Volunteer with Meals on Wheels Monday through Thursday!

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Union Settlement

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We're looking for several people to volunteer with our Meals on Wheels program Monday through Thursday for meal packing (8am - 10am) and/or meal deliveries (10am-2pm). We welcome both individual volunteers and small groups. Volunteers may choose the frequency of their commitment, from one time or a scheduled day(s) a week. Volunteers must be 18+. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For over 40 years, Union Settlement has provided Meals on Wheels to East Harlem's older residents that are often economically struggling and living alone. Our Meals on Wheels program currently serves approximately 450 homebound seniors each day.

Volunteers with Meals on Wheels assist our program staff with packing hot and cold meals and preparing them for delivery in carriers. Teams of volunteers then go on established delivery routes to deliver meals to home-bound seniors who are often living on a limited income and alone in East Harlem. Our volunteers give the seniors a chance to interact and see a smiling face while also receiving meals they need. Volunteers are not required to have a driver's license or own a car. Meals on Wheels is rain or shine so please wear warm comfortable clothing and shoes as you will be on your feet for most of the day.

During the COVID-19 crisis, personal protective equipment such as plastic face shields, gloves, and aprons will be provided. Unfortunately we cannot currently guarantee that face masks will be available, so we ask any volunteers to please bring a scarf, bandana, or other fabric to cover their mouth and nose.

All first-time volunteers must complete our brief 15-minute online training so that they're prepared for the Meals on Wheels volunteer experience. Training information is sent one week before the volunteer date.

When: Any day from Monday through Thursday 8:30am-2pm Volunteers may choose the frequency of their commitment.

Where: Corsi Senior Center in East Harlem - 307 E116th st.

Interested individuals or groups should email Andrew Hall -Volunteer Coordinator at ahall@unionsettlement.org with the subject line "Volunteer with Meals on Wheels Daily". Volunteers must indicate the day or days they are interested in coming in to volunteer. Volunteers must be able to stay the whole time of the event.

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About Union Settlement


237 E. 104th Street, New York, NY 10029, US

Mission Statement

Union Settlement is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to better their lives. By helping our neighbors realize their goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem.


Founded more than a century ago, the Settlement has built a strong tradition of responsiveness to community need - developing child health stations early in the century, advocating for equal opportunity in sanitation, public housing and education from its inception. During the Great Depression, the Settlement provided food and employment and hope to many destitute families, preparing them for a better future. The Settlement has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in East Harlem, serving more than 12,000 individuals on a daily basis out of 16 community locations with essential services including child care, mental health, education, care for the elderly, HIV/Aids services, adult education and much more.



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307 East 116th StNew York, NY 10029



  • Elder care
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours. Must be able to stay for whole event.

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