When: The NCJW NY Food Pantry operates weekly on Mondays. Volunteers come on a rotating schedule, based on their availability, for one of two shifts: 8:30 am-11:00 am or 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.

Where: NCJW NY’s Pantry operates out of our building at 241 W. 72nd St. (btwn. Broadway and West End)

If you’re interested in these volunteer positions, contact:
Aviva Zadoff, Director of Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement
azadoff@ncjwny.org
646-884-9466

Food Distribution Volunteers
NCJW NY is seeking volunteers for our weekly Food Pantry.  Volunteers work to help clients navigate the Pantry and hand out food. NCJW NY’s Pantry utilizes a “Table-Top Shopping” method, with volunteers stationed throughout the room helping clients to choose food items, and maintaining a smooth flow of service. Volunteers may also be assigned to packaging and organizing canned goods, produce or baked goods. Pantry volunteers will receive on-site training during their first volunteer shift. This is a rewarding hands-on volunteer experience that will allow you to directly serve New Yorkers in need.

Requirements

  • Fully vaccinated
  • Able to stand for entire shift and bend, twist and lift up to 10 pounds
  • Committed to volunteering at least once a month

Check-in and Registration Volunteers
NCJW NY is seeking bilingual volunteers who speak English as well as either Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese in our Monday Food Pantry to check-in and register clients. Volunteers must be comfortable serving a diverse group of pantry guests with a customer service attitude. We need computer literate individuals who are comfortable using an online database, a mobile printer and a QR code scanner. Volunteers will be trained on all specific software and hardware. This is a rewarding hands-on volunteer experience that will allow you to directly serve New Yorkers in need.

Requirements

  • Fully vaccinated
  • Bi-Lingual (English as well as either Spanish, Mandarin or Cantonese)
  • Committed to volunteering at least once a month
  • Computer Literate (comfortable with a computer database, mobile printer and scanning a QR code