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Join us in the fight against homelessness!

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at IPH? Each year hundreds of volunteers donate their time and talent to help us achieve our mission of addressing the needs of the homeless and low-income community.

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Here are the areas where we can use your help.

Meal Donations
Grab your group and your most delicious recipe, and donate a meal to one of our programs. Meals may be donated any day of the week for:

  • Albany Emergency Shelter
  • Danielle’s House
  • Community Connections (M-F)
  • Safe Haven (seasonal)

Check out the guidelines to see all of the available options:
Albany Emergency Shelter Meal Donation Guidelines

Clothing Pantry
Help keep our clothing pantry organized and fully stocked by sorting, folding, and organizing clothing donations. (Available on an as-needed basis)

Donation Drives
Help us collect items that our guests use every single day.  Different items are important throughout the year, so please contact out Community Outreach Coordinator to learn about our most urgent needs. [email protected]

Donation Guidelines

Donation Drop-Offs
Donations can be dropped off at IPH’s new Hoffman Family Center at 315 Sheridan Avenue. Pull up right in front of the building and let us know if you need help unloading.
Community Connections hours are Monday-Friday  9:00am-4:00pm.

Driving/Donation Pickups
Be the link between IPH and our generous community partners.  Help pick up donations that will be used to meet the basic needs of our guests including food, clothing and other essential items. (Available on an as-needed basis)

Group Activities/ Life Skills Classes
Create a meaningful and memorable experience for both our guests and your group.  Plan an activity and spend some time with guests at our:

  • Albany Emergency Shelter
  • Community Connections

Healthy Connections sponsored by MVP Health Care
Calling all Resident Nurses! Help us provide our guests with the medical services they need.  Under the direction of our staff RN, you will administer vaccinations, provide life saving medical screenings, and help patients set up appointments.

Life Skills Classes
Have a skill set that you’d like to teach?  Lead one of our Life Skills groups and give our guests the tools they need to be successful on their journey towards self-sufficiency.

Take a Tour
Come see first-hand everything that we do and you can do, to make a difference.  Schedule your personalized tour today.  Contact Kara.

Support IPH

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Regional Food Bank Adopt-A-Program
For every $1 you contribute to the Regional Food Bank Adopt-A-Program in our name, we’ll get $10 worth of food for our guests.  Now that’s a lot of dough.  And making your donation is easy.  As easy as pie.

  • Enter Account Number: 188ES

Donate by mail

Send check and account number 188ES to:
Regional Food Bank of NENY
965 Albany Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110

Donate online

Click here to donate through the Regional Food Bank’s website on behalf of IPH and account number 188ES.

Donate by phone

Call (518) 786-3691 x227 and designate account number 188ES.

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Wish List
Take a look at our most current Wish List.  All of these items help keep our programs and services running for the thousands of individuals we serve each year!

Click here to view our Wish List.


Your donation helps provide critical programs and services to homeless individuals and families.

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