Check out our FAQs to answer all of your volunteer-related questions!

You must be 16 years old to volunteer at God’s Love We Deliver (18 or older to do meal deliveries on a van).  For children under the age of 16, we have Crafting Love projects throughout the year for both student and adult groups. These include beading bracelets as well as making both birthday and holiday cards for our clients. If your children or grandchildren are looking to get involved, stop by the Volunteer Office for more information.

God’s Love We Deliver is located at 166 Avenue of the Americas on the corner of Spring Street. We are right above the C/E train at the Spring Street station. For other nearby subway lines, check out MTA Trip Planner. 

Kitchen dress code is very important to ensure the safety of our volunteers as well as preserve the quality of the food. Clothing must completely cover shoulders, underarms, knees and toes. Long sleeves must be pushed above your elbows while working with food. Hair must be completely covered, including ponytails and bangs. Hairnets are provided, though you are welcome to bring a hat. No bracelets, watches or dangly earrings can be worn. Food safety is so important, we wrote a music video about it! Check out No Tank Tops in the Kitchen.

God’s Love is closed on Saturdays, and please click here for Sunday opportunities.

Volunteers are expected to volunteer for the duration of their shift, but volunteering can be a one-time or ongoing experience.

No prior experience is needed to volunteer in the kitchen, in delivery, or in meal kit assembly. You will receive a training and orientation at the beginning of your first shift. We do, however, need skill-based volunteers to support in our offices. If you have finance, customer service, IT, consulting, photography or design experience, please reach out to our volunteer department at

Yes! All of our one-time shift opportunities are available to view and sign-up for here. Please note we rely very much on our volunteers so if you need to cancel, let us know in advance so we can find a replacement for you. 

Volunteer Resources

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Our volunteers work in the kitchen, in meal packaging, on our vans, in our office and at special events. In order for us to fulfill our mission successfully, it is essential that volunteers follow the policies and procedures listed here.

Crafting with Love

Put the heart in to art and decorate delivery bags and cards for our clients! Fun for the whole family, a classroom, community group, or just a group of friends!

Helpful Hints for Student Groups

Are you a student group coming to NYC for the first time? We're so excited to work with you, and download this form to find out where to eat, where to stay, and what to expect when volunteering at God's Love!

for Kids

Young Hearts Placemat

We know that food is medicine and food is love. And kids know that, too! Have kids draw and color their way through our placemat made just for the Young Hearts among us.


How to: Client Meal Delivery

Published on Jan 23, 2019

Client Meal Delivery is our most-needed shift. When you volunteer, you'll ride as passenger in our delivery van and assist our staff in delivering meals to our clients. Watch our video to find out how to prepare, how it works and what to expect!

Our Volunteers are 10,000 Strong!

Published on Apr 12, 2018

For more than three decades, God’s Love We Deliver has been providing the medically tailored, nutritious meals that our clients so urgently require. From the very beginning, we recognized the force of the tremendous heart of our volunteers, and today, we are proud and humbled to have the help of more than 10,000 individuals who give their time and talent to God’s Love every year.

No Tank Tops In the Kitchen: Food safety at God's Love We Deliver

Published on May 22, 2017

At God’s Love We Deliver, we are committed to maintaining the highest possible standard of food safety for our clients living with severe illness. It’s important to our staff, our volunteers, and our clients to know that every single one of the thousands of meals produced in our kitchen each year has been prepared with a commitment to quality, nutrition and love.

20 Million Meals!

Published on Sep 28, 2017

On September 28, God's Love marked an important milestone as we cooked, packed and delivered our 20 millionth meal.

4 Reasons Why Van Assisting is the Best

Published on Jul 25, 2017

Not only is van assisting our most-needed volunteer shift, but there are lots of great reasons why it could be the perfect shift for you! Check out our video with our volunteer Allison... and sign up to work with us at

A Day in the Life at God's Love

Published on Oct 19, 2016

Whatever your interests or talents may be, we have the volunteer shift for you!

Blog Posts: Volunteer


10.20.19 / Volunteer

Second helping with Eva Wirth

In 1993, Eva received an appeal letter from God’s Love. At the end of the letter it asked if she’d like to learn about volunteering. Deeply concerned about the AIDS crisis and looking for a way to give back, she checked the b…