Van Assistant

About God’s Love We Deliver

For people living with severe illness in the New York City metropolitan area, God’s Love We Deliver provides nutrition therapy, and cooks and home delivers medically tailored meals. We are a non-sectarian organization. All of our services are provided free to clients and full of love.

About the Role

Our Van Assistant assists our Drivers in ensuring the efficient and safe delivery of meals to the door of our clients, making up to 60 delivery stops per day.  Van assistants act as a public face of God’s Love We Deliver and interact with our clients in a compassionate, courteous, and professional manner.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists Driver in making deliveries to all clients on the route.
  • Helps maintain the cleanliness of delivery equipment (e.g., refrigeration unit, insulated tubs/bags, etc.).
  • Properly uses and maintains assigned smartphone for communications and route assistance.
  • Assists Driver in loading the vehicle before leaving on the delivery route, accounting for all stops on the route. Ensures no food is missing by matching the labels on the kitted bags to the Driver’s Delivery Manifest.
    • Ensures the safe distribution of meals directly to the door of our clients or designated drop-off sites.
    • Communicates with clients in a professional, compassionate, and courteous manner; maintains client confidentiality of all personal and health information.
  • Follows all safety precautions for food safety, personal safety, and vehicle safety.
  • Can drive the van and make emergency deliveries when required.
  • Maintains a valid NYS driver’s license.

Other Requirements

The work environment characteristics and requirements described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to extreme cold (non-weather); extreme heat (non-weather).
  • The employee is exposed to loud noise levels in the work environment.
  • The employee is often required to sit for several hours, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

About You:

You are highly self-motivated, empathetic, and client-focused with a strong desire to support our mission.  You thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

In addition, the right candidate meets the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment
  • Ability to problem-solve and make sound decisions in a timely manner.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.


For this role we prefer a candidate who is bilingual (English/Spanish).


Interested in Applying for this Role?