluntary Action Center

Voluntary Action Center of Northern Illinois seeks volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals in need.
Voluntary Action Center of Northern Illinois seeks volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals in need.

Voluntary Action Center of Northern Illinois seeks volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals in need, as isolation continues to impact the health of seniors.

VAC Meals on Wheels program, knowing that COVID-19 stay-at-home orders would mean isolation for seniors, expanded the program and enrolled additional seniors in need earlier this year. The organization now hopes to enlist new volunteers to assist in meal delivery for routes in northern DeKalb County.

VAC serves more than 1,500 meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities each week and depends on the generosity of volunteers to help in the deliveries.

Being a volunteer driver is an easy and fun opportunity. Meal delivery begins at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, to seniors in several convenient neighborhood routes. Meals on Wheels drivers must have a valid driver’s license and use their own vehicle.

This is a perfect service project for active retirees, busy professionals, and stay-at-home parents. Volunteers can choose how frequently they want to volunteer, and their availability Monday through Friday. Volunteer drivers stop into VAC to pick up freshly prepared and packaged meals and then make quick deliveries to those on their routes. Through our safety guidelines, volunteers can securely deliver meals without personal contact, yet still making a human connection, assuring the safety of both the senior clients and the volunteers.

Call 815-758-3932 or apply online at http://vacdk.com/.

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