Who Can Volunteer

Each year, Citymeals works with thousands of kindhearted people of all ages who make an impact on the lives of their frail aged neighbors. Last year, they dedicated over 52,000 hours of volunteer service. Learn more about who volunteers – and how you can get involved.


Individual volunteers help us ensure our meal recipients never go a day without nourishing meals and vital companionship. Opportunities include meal deliveries, Friendly Visiting, handmade cards, Senior Chat, Senior Script, kitchen help and office help.

Corporate groups

From small outings to company-wide days of giving, we plan a range of corporate volunteer activities. Opportunities include meal deliveries and handmade cards. Please fill out our corporate volunteer form and a member of our staff will be in touch. 

Community groups

Citymeals works with a variety of community groups in New York City that wish to participate in volunteer projects. Opportunities include meal deliveries and handmade cards.


Volunteer outings are a great way for teachers to show their young students the importance of giving back. Opportunities include meal deliveries and handmade cards.


Whether attending high school or college, students of all ages are welcome to volunteer with Citymeals. Opportunities include meal deliveries, handmade cards and kitchen help.

young professionals

Citymeals Young Professionals deliver meals to isolated older New Yorkers every other Saturday of each month. 

Have more questions? Learn more on Volunteer FAQ.