Serve Lunch to Older Adults on LES!


(40.713966,-73.98837)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

197 East BroadwayManny Cantor CenterNew York, NY 10002


About

Help serve lunch to older adults on the Lower East Side to ensure they have a hot, healthy meal to eat! Each day about 150 seniors attend lunch at the Weinberg Center for Balanced living and our volunteer lunch servers are an integral part in ensuring it all goes smoothly. Doing everything from setting tables, plating food and delivering the meals to each table, it is always a fun and meaningful experience for all. The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living at Manny Cantor Center serves a diverse population of 60+ adults with everything from nutritious kosher meals, health and wellness programs, case workers, dance, art, language and fitness classes and a wide array of social events. Currently there are 4,000 members and growing to take advantage of this diverse array of mostly free programming.

Get started by filling out our volunteer application: http://mannycantor.org/volunteer/individual-application/

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set tables with numbers, cutlery, napkins, condiments and water prior to meals
  • Ensure cleanliness of tables and room both before, during and after meals
  • Serve meals to seniors once they are seated
  • Collect tickets from seniors in exchange for their meal

Qualifications Needed:

  • This is a customer service position, so best for people that are friendly and personable
  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Some experience in food service is a plus
  • Some experience interacting with seniors is a plus

Time Commitment:

  • Shifts available M-F 11:00am-1:00pm

Training/Support/Supervisor:

  • Program Supervisor: Food Handler
  • Training: You will receive hands on training during your first shift and in subsequent shifts, if necessary
  • Support: Program Supervisor available to answer questions and provide instructions when needed

Benefits:

  • Gain knowledge of working in a Community Center and with older adults, while giving back to your community
  • Volunteer meet-ups, which will include learning opportunities, social and networking events and more
  • Tracking of your volunteer hours for your company, school or affiliated group
  • Discounted membership to Manny Cantor Center Fitness Center (must volunteer 12 hours per month to be eligible

For more information visit: http://mannycantor.org/volunteer/

Skills

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Relationship Building
  • Food Service
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Weekday shifts available 11:00am-1:00pm
  • You'll receive a brief orientation and training when you arrive!

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