Volunteer With Us

Thousands of older New Yorkers would be alone and hungry without Citymeals and our team of dedicated volunteers. Meal recipients look forward to our knock on the door, knowing a nourishing meal and a warm greeting awaits them.

From delivering meals to providing companionship and making handmade cards, there are many ways to get involved. We have established a network of caring individual, corporate and community volunteers who ensure older New Yorkers in need receive a continuous lifeline of nourishment and companionship.

Last year, nearly 14,000 volunteers gave almost 50,000 hours of their time to Citymeals’ mission.

Meal Delivery

Deliver nourishing meals on foot to homebound elderly New Yorkers.

Social Calls

Make weekly phone calls to isolated meal recipients. 

Meal Packing

Assemble food packages at our Distribution Center in the Bronx.

Handmade Cards

Send warm wishes to meal recipients for special occasions. 
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holiday volunteers

Deliver festive meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Kitchen Helpers

Package and serve meals at local older adult centers.

Who can volunteer with Citymeals?

We rely on dedicated volunteers including individuals, families, corporate and community groups. Interested? Create a profile and get started today.

Check out our FAQs for more details.