During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
We are continuing this vital service during the current coronavirus/ Covid-19 emergency, taking additional safety precautions.
During the current health emergency, only one volunteer per 4 hours shift supports our staff as they take water, sandwiches, blankets, clothing and personal supplies to people staying outside in and around Albany, NY. Joseph's House staff drive the van.
Shifts start at the above address and run from 2-6pm and 6-10pm 7 days a week, year-round.
Shifts are chosen on an online calendar: you do not need to have the same availability week-to-week. You can sign up to come in pairs on Saturdays and Sundays, and as individuals on weekdays (when we have 2 staff on the van.)
As we try to keep visitors to our buildings to a minimum at the time, prospective volunteers will be interviewed and oriented to the task over the phone. There are Confidentiality and Volunteer Agreements to sign before your first shift. Contact us for the short application form. Or visit our website.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
202 4TH ST, TROY, NY 12180, US
Joseph’s House is a Troy community based not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to prevent and alleviate homelessness. Our programs offer emergency shelter, permanent housing, support services, hospitality and guidance to homeless individuals, youth and families. We offer non-judgmental services where each guest’s dignity and worth are recognized and respected. We guide guests in getting help from community agencies and act as an advocate for the homeless to address immediate and long-term needs. We provide an opportunity for people from our community to volunteer in service to the homeless.
Joseph’s House & Shelter is a Troy based not for profit that provides emergency shelter to men, women and families and also operates two supported housing sites housing 48 men and women. Founded 30 years ago, JH&S has provided shelter and services to hundreds of homeless men and women and has supported them as they secure permanent housing.
We'll work with your schedule.
Kendall House (formerly HAC building)393 N. Pearl StAlbany, NY 12207
April 23, 2020