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Food Pantry Assistance Volunteers (Summer & Year-Round)

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ORGANIZATION: United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc.

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Help provide food assistance to New Yorkers in need!

The United Jewish Council of the East Side (UJCES) supports the Lower East Side and wider NYC community with human services and community development programs. While the majority of services are oriented to older adults, UJCES also has programs for families and children. UJCES volunteers are essential to our mission as we serve New Yorkers.

DETAILS:

Food Pantry Assistance Volunteers support staff at UJCES's food pantries, and occasionally on walking deliveries to clients, depending on the location. One food pantry is located in the Orenstein Building on Willett St./Bialystoker Pl., and the other is at the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D.

As a volunteer, you may assist with:

  • Sorting pantry items and stocking shelves
  • Packing grocery items
  • Handing out grocery packages to clients
  • Unloading new groceries from a truck
  • Assisting clients with on-site order requests
  • Independently delivering packages via walking routes, as needed (from Orenstein Building only)

Training is provided on site. Tasks include bending and lifting heavy materials.

You must be 14+ years old to volunteer, and groups of volunteers 14-17 years old must be accompanied by parent(s) or guardian(s). For volunteers younger than 18 years old, walking deliveries will not be assigned unless volunteers are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Carts are provided for easy walking delivery transport. Shifts take place rain or shine, and walking deliveries may involve multiple trips, and/or walking within approximately 60 minutes of the Orenstein Building.

You can join compassionate people in supplying nutritious food to the New York City community.

DAYS & TIMES:

Shifts are offered weekdays, and the suggested time is 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We will also consider your availability for other shift times.

SUMMER 2022: Volunteers planning to only serve during summer are encouraged to serve two shifts weekly, for at least two months, as long as shifts are available.

HOW TO SIGN UP:

Join the UJCES team! Please complete an online application form at ujceastside.org/volunteer-nyc. You can sign up on your own, or with a group of friends, family, or coworkers (group of 10 maximum).

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About United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc.

Location:

465 Grand Street, Floor 4, New York, NY 10002, US

Mission Statement

UJCES services as a coordinating body of neighborhood, secular, civic and fraternal organizations. Formed in 1971 by neighborhood leaders and residents, UJCES 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 seniors, UJCES also operates a wide range of programs for families and children.

Description

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.

UJCES fills that gap with services such as home health care aides, food assistance programs, social services, and senior centers.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Seniors
Community, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

UJCES Food Pantries15-17 Willett Street/Bialystoker PlaceOR 12 Avenue DNew York, NY 10002

(40.71351,-73.98594)
 

SKILLS

  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers can spend one shift or many years in service to the community. Summer 2022: Volunteers planning to only serve during summer are encouraged to serve two shifts weekly, for at least two months, as long as shifts are available.
  • You must be 14+ to volunteer, and groups of volunteers 14-17 must be accompanied by parent(s) or guardian(s). For volunteers 18+, tasks may involve walking deliveries around the Lower East Side. Fluency in Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin helpful.

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