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Sirovich Center Monthly Food Pantry- Volunteers Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Sirovich Center for Balanced Living

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EA's Sirovich Center has continued to support NYC’s older adult and local community combat food insecurity. One such support is through Sirovich Center's Pantry that occurs in-person, once a month (the first Wenesday of each calender month of the year). With your volunteer support, this pantry services over 145+ food insecure older adult and local community members alike.

We are looking for volunteers to help support the food pantry by packaging food packages to Older Adult community members.

This is an in-person volunteering opportunity, and we continue to take precautions to ensure that all are safe throughout this pandemic.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

  • Contact our volunteer coordinating team and hold a screening call
  • Complete our volunteer application
  • Following, register for this event via the application portal

APPLY TO BE A FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER IF YOU...

  • Want to give back and support the older adults of NYC
  • Are vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Over the age of 16 (or accompanied by an adult)
  • Are able to comfortably stand for long periods of time and lift objects up to 30 lbs.

WHAT IS YOUR COMMITMENT?

  • Shifts are the first Wednesday of the month
    • 11am - 2pm (biggest need during this shift)
    • 1pm - 4pm

2 Shifts

  • morning / 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Panty is held the first Wednesday of each calendar month
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Pantry service is held on the first Wednesday of each calendar month
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Sirovich Center for Balanced Living

Location:

331 E 12 Street, New York, NY 10003, US

Mission Statement

The Sirovich Center for Balanced Living is a center for older adults, a hub of recreational, social, cultural, educational, and health activities and host of a welcoming community based in NYC's East Village. We strive to provide a diverse range of programming, such as serving daily meals, leveled exercise classes, topical workshops, health screenings, and a wide variety of arts classes. In busy older adult centers such as ours, there is always plenty to do, and sharing your time and support is one of the greatest gifts you can give to our community! Feel free to reach out if you're interested in volunteering- we're always happy to have helping hands, build community connections, and embolden your unique skills and ideas!

Description

For over 130 years, Educational Alliance has remained a constant for the residents of Lower Manhattan in the ever-evolving city of New York. The Sirovich Center is part of our Older Adult Services (OAS) division, a comprehensive services model that supports and advances the healthy aging of nearly 10,000 older New Yorkers annually. Our OAS locations also include the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living, Project ORE, and Co-Op Village NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities). The Sirovich Center for Balanced Living of Educational Alliance is the second-oldest center of its kind in New York City.

The William I. Sirovich Memorial Association was founded in April 1947 by the Sirovich family "to provide a center for the older person where [they] can find companionship, and an opportunity for continuing [their] life-long interests and for developing new ones."‚Äč Since its conception more than 75 years ago, Sirovich Center has implemented various arts, education, nutrition, and health programming with the aim of furthering Dr. Sirovich’s mission to improve the lives of older adults living and working in New York City.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Seniors
Community, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

331 E 12 StreetNew York, NY 10003

(40.73055,-73.98434)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16

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