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BRC Palace317 Bowery3rd floorNew York, NY 10003


The BRC Palace Employment program is a 110-bed men’s shelter designed for those in need of job training and employment. Located in the former Palace Hotel on the Bowery, the program-oriented shelter provides temporary housing for a period of six to nine months. During this time, clients are guided through a structured continuum of treatment and training designed to give them the skills they need to address any substance abuse and/or health issues and to find and maintain permanent employment and housing. In the same building is the Bowery Safe Haven, which houses clients that are chronically street homeless individuals who have not been successful in other environments, but are willing to leave the streets and work on securing permanent housing. As a low-demand program, participants are not required to maintain sobriety and do not have any curfew; the one requirement upon entering is that they actively work toward obtaining housing.

If you love old school board games, chess, backgammon, charades, or perhaps new school is more your speed with Heads Up or any other fun activity, then this opportunity is perfect for you. We would love to have a couple of volunteers that can host a weekly night of fun and relaxation while playing a few games & sharing some laughs in the process. We can provide the games, you just bring the fun! We are rather flexible with the day of the week, so if this is of interest, just let me know what night(s) work for you. Get in touch!

PLEASE NOTE: In order to insure the integrity of the BRC volunteer program, as well as the well being of the clients we service, all interested parties must complete a New Volunteer Registration form and attend an orientation, prior to receiving an assignment. Apologies, but we are unable to accept walk-ins.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 1.5 hours per week

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