United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc.
465 Grand Street Floor 4 New York, NY 10002
Active Opportunities (2)
New York, NY 10002
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. 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).
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2022
New York, NY 10002
Join compassionate people and deliver nutritious meals to New Yorkers in need. 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. UJCES volunteers are essential to our mission as we serve the community. With families spread out or non-existent, long-time residents of the Lower East Side don't have family they can count on for the help they need. UJCES supports our neighbors with food assistance including delivered meals. DETAILS: 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. DATE & TIME: We are looking for volunteers who are available from 9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays. HOW TO SIGN UP: 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, unless otherwise noted). Please complete an online application form at ujceastside.org/volunteer-nyc. You must be 18+ years old to volunteer.
Date Posted: Nov 18, 2022
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.
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.
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