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Volunteering at WSCAH


Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, WSCAH has implemented new systems to uphold the safety of our staff, customers, and volunteers.

We have partnered with New York Cares, a leader in providing volunteer opportunities in the NYC area. We are always seeking committed and passionate volunteers to learn about our work, food insecurity in our city, and to help meet the needs of our programs.

Without the help of our volunteers, we would not be able to serve the large number of people we see each day. Last year, our volunteers generously donated over 19,000 hours of assistance that enabled us to serve 35,500 individuals with a myriad of services. Our volunteers are individuals from all over NYC who feel compelled to help their fellow New Yorkers during difficult times. At the end of the day, our volunteers leave with a sense of pride and a gratifying experience with the WSCAH community.

Individual Volunteers:

We appreciate the vital support individual volunteers provide to our various programs. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, we have had almost 2,000 new volunteers generously give back to the WSCAH community. Please note that WSCAH is currently offering volunteer opportunities at our 86th Street Market only.

Group Volunteers:

WSCAH hosts groups from many different types of organizations, including educational institutions, religious congregations, and private companies. Volunteer groups support WSCAH by unloading deliveries, packing food, setting up and helping to distribute healthy food to our customers. A volunteer event at WSCAH is a wonderful activity for a service day or a team-building event!

WSCAH is currently accepting groups on a rolling case-by-case basis and has group volunteer availability Mondays-Friday from 7 am to 1 pm.

Due to COVID-19, we are only accepting fully vaccinated volunteers who are 18 or older. For group volunteer opportunities, we are accepting volunteers aged 12 – 17. Contact Steven Yee, Development and Volunteer Coordinator, at syee@wscah.org or at (646) 484-0371 to schedule your first volunteer event.