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Help homeless individuals in Albany NY with food, water and more.

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  • 89 people are interested

Provide direct service to people staying outside: handing out water, food, blankets, and personal supplies, accompanied by Joseph's House staff who drive the vehicle, and address the long-term housing needs of the people served.

This opportunity is for one volunteer per 4 hours shift to support our staff as they travel in and around Albany, NY.

The van leaves the above address and runs from 12-4pm and 4-8pm, 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 choose how often you volunteer but suggest volunteer help at 1-3 shifts each month.

Because we have limited numbers of shifts we are accepting only people who anticipate doing this on a long-term basis out of a concern for homelessness. Unfortunately this means we are not currently accepting students doing service as part of their course or those who have mandated hours.

We will start with a phone interview so we check this is the right opportunity for you, followed by a short online application form. We will require two references. There is an information/ orientation meeting before your first shift. You can access the volunteer application from our website.

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202 4TH ST, TROY, NY 12180, US

Mission Statement

The mission Joseph's House is to provide non-judgmental services to end homeless. We are a secular agency, and we operate our temporary and supportive housing on a Housing First /harm reduction model.


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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Kendal House393 N. Pearl StAlbany, NY 12207



  • Hospitality
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each shift is 4 hours. How often you volunteer is up to you.
  • We are looking for people who caring people who can maintain confidentiality. We offer non-judgmental services to end homelessness. Volunteers do not advise or counsel - just bring comfort, hand out food, water and supplies as they support staff.

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