Community Groups

Volunteers are an integral component of the Carter Burden Center’s 40+ years of success. Each year, the Carter Burden Center for the Aging (CBCA) works with hundreds of community volunteers who share in our dedication to ensuring that older people live safely and with dignity.

CBCA offers a wide variety of opportunities to meet your organization’s interests.
Opportunities can range from a one-time service day to a long-term volunteer commitment. CBCA can accommodate your needs to ensure that your community group has a meaningful and effective volunteer experience.

Hunter college students doing meal service at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program

Hunter College Students doing Meal Service at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program.

Volunteer Opportunities for Community Groups

 

Meal Service

Everyday, seniors gather to socialize and enjoy a hot meal. The Carter Burden Center for the Aging prides itself on serving restaurant-style meals made in our own kitchens and served on-site to our participants. Volunteers work both in the kitchen and dining room in food preparation, meal distribution, and cleaning capacities.

Hours & Location: Volunteer hours are from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Meal Service operates in two locations: Monday – Friday at the Carter Burden Luncheon Club & Senior Program located in the Upper East Side (351 East 74th Street) and Monday – Sunday at the Carter Burden Leonard/Covello Senior Program located in East Harlem (312 East 109th Street).

Meal Delivery

The Carter Burden Luncheon Club oversees meal delivery to homebound senior citizens living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Meal delivery volunteers not only provide the advantage of a daily lunch to our seniors, but are able to interact with those they are benefitting face-to-face. Each meal delivery also serves as a status check and a friendly visit for seniors who are often unable to leave their home and receive few, if any, visitors. Meals are delivered on foot to clients living between 69th and 79th Streets, between Fifth Avenue and the East River. Volunteers should be able to carry 5-10 pounds and walk up several flights of stairs comfortably.

Hours & Location: Volunteer hours are from 10:00am to 12:30pm, Monday through Saturday. Volunteers may choose the frequency of their commitment, from a one-time experience to a regular weekly route. The Meal Delivery program operates out of the Upper East Side location.

Class Instruction

Volunteers lead classes by teaching seniors an array of different activities, exercises, and technology sessions. Some examples include, crafting, holiday card making and computer classes.

Hours & Location: Time commitment is flexible and location is to be determined.

Service Projects

Volunteers play an integral part in keeping our locations attractive and comfortable for our seniors. Service projects include gardening, painting, and renovating.

Hours & Location: Time commitment is flexible and location is to be determined.

Special Events & Holidays

Throughout the year, the Carter Burden Center for the Aging hosts large events and holiday parties for our seniors. Volunteers assist with the planning and day-of production of these events. If you have an idea for an event The Carter Burden Center can work with you to plan a special event for our participants.

Hours & Location: Time commitment is flexible and location is to be determined.

If you are interested in volunteering with us as a community group or if you have questions, please contact Holly Hedemark, Director of Volunteer Services by email at hedemarkh@carterburdencenter.org or at 212.423.9665 ext. 423.