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Serving dinner in a residence for formerly homeless people: Albany, NY

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  • 18 people are interested

Joseph's House & Shelter provides temporary shelter for homeless women, men and families in Troy NY as well as supported living accommodation, in Albany, and Troy, NY, for formerly homeless adults. Our long-term tenants have disabling conditions, which have prevented them living in the wider community. Your presence can help reassure those we serve that they are remembered by the community, and cared for by society at a time of great need.

Volunteers help our staff serve the prepared dinner for our guests and tenants, and provide a friendly face and kindness.

This opportunity requires you to be available from 4:40pm to 6:15pm any day of the week. Our buildings are all staffed 24/7 but with fewer staff at that dinner hour, your help allows staff to deal with client needs, the front doors and phones, while you help and chat with those we serve.

Sign-up is by an online calendar or app, and you do not need to be available every week on the same day, We do suggest you aim to serve at least twice each month so you are familiar with the task and can work independently.

We are a Housing First and harm-reduction based, secular agency.

You will be required to compete the short application form, and provide us with 2 references who can attest to your ability to be non-judgmental and confidential. After a phone call and a general systems and safety orientation to the organization, you will able to choose your shifts online. Training for the task will be given by our staff at your first shift.

Adults may accompany teens to do this task and small groups of 2-3 friends or a family can do this task. The kitchens are not large enough to accommodate a large team.

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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.


Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities
Community, Homeless & Housing, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


Kendal House393 N. Pearl StAlbany, NY 12207



  • Food Service
  • Hospitality


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours per shift and we suggest 2 or more shifts per month so you can work independently.
  • Commercial ovens are hot, and our kitchens are not large. Not suitable for small children or groups more than 3-4. Under 18's have to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please wear closed toe shoes.

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