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A Word from the Homeless Action Committee


 393 NORTH PEARL ST.                                                                     Office (518) 426-0554

 ALBANY, NY  12207                                                                          FAX                462-5839

Volunteer to Help the Homeless

The Homeless Action Committee operates an Outreach Van program which makes rounds on the streets of Albany to places where homeless people congregate. An Outreach Van volunteer would assist individuals with basic needs as well as transportation to area resources or other human services organizations. The police, hospitals and other agencies will often call the Outreach Van to provide transportation for individuals to shelters or motels for the night.

The hours are between 2-10PM every day of the week. During the winter, on Code Blue nights, the hours are until 12AM.

Volunteers for the Outreach Van must be able to work with individuals with active alcohol/substance abuse issues, have good judgment, be responsible, reliable and have a good knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.

We are looking for volunteers to make at least a 2-3 hour weekly commitment. Excellent writing and organizational skills are a must. Volunteers must be motivated, patient and willing to help those who are vulnerable.
This is a great opportunity to assist others who are in greatly in need. Please reply with a cover letter and resume.

***You may e-mail cover letter and resume to OR you may also fax your info to (518) 462-5839.