Volunteers: Our Partners, Our Heart

There’s so many ways to give to support our mission through volunteerism. Please consider one of the options below and thank you!

7:00am through end of route, M-F

Client Meal Delivery

Helping our team of drivers deliver meals is our *greatest volunteer need.* We deliver to all 5 boroughs and parts of New Jersey, so this is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to see more of New York, meet and interact directly with our clients—and sometimes, get a great workout! Some routes hit 60 doors in a shift. We prefer that you stick it out for the full route, but some volunteers do half a shift, if their schedule requires.

Shifts available throughout the day and evening


With over 35,000 meals delivered each week, the kitchen staff relies on volunteers to help prepare this massive quantity of food. Tasks may include packaging meals, chopping onions, ladling soup, peeling potatoes or making meatballs.

Around lunchtime in many neighborhoods

Walking Deliveries

Walking deliveries are a great opportunity for anyone who can spare a lunch hour. We have many Neighborhood Meal Distribution Centers (NMDCs) throughout New York City. Volunteers pick up meals and deliver them on foot to client homes in the surrounding neighborhood. Deliveries must be made anytime between the hours of 10:00am and 2:30pm; each shift is typically 1-1.5 hours.

Daytime shift times vary based on project and department

Office Assistance

We need office help in many different departments. Projects may include entering donations for our Finance Department, surveying clients by phone for our Client Services Department, or completing filing and data entry for the Volunteer Department. Shifts vary based on project.

Volunteer at Home

Graphic Designers, Video Editors and Videographers

Our Communications Department is seeking volunteers to assist with the creation of graphic designs, advertisements, videos, PSA's, etc. Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop experience is a plus. These opportunities are on a case-by-case basis but ideally the volunteer is available to speak briefly during business hours, with the option of speaking after 5pm. Each volunteer may have approximately 1-2 projects per month. Contact Emmett Findley for additional information.

Need More Information?

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

Or feel free to contact our Volunteer Department via email at or telephone at 212.294.8158.

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