Client Meal Delivery

Client Meal Delivery volunteers will ride along with a staff driver and support the home-delivering of meals to our clients.

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Kitchen

Our volunteers help chop and peel veggies, pack out burgers, season chicken, and more! If you like to cook, this is the job for you.

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Meal Packaging

Meal Packaging involves packaging our nutritionally designed menus into bags for delivery to our clients.

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Walking Deliveries

Walking delivery volunteers take an hour or two during lunch time on Wednesdays and Fridays to deliver in the neighborhood.

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Office Assistance

Office tasks range from listening and responding to client voicemails, entering client information into our client database, and conducting telephone interviews with clients for service enrollment.

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Volunteering during COVID-19 Outbreak

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with God’s Love We Deliver! God’s Love has been deemed an Essential Service Provider in New York City and will continue working to cook, package, and deliver delicious, medically tailored meals to our neighbors living with severe and chronic illness during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you are not feeling well or have any concerns about volunteering DO NOT VOLUNTEER NOW.

If you or a member of your household have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing any of the below symptoms, or have traveled internationally or domestically other than to Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Vermont, please refrain from volunteering for 14 days.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • If you have had close or proximate contact with a person with COVID-19, please do not volunteer for a period of 14 days since your last contact with that individual, whether or not you are experiencing symptoms.
  • If God’s Love becomes aware of a COVID-positive test result of any staff member or volunteer who has had contact with other volunteers, God’s Love will implement the appropriate contact tracing procedure to notify those people who may have been exposed

All volunteers will be called one day prior to your shift and will undergo a COVID-19 symptom and travel screening. You will also be asked these same questions when you arrive at our building.

We have added protocols to ensure safety for our volunteers, clients, and staff. Please note, we will continue to update our protocols as per CDC guidance. Masks are available to all volunteers and MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES IN THE BUILDING. A staff member is ensuring all volunteers are practicing social distancing at all times.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at volunteer@glwd.org. Thank you for your support.

Meet Our Staff

Our staff will be working with you all along the way during your volunteer shifts. Check out our directory here to meet these friendly folks before your shift.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering

Individuals

Without the help of our amazing volunteers — more than 16,000+ strong every year — we simply would not be able to cook and deliver 8,000 delicious and nutritious meals each weekday to our neighbors in need. Outnumbering our staff by a ratio of more than 100 to 1, volunteers work in the kitchen, deliver meals and work in meal packaging, work in our office and help out with special events.We have opportunities for corporate, community, and student groups, as well as  individuals. View all of our opportunities here. For more information, you can contact our Volunteer Office at volunteer@glwd.org or 212.294.8158.

Urgent Needs

Client Meal Delivery

Our most-needed shift, you'll ride as passenger in our delivery van and assist our staff in delivering meals to our clients.

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Videos

Thanksgiving 2019

Published on Dec 9, 2019

Thank you to the more than 1,700 volunteers who worked so hard to help us cook and home-deliver 8,400 Thanksgiving meals this year!

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. Today, we are proud and humbled to have the help of our now 13,000 individuals who give their time and talent to God’s Love every year.

No Tank Tops in the Kitchen!

Published on May 23, 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.

#FeedYourPride!

Published on Jun 26, 2018

On Sunday, June 24, God's Love We Deliver was joined by over 200 staff, volunteers, and community members at the 49th Annual NYC Pride March. God's Love has participated in the event for more than 28 years and we are grateful to everyone who joined us! #FeedYourPride

What we accomplish with our volunteers

Published on Jun 28, 2018

Every year our volunteers help us reach new heights as we deliver more meals and reach more people than ever. Check out all the fantastic milestones we have reached this year -- we couldn't have accomplished so much without you!

From the Blog: Volunteers

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9.15.20 / Volunteer

Helping Hands to Deliver Meals and Deliver Love

Our volunteer Libby Dale, who started volunteering in November 2019 with her first Client Meal Delivery shift, shared with us a recent experience when delivering, and her overall feelings about volunteering. Hear her story b…

9.10.20 / Community

Make Breakfast Count for Kareen and her Kids

Since 2012, Kareen and her kids have been receiving meals from God’s Love, including nutritious breakfast for Alaya, Shanise and Clinton. We send all of our clients’ kids nutritious, delicious breakfasts, so that …

2,000+ Volunteer Service Hours

  • Wing Tat Leung
  • Edward Prostak
  • Norma Grant
  • Brenda Curtis
  • Richard Ophals
  • Martin Friedman
  • Roz Gilbert
  • Dennis Luczak
  • Randy Savitt
  • Evan Schwartz
  • Bob White
  • Irv Lerner
  • Brian Hotaling
  • Edward Coffina
  • John Moore

1,000-1,999 Volunteer Service Hours

  • Vincent Rada
  • Mindy Liu
  • Linda Irby
  • Jicky Leidicke
  • James Walsh
  • HILL Nmdc
  • Donald Eckert
  • Terry Hofler
  • Suzy Sobel
  • William Komar
  • Michael Kenny
  • Linda Kates
  • Fitz Fitz
  • Klaus Villa
  • Elizabeth Currey

100-999 Volunteer Service Hours

  • T. j. Luty
  • HOTWNY NMDC
  • Stephanie Suskin
  • SUS STARRETT CITY NMDC
  • John DeRemigis
  • Alma Thompson
  • Francis McLaughlin
  • Sunny Cade
  • Paul Steinberg
  • Fran Ferguson
  • Sharon Cacioppo
  • Laurie Bloomfield
  • Pamela Conrad
  • Annie Wong
  • James Magenheimer

Need More Information?

View our FAQs and other helpful information on our Volunteer FAQs & Resources page.

Or feel free to contact our Volunteer Office via email at volunteer@glwd.org or telephone at 212.294.8158.