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Volunteer Spotlight: Beverly Burkle

'My heart is full after every delivery,' Beverly Burkle says of her Meals on Wheels volunteer job. 'My heart is full after every delivery,' Beverly Burkle says of her Meals on Wheels volunteer job.

Beverly Burkle


Council On Aging

Beverly Burkle at work delivering meals for the Meals on Wheels program at the Council on Aging.

What do you do in your volunteer job?


I deliver meals, snacks and drinks to the elderly, homebound residents of Henderson County Meals on Wheels.

How long have you been volunteering?

I have been volunteering for over 10 years delivering Meals on Wheels in three different states. The last four years have been with the Council on Aging Meals on Wheels Program.

Why do you volunteer?

I am very passionate for the Meals on Wheels program. It makes me feel so good to see a smile on the face of a client. I know I am helping our community in a very special way. We all need to help our elderly, our friends, and neighbors that are unable to prepare nutritious meals on their own.


What's the best thing about volunteering?

The social interaction with those that need it the most is so important to me. Since the pandemic, the elderly have been alone without us to talk to. I am glad we are able to see them now and talk with them. I love all the stories they have to tell. I especially enjoy driving to those clients that live in our beautiful mountains. I meet so many wonderful and caring people. My heart is full after every delivery.

If someone is interested in volunteering, what advice would you give based on your own experience?

I would tell them to find a need in their community that they enjoy. Open your heart up to our community. Your giving will help those in need and make you smile! The rewards will surprise you. I feel humbled by people in our community and the Council on Aging for all the support they give to the Meals on Wheels Program. Our vision is No One Ages Alone.