Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

Meal Service at Woodstock Senior Center

 

Meal Service at Woodstock Senior Center

Share in a nutritious meal service and socialization to homeless and low income seniors in Midtown. Volunteers will spend the first half of the project in the kitchen preparing food. The second half, the volunteers will plate and serve food to clients and assist with clean up. Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed toed shoes.

Volunteers should be prepared to:
• work on their feet for the duration of the project (3 hours)
• handle light to medium lifting (10-20 lbs)
• utilize fine motor skills for tasks such as chopping fruit and tying bags
• engage directly with clients

Partner

Originally begun as part of a federal demonstration project, ProjectFIND has been under the guidance of FIND Aid for the Aged, Inc. since 1969. They currently operate three supportive housing residences that are home to about 600 people and five senior centers with over 5,000 members. For all of these men and women, Project FIND is a critical resource, providing housing, meals, and programs that help individuals navigate the challenges of aging by encouraging community engagement and healthy living.