Give a helping hand to the Lower East Side community, and assist with food delivery to neighbors in need.
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 & Delivery Assistance Volunteers support staff at both UJC's food pantry on-site in the Orenstein Building and on walking deliveries to clients. As a volunteer, you will help organize and deliver food packages. Tasks include:
- Assist with sorting and stocking food pantry shelves - Help pack grocery items for delivery - Independently deliver food packages to clients on walking routes
Tasks include bending and lifting heavy materials. No experience is necessary, and training is provided on site. Carts are provided for easy walking transport. You may also bring a personal grocery cart if desired, although not required.
Volunteer shifts take place rain or shine, and involve walking within approximately 60 minutes of the UJC site. Some delivery assignments involve multiple trips from the UJC site. UJC practices recommended social distancing and safety protocols related to COVID-19.
You can join compassionate people in supplying and delivering nutritious food to the community.
DAYS & TIMES: We are looking for volunteers who are available on weekdays, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., with greater need on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Join the UJC team! Please complete an online application form at ujceastside.org/volunteer-nyc. You must be 18+ years old to volunteer. You can sign up on your own, or with a group of friends, family, or coworkers. We can accommodate groups of 2-8 volunteers; large groups must be willing to split up on delivery routes.
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 Pantry at the Orenstein Building15-17 Willett Street/Bialystoker PlaceNew York, NY10002
December 29, 2020
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.