Outreach Van support: direct service to homeless individuals in Albany NY
40 people are interested
Two volunteers per 4 hours shift support our staff van driver as they take water, sandwiches, blankets, clothing and personal supplies to people staying outside in and around Albany, NY.
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.
Prospective volunteers have to meet with the Joseph's House Coordinator, usually at the Troy office, before their first shift. There is a short application form and an orientation/ training which lasts about one hour.
About JOSEPH'S HOUSE AND SHELTER INC
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
- People Skills
- 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 and as they support staff.