Opportunities for Kids (Young Hearts) & Families

There are so many ways to support our mission through volunteerism and we understand the importance of getting kids involved with philanthropy at a young age. We work with families, student and community groups, troops and more who want to volunteer. To find out about Thanksgiving volunteering, please click here.

Who are Young Hearts?

Young Hearts are youth (middle school and under) who, along with their schools, peer groups, and/or families, engage in God’s Love volunteerism, philanthropy, events and education.

Photo of a volunteer holding up a sign created by a child for their Thanksgiving volunteer shift.

Throughout the holiday season

Create Signs for Our Volunteer Delivery Drivers

Help our volunteer drivers make deliveries in style this holiday season by drawing "Delivery Volunteer at God's Love We Deliver" signs for their dashboards.

Email to get involved.

Third Friday of Every Month

FIeld Trip Friday

Want to show your class of students one of the largest kitchens in NYC? Look no further, and bring them to God's Love for Field Trip Friday! Students will tour our kitchen and rooftop garden, and get a chance to put their nutrition knowledge to use with a fun in-house worksheet.

Projects are tailored to the age of the group.

Email to schedule your field trip.

First Sunday of Each Month

Crafting Love at God's Love

Young folks can decorate birthday cards and other holiday cards for our clients. No artistic experience required -- just a whole lotta love.

Email to schedule your shift.

High School Students

Van assisting is reserved for those 18 years of age and older. Individuals age 13-15 are permitted to work in Meal Kit Assembly and/or Kitchen, but MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Individuals age 16 and 17 can volunteer unaccompanied in Meal Kit Assembly/Kitchen Projects. However, all those ages 13-…

Mish & Mash Want You to Decorate Birthday Cards!

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.

From the Blog


12.5.22 / Community

Ending the Year with Young Hearts Full of Cheer

Our Young Hearts came together for an exuberant holiday celebration featuring kid-friendly cooking demonstrations from cookbook author and New York Times food writer Melissa Clark, Chef Amanda Freitag, and Pastry Chef Natasha…

11.24.20 / Community

Zeke and the Piggy Bank

When Zeke and his mom Cammie received their government stimulus check in the mail this summer, they knew that there were hundreds of New York City organizations who could use those funds to help care for those in need. Zeke, …

10.30.20 / Clients

Stephanie Stays Positive with Meals that Heal

Stephanie is a born and bred New Yorker. She is from a lineage of strong, positive people, and raised by a single-dad. Though she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young girl, she did not let that condition hold her back…

5.5.20 / Nutrition

Physical Activities for Kids

Wondering how to keep your kids entertained AND active during COVID-19? The activities we’ve listed below are fun for kids… and the whole family! Let us know which ones you try! …

12.9.19 / Events

2019 Young Hearts Cookie Decorating Party

God’s Love We Deliver was thrilled to host our 4th Annual Young Heart Holiday Cookie Event last night in the God’s Love We Deliver kitchen. We welcomed our largest group ever consisting of many of our supporters and their won…