Get Involved

There are so many ways that you can join in the fight against homelessness.

Volunteer Opportunities

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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Interested in volunteering with IPH?  Here are the areas where we can use your help.

Meal Donations
Grab your group and your most delicious recipe.  Prepare it in our kitchen or yours.  Meals may be donated any day of the week for:

  • Albany Emergency Shelter
  • Danielle’s House
  • Sheridan Hollow Drop-InCenter (M-F)
  • Safe Haven Shelter (seasonal)

Click here to view our Wish List

Albany Emergency Shelter Meal Donation Guidelines

Do you have a knack for organization? Help our administrative team by filing, answering phones, or helping with mailings.

Clothing Pantry
Help to keep our clothing pantry beautiful by sorting, folding, and organizing clothing donations as well as assisting our guests to browse for essential items.

Donation Drives
Help us collect items that our guests use every single day.  Although different items are important throughout the year, here are donations we consistently need:

  • Clothing (seasonal), liquid laundry detergent, personal hygiene items, sheets/blankets/towels, spices and seasonings, ground coffee, and disposable plates, bowls and silverware.

Donation Guidelines

Donation Drop-Offs
Donations can be dropped off at the IPH Drop-In Center located at 26 Swan Street. It is located right around the corner from the IPH Emergency Shelter. (From the shelter: continue down Sheridan Ave, turn right at the stop sign) Pull up right in front of the building and let us know if you need help unloading.
Drop-In Center Hours are Mondays & Fridays 8:30am-4:30pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 9:00am-5:00pm.

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.

Do you enjoy hands-on work? Help us to maintain our organization by shoveling, raking, painting, and other general upkeep for each season.

Group Activities
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
  • Amsterdam Emergency Shelter
  • SheridanHollowDrop-InCenter
  • Summer Youth Program

Health and Wellness
Calling all Resident Nurses! Help us provide our guests with the medical services they need.  Under the direction of our staff RN, 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 goal towards self-sufficiency.

Serve a Meal
Not so hot in the kitchen?  Our SheridanHollowDrop-InCenter staff has opportunities to help serve their daily meal.  The meal is served Monday-Friday at 3:00 p.m.

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 Clarice.

Support IPH

Start a Facebook Donation Campaign

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.

Click here to make your donation today.

There are so many ways that you can help us help others.

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