Volunteer

Want to make an impact in your community? Volunteer with us! Your efforts will support our work with people exiting homelessness. 

We need both individuals and groups of volunteers year round to help with a variety of tasks at one of two locations: our office at 5201 Old York Road, and the Philadelphia Furniture Bank at 3650 I Street.

 

At our office, we need support from hospitality volunteers.

Tasks would include:

  • Welcome all participants as they arrive and offer assistance as needed
  • Brew coffee, fill water dispenser, and keep kitchen and living room area tidy
  • Provide light technical support for participants that need help using the computer
  • Participate in activities: completing a puzzle, playing a card game, or going for a walk

Pathways to Housing PA is open for volunteers Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Volunteer shifts are four hours long and volunteers must consent to a background check and be at least 18 years of age. Additional information can be found in our Hospitality Volunteer Handbook
 

 

At the Philadelphia Furniture Bank, we need support from warehouse volunteers.

Tasks would include:

  • Acting as a personal shopper to help participants choose their new furniture
  • Assisting with donation pickups and furniture deliveries
  • Assembling, painting, or repairing furniture
  • Administrative work and data entry

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank is open for volunteers Monday through Thursday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Volunteer shifts are four hours long and volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Additional information can be found in our Warehouse Volunteer Handbook

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please sign up using the form below. You can also contact us directly by email or by calling 215.390.1500 x1020.

 
 

Volunteer Application 

Your Information
Please note, we have two locations for volunteer opportunities:
The Philadelphia Furniture Bank is located at 3650 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Pathways to Housing PA is located at 5201 Old York Road, Fourth Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19141
Please describe your interest in a volunteer position at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank
Please explain your physical limitations.
Are you currently seeking volunteer experience to fulfill a community service obligation (school, church, court referred)?
Please describe the service requirements.
Describe any special skills; languages spoken, computer programming, marketing, writing background, etc. Feel free to indicate proficiency level:skilled, can teach, amateur.
How will you get to your assignment?

Volunteer shifts are typically 4 hours in length between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm.
Select all that apply
In an emergency, please notify:
Volunteer Understanding
I am volunteering my services to Pathways to Housing PA. I agree to perform these services for civic, charitable and humanitarian reasons; a "personal purpose or pleasure"; or to gain employment contacts or a practical work experience without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation and without coercion from Pathways to Housing PA.
 
I hereby agree to serve any client regardless of race, sex, creed, or national origin. I also agree to a criminal background check run by Pathways to Housing PA.
 
I grant permission for the use of my photograph and/or video to be used for Pathways to Housing PA’s publications, websites, digital media, publicity, advertising, and similar.
 
I acknowledge that I may be exposed to confidential information in my role and that knowledge will not be disclosed to any outside party.
Enter your initials to indicate your electronic acceptance of the "Volunteer Experience" statement.
With what place of business or organization is your group affiliated?

Volunteer shifts are typically 4 hours in length between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm.

Volunteer groups will help with a variety of tasks, dependent on the needs of the Philadelphia Furniture Bank on the day of your visit. This could include, but is not limited to: building, painting, cleaning, or repairing furniture, assisting with pick-ups or deliveries, moving furniture within the warehouse, or assisting clients as they choose their furniture.

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank is located at 3650 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134. 
 
 

 

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