I was unprepared for the infectious positive spirit of the volunteers and staff. Going into the kitchen area to work preparing dessert with people I'd never met before had me feeling a little tentative, because as a novice, I wasn't sure how they would react to someone new fumbling around their well-oiled machine. Boy was I wrong. I felt welcomed and was immediately embraced as if I'd been working with them for months or even longer. I don't know if this was just a "good day" or what but I had the sneaky suspicion that for these people, every day is a good day. They laughed and joked; they also watched me out of the corners of their collective eyes and firmly and gently, corrected my missteps. I never felt fully relaxed since I was nervous about making a mistake or keeping up with the pace - but I did feel comfortable. When it was over, I walked out of there feeling better than I had ever imagined about doing a good thing.
God's love we deliver is an organization that helps people in need with severe illnesses
and i respect an organization that do this kind of work because the staff and volunteers are
the people who come together for a significant purpose of feeding those who need nutritional meals
and putting a smile on their faces for the better of their health, and the better of their community.
I toured God's Love when I visited NYC and was very impressed with the operation and the staff. The work God's Love engages in is so important. The staff and volunteers are very passionate about the work, and taking care of the needs of shut-ins throughout the city!
It's rare to find such an amazing, dedicated, and kind staff of people who are truly committed to bettering the lives of others. Volunteering at God's Love We Deliver is an incredibly rewarding experience. The dedication of the staff and other volunteers creates an inspiring atmosphere of compassion and warmth. Plus it's really fun!
I love volunteering at God's Love.
It's rewarding! Preparing meals for people fighting serious illness is rewarding. You know that everything you worked on goes to feeding someone who is hungry and sick and will be very greatful to the organization and the work you put in.
The staff is friendly! The staff of God's Love is very friendly. The volunteer coordinators are nice and welcoming, they make it easy to volunteer and learn the ropes. The Kitchen Staff is also great. They create a very safe and respectful atmosphere and always teach you a new task with a smile.
The volunteer groups are great! I have made some great friends during my volunteer shift at God's Love and have met people of different ages, backgrounds, and with different professions. It's been really enriching getting to know people I wouldn't otherwise have met.
I absolutely love the people who work and volunteer for God's Love We Deliver! I can't say enough great things about this organization, but here's a start: Firstly, God's Love has the most wonderful cause and executes what they're trying to achieve beautifully. It runs like a well oiled machine, from the people in deliveries and volunteer services to client services, everyone is knowledgeable and eager to help and make a difference in not only their clients lives, but the lives of their volunteers. I would recommend volunteering for God's Love to anyone who asks (or doesn't, :) )!
Why I volunteer and what are the rewards………….hmmmmmmmm……….let me think!
Have been 'at it' now for over 2.5 years. In fact, just reached my 300 hour milestone and was generously reward with a goodie! First off, can't speak more highly of individuals such as my 'volunteer specialist" Jana Levinson and Kate Suhr and of course my 'kitchen shift chief," Andre. Each make the experience of traveling on three trains, 14 stops, 3/4 of a mile walk and roughly 50-60 minutes each way to get the temporary facility in Brooklyn bearable each and every Wednesday morning. Also rounding out the experience, apart from my fellow volunteers is the entire kitchen staff – from head chief to the guys at the sinks—each and every one possesses heart and generosity.
Apart from knowing I am doing a good deed especially to assist those who are truly less fortunate both physically and financially than myself there are personal reward well beyond the simple transactional tasks of food prep and pack-out.
Volunteering isn’t a totally self-less act. My time with GLWD has been truly cathartic—benefits multiplied. What started as a basic exercise has turned into something much greater in reward. It has been life-altering as in the way I view and value my own life; my own advantages both earned and bestowed upon me by chance.
In age of new technology which often creates a false sense of ‘community,’ first-hand volunteering has provided me with a truly authentic sense of shared values and common goals. I am proud to call my Wednesday crew of regulars, my community.
Peter B. Carzasty
Prior to leaving New York this past spring, I had volunteered with GLWD for at least 8 years, maybe 10. It is an excellent organization that offers an extremely valuable service to its clients. The people I worked with are a dedicated group, and I miss them and the work a lot. Think you should open a branch in South Florida!
My name is Kevin, and I have volunteered for many nonprofits, but I can say by far that I've had the best experience at God's Love We Deliver. The staff and volunteers were all very welcoming and friendly. It felt like family. It's a great feeling to give back, but it's an even better experience when the folks who are there make an great effort to make you feel at home. We all worked together to put the meals together for those in need, and I can't wait to come back every week.
My name is Florence. The atmosphere at God's Love We Deliver is the one that helps me to go every Monday at 6:30 am, whether it snow or rain. The feeling of belonging to a big family with one goal: wholehearted and free service to our brothers and sisters in need who cannot help themselves. What I loved more about volunteering at God's Love We Deliver is the hard work. You really feel in your whole body, you are doing something.
I thank all my Monday 6:30 am team, especially the person who introduced me to this noble task. I enjoyed more than anything.
Thanks to all.