Volunteers are the backbone of Joseph’s Coat. Without our volunteer champions, we would not be able to offer stepping stones to; a family moving from homeless into an apartment, seniors stretching their budget, or providing cribs for kids through the Infant Safe Sleep project.

Share our common cause by serving our neighbor.

Volunteer; weekly, monthly or what fits your schedule.

Volunteer during store hours or on your own time.

Check-In Volunteer
Welcome and help new & existing customers entering Joseph’ s Coat.
Help customer's complete forms, provide tours, support check-out area. Time: When store is open
Furniture Pick-Up Volunteer
Travel on Joseph’s Coat truck to pick up furniture donations.
Helps move, load & unload beds, sofas, chairs, tables, dressers. Must be able to lift heavy items. Time: Wed or Sat mornings.
Furniture Truck Driver
Drive Joseph’s Coat box truck to pick or deliver furniture.
A plus is also able to help load and unload furniture. Needs license, good driving record & enjoys working with others. Time: Wednesday or Saturday mornings.
Check-Out Volunteer
Check-out families that shop Joseph’s Coat
Check out includes checking off and verifying monthly family limits of items . Works with Check-in. Time: During store hours. two or three hour shift
Sorting Volunteer
Sort donations…clothing, personal care items, household goods, or general donations.
Has gift of organization and comfortable standing for long periods. Some areas with air conditioning, some without. Time: During store hours; 2 or 3 hour shifts
Back-End Dock Worker
Move clothing, household goods & furniture to departments or client vehicle.
Unload donor vehicle, load furniture client's vehicle, and unload Joseph's Coat truck. Requirement: moderate to heavy lifting...bonus: is good story teller. Time: during store hours.
Furniture Receptionist
Attend to customers or donors face-to-face and on the phone during store hours.
Responsible for answering general questions about Joseph's Coat and taking messages for Furniture Department. Time: Wednesday or Saturday mornings
Facility Volunteer
Help maintain the facility.
Has strong mechanical and problem solving skills. Works in all areas of facility. Time: varies. During store hours: 2 to 3 hour shifts and as needed
Cribs for Kids Ambassador
Teach moms & moms-to-be the ABCs of safe sleep for babies. Alone on their Backs in an empty Crib. Joseph’s Coat is a Cribs for Kids site.
Attend Training. Be available during store hours to teach the ABCs to moms with babies and moms-to-be. Also teach how to set-up a Pack-n-Play crib.
Volunteer Development Leader
Invite others that share our cause to join us in offering stepping stones for families struggling during a difficult season.
Person passionate about Joseph's Coat's cause, energetic, out-going, with strong communication skills and enjoys networking. Time: variable
Do You Have a Special Gift?
Maybe you have a special gift and are not sure where to volunteer. Let’s Talk.
Technology, Administration, Communication, Human Resources, Database Design, Social Networking, Graphic Design
Communication Coordinator
Create & communicate clear consistent message internally & externally explaining why Joseph’s Coat exists and how our stepping stones impact our community.
Lead team to create & maintain communications across multiple channels.Strong communication skills. Tailor internal and external message. Time: variable

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. -Helen Keller

Contact Us About Volunteering


Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio
240 Outerbelt St. Suite 5
(Loading Dock 6 in Rear for furniture pickup
or donation dropoff)

Columbus, OH 43213




Store Hours

Tue   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wed  9:00 am – noon

Thu   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sat    9:00 am – noon

Joseph's Coat