Shelter Volunteer - Overnight & Day Assistance


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


168 Park StreetEast Orange, NJ 07017
Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation Logo


Have time and want to contribute to a great cause?

Homeless is a real issue in NJ and it's really big in the LGBT community. This particular group of individuals face difficult challenges within their home just because of their sexual preference.


  • Studies show that 26% of young gay males surveyed had to leave home because they were not accepted once they came out to their families.
  • Another study of gay and lesbian youth found that two out of five had been physically assaulted, with more than three-fifths of the incident’s having occurring in their homes.
  • LGBT youth are two to three times as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to attempt suicide.
  • Housing is a major social determinate of health and a mitigating risk factor for HIV/STD infection.

Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation is looking for a team of volunteers that can help us at ths emerengcy shelter that runs 24/7. Simple assistance from helping distribute food, washing clothes, yard work, being a mentor and more.

Once a week, once a month or even once every other month--choose a schedule that’s right for you!


Good Match For

People 55+ Group

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