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.
COVID-19 Volunteer Protocol
Read all of our volunteer health and safety protocol during COVID-19 here.
Check out our FAQs to answer all of your volunteer-related questions!
How can I sign up for a shift?
Can I bring a group?
What is the age requirement for volunteers?
Where is God's Love located?
What is the dress code to work in the kitchen?
Do you have any weekend opportunities?
Is there a minimum time commitment for volunteering?
Do you need prior experience to volunteer?
Are there any one-time shifts if you can't make a weekly commitment?
Help us send a card of caring to every client, child, and senior caregiver on our program during COVID-19.
Every client, child, and senior caregiver on program gets a personalized cake on their birthday. To accompany the cake, we include a crafted birthday card made 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!
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!
Our Volunteer Department sends out a quarterly newsletter to keep everyone in the know!
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. Thank you to illustrator Lindsey Balbierz for her wonderful artwork in creating this placemat!
Learn about good nutrition while coloring, all year long! Build a calendar of seasonal produce with these illustrations by Lindsey Balbierz.
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 glwd.volunteerhub.com
Blog Posts: Volunteer+ VIEW ALL VOLUNTEER POSTS
4.27.21 / Volunteer
We are delighted to be celebrating our extraordinary volunteers this National Volunteer Week. This annual event always gives us the chance to express our gratitude, but particularly this year, as we recognize their commitment…
4.12.21 / Donate
Our volunteer, Brian Hotaling, has been volunteering at God’s Love We Deliver for nearly 30 years. He’s seen us grow and change so much over the years, but still, the love in all that we do remains the same. Than…
4.9.21 / Volunteer
Bridget Harvey has never been a stranger to giving back. Born in a commune that promoted social justice and community organizing, Bridget was surrounded by people doing whatever they could to help others. Commune life meant l…