Volunteer at CareLink: Meals on Wheels | North Little Rock, AR

(501) 372-5300 | (800) 482-6359 (TDD)


CareLink is not accepting new volunteers at this time.

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering with us! CareLink’s elderly clients are always our first priority and, in many cases, our meals are the front line of defense for our food-insecure seniors. With the ever-increasing threat of the Coronavirus in our community, staff is working diligently to adapt our response to avoid an interruption of services. An extra layer of concern is that our recipients are members of the high-risk group, putting them at an elevated risk. We have made the difficult decision to suspend all volunteer routes until this illness is no longer such a great threat.

With your permission, we will save your information and contact you when it is time to get our volunteer routes up and running again. Again, thank you for considering us and we hope we can connect soon.

Help Us Help Older People and Their Families

CareLink’s many dedicated volunteers add meaning to their lives, brighten the lives of others and save the organization about $1 million annually. They help deliver meals, volunteer in senior centers, provide companionship to isolated older people and visit long-term care facilities.

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Meals on Wheels

Through Meals on Wheels you can brighten someone’s day by knocking on their door and delivering more than a meal; often, our volunteers are the only person a recipient may see in a day.

Give the power of one: one hour to deliver meals, one day a week, one gallon of gasoline

Meals are delivered Monday – Friday. Volunteers take one hour a week around lunch time to pick up meals and deliver them to a route of 10 – 15 people. CareLink welcomes groups of volunteers such as churches and businesses. We will work with your team to find the best delivery route to help you make a difference in your community.

Arkansas ranks #1 in the nation for food insecurity among seniors. You can help Meals on Wheels fight hunger. Call 501-372-5300 for more information on becoming a volunteer.

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Volunteer Ombudsman

Volunteer Ombudsmen serve as a voice for nursing home residents, working to ensure quality care. Trained volunteers, under the supervision of CareLink’s regional ombudsmen, advocate on behalf of nursing home residents and their families. A volunteer ombudsmen typically visits a nursing home weekly.

You can be a Volunteer Ombudsman if you are at least 18 years old and have no immediate family members employed or currently residing in the nursing home that you will visit.

Each volunteer who participates in this program will complete a free day-long training class and 12 hours of orientation at his or her chosen nursing home.

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Senior Centers

Volunteers at senior centers throughout CareLink’s six county region serve meals, lead various activities and record attendance. If you’re interested in volunteering in an upbeat, fun environment in Faulkner, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, Pulaski or Saline County, call 501-372-5300.

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