Cafe on the Mezz: Volunteer Program for Students and Older Adults!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


331 E 12 StreetNew York, NY 10003


Have Fun Running a Cafe Cart and Interacting with Students and Older Adults!


Volunteer Program:

  • Work with a multi-generational team of teens, college students, young adults, and senior adults who will grow and develop the Café program into your own!

  • Come share your knowledge and experience with high school and college students and engage with your fellow peers.

  • Meet new friends and make a lasting impact on the people you meet and the café program.

  • Work at the café cart and facilitating activities as needed including event planning, marketing, design flyers, technology information, etc

Opportunities to Volunteer Include:

  • Cafe cart responsibilities:
    • Setting up and closing the cafe
    • Serving customers' orders
    • Create smoothies, serve tea, coffee and cookies
    • Offer board games, tablets, and technology instruction (cell phones, tablets, etc.)
    • Interact and play games with Sirovich members and other volunteers
  • Lead Classes of interest including Performing Arts, Crafts, etc. (optional; ie. Origami class, Acting workshop, Chinese class, Health workshop, etc.)
  • Assist with developing and marketing new classes, programs and event planning (optional)
  • Opportunity to enhance your skills and interests and share your knowledge to other volunteers and members!

  • Assist with scheduled café activities including:

     Game Night
     Technology Night
     Paint Night
     Dance Party
     Music Night
     Monthly Events

Participate in ongoing Meetings, Trainings, and Workshops:

o Monthly Inter-generational Volunteer events
o Monthly Cafe Advisory Committee Meetings

Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers serve flexible hours between Monday-Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • On average, volunteers serve a minimum 2-7 of hours per week
  • Minimum 1 day a week commitment required


  • Customer Service
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commitment required

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