UJC East Side: Volunteers, Senior Lunch Service

    UJC East Side: Volunteers, Senior Lunch Service


    • Listing Type: Volunteer Opportunities
    • Category: Advocacy for Cause, Aging with Dignity, Community Resources, Health and Well Being, Homelessness and Hunger, Faith-Based
    • Volunteer Type: Individual
    • Minimum Age: 14
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    Starting in the fall, assist with a weekday meal program for seniors. Help serve lunch to seniors, set up and break down a dining area, and monitor social distancing. This opportunity is available for individuals as well as groups of up to seven volunteers.

    Help to provide nutritious meals to seniors!

    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 seniors, UJCES also has programs for families and children. UJCES volunteers are essential to our mission as we serve New Yorkers.


    Senior Lunch Service Volunteers will assist with weekday meal programs at a UJCES senior center, located at the Orenstein Building on Willett Street/Bialystoker Place.

    As a volunteer, you will assist with:

    • Serving meals to seniors during noontime lunch service.
    • Setup and cleanup of dining area.
    • Monitoring social distancing.

    Tasks may include handling hot and/or heavy materials. No experience is required, and training is provided.

    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).


    We are looking for volunteers who are available on weekdays between 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., starting in October 2021. You can spend one shift or many years in service to the community.


    Join the UJCES team! Please complete an online application form on our website. You can sign up on your own, or with a group of friends, family, or coworkers (group of 7 maximum).

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