This National Volunteer Month, here are 12 opportunities with CCS grantees | Colombia

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Broadway Community works to break down the barriers of poverty, inequity, privilege and to transform society until everyone is fed. The organization is looking for four Meal Prep Volunteers (MLP) to cut vegetables, wash dishes and maintain the kitchen. MLPs are needed every Tuesday and Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additionally, ten Soup Kitchen (SKV) volunteers are needed to pack and distribute breakfast and bagged lunch to over 100 guests as part of their community meal program. The SKVs work with the chef and other volunteers to create lunch menu items, clean dishes and other work areas on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. E-mail isaac adlersteinExecutive Director.


This New York food justice organization works with marginalized communities to increase access to food and create new pathways to community ownership and wealth creation. They need five to ten volunteers to help site coordinators with distribution, setting up and taking down the distribution site, packing and organizing farm bags. Enter onsite purchases into local food market system, monitor farm share email account, respond to basic onsite shareholder inquiries, answer office phone and connect to appropriate staff, check voicemails office and distribute information to appropriate staff, file supplier invoices, design promotional flyers, brochures and posters, learn and practice the basics of ordering food, general office tasks as needed, manage accounts social media and collect survey data from the Farm Share program. Volunteers can work at any time at the following locations:

Corbin Hill Food Project
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 243
Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Church by the river
91 Claremont Ave
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gotham Health – Morrisania WIC
1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx
Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


NYCP fights hunger and food insecurity through programs that build long-term independence for its clients. They are looking for 10-15 Pantry Packers to help sort, organize, package and distribute nutritious produce and shelf stable foods to our food insecure customers. Volunteers can work on the following days and hours:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Create your profile in the Volunteer Hub or email Erin Williamsresponsible for volunteers.


the The Riverside Language Program provides services and supports recently arrived immigrants, asylum seekers, and adult refugees currently living in New York City. They need at least 20 volunteers for their language lab and mentoring program. In the language lab, volunteers will conduct conversations with ESL learners for 90 minutes to improve their English proficiency. In the mentorship program, volunteers will work one-on-one with a student to provide career and/or general mentoring support. E-mail Lynda Metmer or call 212-662-3200 to learn more.


The Activity Center for Children and *Adults with Special Needs (SNACK*) strives to fill a void for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and similar disabilities. The association is looking for five volunteers to help create and display visual aid materials in all facilities, take photos, create signs on computers, laminate and display materials, assist with classroom setup and teardown, assemble supplies for teachers can run classes without interruption, photograph the schedule, model tasks for members, and give praise and encouragement to members.

Volunteers can work anytime they are available on:

  • Monday to Friday, anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday to Sunday, anytime from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

E-mail Katie Combes or call 212-439-9996.


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