Volunteering in an outreach is an amazing opportunity. By engaging in a moment of spontaneous philanthropy, you offer hope and compassion to someone who needs it the most. Connecting with a homeless neighbor within your own community, especially in an increasingly dehumanized world, is a powerful interaction. Finally, volunteering at a JoyJ outreach is a social experience that only takes a couple of hours from beginning to end!

If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please email us at info@joyj.org or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about upcoming outreaches.

Individuals: Hosting an outreach is easy. No matter where you live, we will help you every step of the way, from rallying your community, to buying supplies, to planning the outreach day, to developing an orientation, all the way to the end. New volunteers find this experience very rewarding. Every single outreach makes the world a better place by increasing awareness of the homelessness crisis, providing volunteers with an opportunity to rediscover humanity in an increasingly dehumanized world, and improving the lives of the disadvantaged even if only for a day. Contact us to get your first outreach organized! Corporations: If you are a corporation interested in hosting a corporate outreach, then all of the above benefits apply in addition to a uniquely impactful team building experience! Reach out to learn more at corporateoutreach@joyj.org. We have hosted corporate outreaches with Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Edelman, and more. We would love to host one with you!

We are a volunteer-based organization and nearly 100% of donations to JoyJ go directly toward the purchase of critical supplies like water bottles, fresh socks, seasonal clothing, toiletries, snacks, and a host of other items. These supplies always improve the recipient’s day, and have even saved lives and limbs; like when we distributed earmuffs and gloves before sub-zero winter nights to homeless people who couldn’t get into shelters.

While many charities spend donations on corporate salaries and perks, our donors and partners provide resources that exclusively sustain existing chapters while growing new chapters elsewhere. Become a part of our movement through a tax-deductible donation today. Every $25 donated allows you to sponsor a bag with a personal note to the recipient.