Serve Lunch to Older Adults on LES!

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Manny Cantor Center

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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.

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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


  • 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


  • 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 and to register for a shift visit:

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About Manny Cantor Center



Mission Statement

We are a new hub for the Lower East Side, a cultural and community center that is committed to bringing together our vibrant and diverse neighborhood. Our newly-renovated space offers award-winning programs, critical services and exciting events for toddlers, teens, young adults, and older adults of all backgrounds.


Our commitment to the diversity of the Lower East Side is reflected in our programming: Head Start classrooms sit alongside our private preschool; the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living creates community for older adults of all backgrounds and abilities; our fitness center is utilized by neighborhood residents of all ethnicities, income levels, and ages through an innovative tiered membership model. The Educational Alliance Art School uses the study and mastery of fine arts to forge connections between students and master teachers. Afterschool programs serve community needs for recreation, fitness, education, and college preparation. Community and cultural programming invites deep conversation and calls to action.

The Manny Cantor Center is the flagship building of Educational Alliance, a community-based organization offering a wide range of programs that integrate education, social services, arts and recreation throughout the Lower East Side and East Village. Created to assist Eastern European Jews immigrating to NYC, it has been serving the area since 1889. Educational Alliance has grown and changed as the Lower East Side has; now serving the diverse population that currently resides here.


We'll work with your schedule.


197 East BroadwayManny Cantor CenterNew York, NY 10002



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


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


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

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