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Meal Delivery Assistance Volunteers - UJC East Side

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United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc.

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  • 3 people are interested

Give a helping hand to the Lower East Side community!

The United Jewish Council of the East Side (UJCES) works to support the Lower East Side and wider NYC community through a wide range of human services and community development programs. While the majority of programs are oriented to the needs of seniors, UJCES also operates programs for families and children. UJCES volunteers are essential to our mission as we serve the community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, UJCES continues to support New Yorkers with vital services including food programs, as the need for food assistance has grown exponentially.

Meal Delivery Assistance Volunteers assist the team at UJCES's Adult Luncheon Club on-site, as well as on walking deliveries to clients. As a volunteer, you will help organize and deliver food. Tasks include:
  • Assist with unloading food from a truck and bringing items inside the Adult Luncheon Club
  • Help count, organize and pack meals into carts
  • Accompany a team member on walking routes to transport and deliver meals to clients (group volunteers will split up during routes)
No experience is necessary, and training is provided on site. Carts are provided for easy walking transport; you may bring a personal grocery cart if desired, although not required.

Volunteer shifts take place rain or shine, and involve walking within approximately 30 minutes of the UJCES site. Some delivery routes involve accompanying team members on multiple trips from the UJCES site. UJCES practices recommended social distancing and safety protocols related to COVID-19.

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

We are looking for volunteers who are available on weekdays from 9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., with greater need on Mondays and Fridays.

Join the UJCES team! You can sign up on your own, or with a group of friends, family, or coworkers (group of 3 maximum each day). Please complete an online application form at ujceastside.org/volunteer-nyc. You must be 18+ years old to volunteer.

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About United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc.


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

Mission Statement

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 Adult Luncheon Club15-17 Willett Street/Bialystoker PlaceNew York, NY 10002




  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers can spend one shift or many years in service to our community.
  • Task involves delivering to clients around the Lower East Side/Lower Manhattan; volunteers should be willing to walk outdoors. You must be 18+ years old to volunteer.

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