Volunteer with Us

Citymeals offers volunteer opportunities to suit all types of schedules and interests.  You can hand-deliver meals, make social visits or answer letters. 

Citymeals volunteers have been more invaluable than ever, given the challenges our city experienced in 2012. In the wake of devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, 863 volunteers helped us deliver 64,595 meals to vulnerable elderly New Yorkers.

What’s it like to volunteer with Citymeals? The best way to find out is to join us. Fill out an application today.

Columbia University journalism students recently produced a short video that offers a glimpse into the Citymeals volunteer experience. The video features a Citymeals volunteer, Diane, who talks about the benefits of volunteering. "It’s so rewarding,” she explains. “Not just to you, but also to the clients you deliver to. It just makes your heart full and happy, and I would recommend anyone doing it."

With just a little of your time, you can nourish a homebound elderly person with a wholesome meal and the joy of your company. It is an inspiring experience that keeps our volunteers coming back again and again. Last year, over 12,200 volunteers collectively contributed more than 45,574 hours of their time to volunteer with Citymeals.

for individuals

It only takes a few hours a week to enrich the lives of our elderly neighbors.

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Corporate & groups

Talk about team work! Have your company or group join together to feed the elderly.

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Young Professionals

Meet, network and have fun... all while supporting Citymeals’ vital work.

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featured individual volunteer

New York City native Alex made a personal connection to Citymeals at an early age because his grandmother was a meal recipient. So when he decided to volunteer as an adult, he knew exactly where to go.

featured corporate volunteer

Every June, Google encourages staff to give back to their communities. As part of this initiative, over 80 generous employees chose to volunteer with Citymeals during the week of June 10th.