Corporate 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 corporate 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, as well as a customized corporate “Impact Day” with multiple coordinated volunteer activities tailored to your company’s preferences, either weekdays or weekends.

Macy's volunteers making cards for our Valentine's Day party at Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program.

Macy’s volunteers making cards for our Valentine’s Day party at Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program.

Volunteering contributes to the strengthening of the organization’s corporate culture and also benefits the community, no matter the size of the business. It improves job satisfaction, encourages teamwork, promotes leadership and develops employees skills; all while helping to boost the company’s corporate social responsibility’s public profile. Some corporations that volunteer with the Carter Burden Center include: Colgate-Palmolive, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Macy’s, Google and Invesco, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities for Corporate Groups

 

Meal Service

Every day, 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 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. 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 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 benefiting 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 lbs. 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 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 corporate group or if you have questions, please contact Patricia Mays, Director of Development by email at maysp@carterburdencenter.org or at 212.879.7400 ext. 112.