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?

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. Thank you to illustrator Lindsey Balbierz for her wonderful artwork in creating this placemat!


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


4.27.21 / Volunteer

Volunteering During COVID-19 and Beyond: Thank You!

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

Meet Brian Hotaling, Legacy Society Member

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…