We have many volunteer opportunities during the week of Thanksgiving with food prep as well as after the Mobile Turkey Unit is completed, with cleanup. You may choose to deliver meals to homes and workplaces, or you may wish to help with working the food line or help with packaging and logistics.

We are very appreciative of all of our volunteers.  We will once again be working in two different locations for food preparations.  Please check the schedule carefully in choosing a task that you would like to volunteer to help us with.

If you are planning to be a delivery driver, please see the special directions below regarding advance training this year.


2023 Volunteer Schedule


Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

St. Hubert Catholic Church
Cranberry Sauce 9-11 am FILLED
Turkey slicing 11:30 am FILLED
Turkey slicing 2:30 pm FILLED


Langley United Methodist Church
Potato peeling 9-11 am FILLED
Turkey slicing 11:30 am FILLED
Potato peeling 1:30-3:30 FILLED
Turkey slicing 2:30 pm FILLED


Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

St. Hubert Catholic Church
Pie Slicing 9:30-11:30 AM FILLED
Turkey slicing 11:30 am FILLED


Langley United Methodist Church
Rolls, butter & utensils 9-11 am FILLED
Turkey slicing 11:30 am FILLED
Turkey slicing 2:30  pm FILLED


Thursday Nov 23, 2023

South Whidbey Elementary School – South Campus
Servers 8 AM FILLED
Packers 8 AM FILLED
Runners 8 -10 AM FILLED


Thursday Nov 23, 2023

South Whidbey Elementary Schools
Delivery drivers 8:45 am Deliveries from Greenbank to Coupeville *  FILLED
Delivery drivers 9:00 am Deliveries from Greenbank to Langley*  FILLED
Delivery drivers 9:20 am Deliveries from Freeland to Clinton*      FILLED

*Driver training this year will take place via Zoom.  If you are a new driver for Mobile Turkey Unit or did not attend on online driver training last year in 2022, please make sure you can attend one of these short sessions.

  • Tuesday, 11/14  7 PM
  • Thursday, 11/16  7 PM

The Zoom link will be sent with your volunteer confirmation.


  • If you are carving turkeys, packaging rolls and butter, cutting and packaging pies, or packaging cranberry sauce; you will be required to wear gloves, an apron and a hairnet (and NO jewelry including rings, bracelets, watches etc.) as required by Health Department regulations. These items will be provided. WEAR SHORT SLEEVES.
  • Drivers should refer to the Drivers Information 2023 for more information on how we are approaching pick up and deliveries.

Mobile Turkey Unit 2023 Drivers Information

Thank you for volunteering to drive and deliver meals for us. Following are some key items that you need to be aware of.

All drivers or driver teams will be assigned specific times to arrive at the South Whidbey Elementary School to pick up the meals. The address is 5380 Maxwelton Rd., Langley, WA, north of highway 525.  Please enter the school off of Maxwelton Road and turn into the north “buses only” lane. There will be a sign on Maxwelton pointing to the driveway. Follow the curve around to so that all drivers can be checked in before receiving the meals for delivery. See the maps below for more information.


  1. Deliveries will be by zones just as they have been in the past.
  2. Depending on the number of driver volunteers and meal orders we get this year we may have more meals per driver team that need to be delivered.
  3. You will be directed to the loading zone where you will be given the meals for delivery.
  4. If you ordered a volunteer meal(s), let us know your name right away and we will make sure you get those meals also.
  5. We will ask you to either pop the trunk or the rear hatch on your vehicle so that we can load them inside for you. Please do not exit your vehicle during the loading process. When you exit the school grounds you can turn right onto Maxwelton and proceed to the traffic light at highway 525 and proceed on your route from there.
  6. Once your meals for delivery are loaded into your vehicle you are welcome to pull forward or into the parking lot to plan your route so we can load the next vehicles.
  7. Note that some deliveries may be for more than one bag. Please pay close attention to this detail and ensure that all bags for one address are delivered. See the example below for the information that will be on a bag if there is more than one bag per address. Also note any special instructions on the tags like the example below that states to knock loudly.

7.  When you arrive at the address for the delivery, please do the following;

    1. One person should exit the vehicle and take the bag(s) to the door.
    2. Set the bag(s) on the front porch, ring the doorbell or knock on the door and back up a minimum of six (6) feet away from the door.
    3. Wait for the recipient to answer the door to insure they know the meal has been delivered and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving from Mobile Turkey Unit.

8.  If you cannot find the location, or no one is home, first call the phone number on BAG 1 of the delivery.  If there is no answer, call the number on the card you will be given when you check in at the school Thursday morning.
9.  Occasionally some people want to give the drivers money or thank you cards as a token of their appreciation. Unfortunately, this cannot take place this year, but if they insist, ask them to contact the Mobile Turkey Unit after Thursday for instructions on how to accomplish this. The website information is here. mobileturkeyunit.com

**2024 Sign up begins on October 1.

Please contact our volunteer coordinator Paul Morris at [email protected] with any questions.