Volunteers - Empire State Plaza

Instructions for Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteers
Empire State Plaza

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are not feeling well, please do not volunteer!!

General Information:

  • The Health Department requires that all volunteers working in the kitchens must be 14 or older
  • Free parking is available in “V” Visitor parking lot but you must show the approved parking permit we will send you with your confirmation.
  • Additional parking is available on either side of the State Museum on Madison Ave.
  • It is possible that all individuals in the vehicle will need to show identification to State Police.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get soiled.
  • If possible, bring a baseball cap to avoid wearing a hair net.
  • If possible, bring a clean, overhead apron, to avoid the use of plastic aprons.
  • Important to leave personal belongings, especially cell phones and purses, at home or in the car.
  • Go to Concourse level and locate Equinox registration table near McDonalds.
  • You may bring your own vegetable peeler, but you may not need to use it.
  • Be prepared to assist Equinox team as requested.

Additional Information for Thanksgiving Day:

  • Parking will be more challenging due to volume of volunteers.
  • Volunteers not “Delivering Meals” need to move ahead past the long driver line to the Equinox registration table.  Do not get in the Driver Line. 


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