Handy Wheels

Volunteer to Help Seniors with Home Repair

Are you handy with a drill and willing to help with installation of bathroom safety bars… or perhaps change a light bulb, or an air filter? We need volunteers to help us keep clients safe in their homes through our Handy Wheels program. 

Handy Wheels provides minor, safety-related home repairs and improvements to seniors and adults with disabilites.

Volunteers must be able to:

  • Provide their own tools and have a basic knowledge of home installations (such as wireless doorbells, hand held shower extensions, and bathroom safety rails);
  • Come to Meals on Wheels Central Texas on the second Saturday of the month to select job sheets;
  • Call clients to schedule appointments in order to let them know the date and time that you will be at their home;
  • Complete all selected jobs in the time allotted (usually two to three weeks);
  • Keep in contact with the Handy Wheels Coordinator to inform her or him of the status of your jobs;
  • Return your job sheets to the Meals On Wheels Central Texas office as soon as the jobs are completed.

Volunteers can come in Monday thru Friday between 8 - 4 p.m. to pick up job sheets.

If you are interested in volunteering for this program please contact the program coordinator handywheels@mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org

*NOTE: Before becoming a volunteer, we ask that you speak with a volunteer coordinator, fill out an application, provide copies of both your driver’s license and car insurance, and allow us to run a criminal background check. You must also attend a short orientation session.