Give a helping hand to the Lower East Side community!
The United Jewish Council of the East Side (UJC) works to support the Lower East Side of Manhattan through a wide range of human services and community development programs. While the majority of programs are oriented to the needs of elderly, UJC also operates programs for families and children. UJC volunteers are essential to our mission as we serve the community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, UJC continues to support the community with vital services including food programs, as the need for food assistance in our community has grown exponentially.
DETAILS: Food Pantry Assistance volunteers support staff at UJC's food pantries. One of UJC's food pantries is located in the Orenstein Building at 15-17 Willett St./Bialystoker Pl., and the other pantry is in the Lillian Wald Houses at 12 Avenue D.
As a volunteer, you will assist with:
Unloading new food supplies from a truck
Sorting and stocking shelves
Packing grocery items for client pick-up.
Tasks include bending and lifting heavy materials. No experience is necessary, and training is provided on site. UJC practices recommended social distancing and safety protocols related to COVID-19.
You can join compassionate people in supplying nutritious food to the New York City community.
DAYS & TIMES: Food pantry assistance is often needed on selected Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., but support on other weekdays and times will be considered.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Join the UJC team! You can sign up on your own, or with a group of friends, family, or coworkers (group of 4 maximum). Please complete an online application form at ujceastside.org/volunteer-nyc. You must be 14+ years old to volunteer, and groups of volunteers 14-17 years old must be accompanied by adult parent(s) or guardian(s).
About United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc.
465 Grand Street, Floor 4, New York, NY 10002, US
UJC services as a coordinating body of neighborhood, secular, civic and fraternal organizations. Formed in 1971 by neighborhood leaders and residents, the UJC works to preserve and stabilize the Lower East Side of Manhattan community through the provision of a wide range of human services and community development programs. While the majority or programs are oriented to the needs of the elderly, UJC also operates a wide range of programs for families and children.
With families fraying, spread out, or non-existent, a substantial portion of long-time residents of the Lower East Side doesn’t have family they can count on for the help they need.
UJC fills that gap with services such as home health care aides, food assistance programs, social services, and senior centers.
We'll work with your schedule.
UJC Food Pantries15-17 Willett Street/Bialystoker PlaceOR Lillian Wald Houses at 12 Avenue DNew York, NY10002
December 28, 2020
Must be at least 14
Orientation or Training
Volunteers can spend one shift or many years in service to our community.