Donate Your Time

Encore Community Services Volunteers outside a church

Volunteers are needed more than ever at Encore! While many organizations have scaled back due to COVID-19, the need for Encore’s meals and services has increased by 45%. Individuals, families, corporate groups and civic groups are needed to give their time either on a one-time basis or on long-term projects. For more information about volunteer opportunities, you can email or call our Manager of Community Partnerships at (212) 581-2910 ext. 1108. You can also download the PDF volunteer form (Web Volunteer Application here) and mail it into Encore Community Services, 239 West 49th Street, New York, New York 10019, or send it via email to jasquino@encorenyc.org


Here are just a few ways you can help homebound and isolated seniors:

  • Delivering meals on foot or by your car – needed daily Monday – Saturday
  • Escorting and shopping for seniors
  • Packing and serving meals at the Senior Center or assisting with clean-up
  • Wellness or Friendly Calls to Seniors
  • Updating computerized records
  • Copy Editing
  • Virtual Bingo



Individuals can also contact Encore to explore serving on its Board of Directors. To find out more, please email Jeremy Kaplan.

Who Volunteers?

Caring New Yorkers like you volunteer! Volunteers come from all walks of life and all age groups and there are opportunities available to suit everyone. We especially need meal delivery help Monday – Saturday, but don’t despair if you are working full-time or have little spare time–evenings, nights and/or weekend options are available as well. You can find volunteering opportunities that only take a couple of hours a month. We need you! 

Call: 212-581-2910, Ext. 1108