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Group Opportunities

Looking for a group activity or service project? We have some great ways for groups to get involved but don't require an ongoing commitment or orientation.

Prepare a Dinner

Shelter dinners are a hands-on experience. Every group who has come has asked to come back. It is both humbling and eye opening. When providing shelter dinners we do ask groups to provide all of the food and paper products needed for your particular dinner. We ask that the food be pre-made and brought to the shelter ready to serve. We have four shelters you can choose from; Men (approx. 450 men), women (approx. 75 women), Downtown family (approx. 125 individuals) or Midvale Family Shelter (approximately 300 individuals). We ask groups to arrive at shelter at 6:00pm to set up and ready to serve by 6:30pm.  The Health Department is no longer requiring permits, however they are strongly recommending that all food be prepared in a non-residential kitchen.  For more detailed guidelines on preparing meals for our families and individuals please see the Health Department’s Food Safety Guide.

Donation Drive

There is a continuous need at our shelter for donated items. Our in-kind needs list is updated seasonally, please click here to see the current list. Urgent needs are posted on our website. Groups making a donation to The Road Home, do not need to make an appointment or schedule their delivery in advance. Please feel free to deliver your donation any day of the week between 7:00am & 7:00pm. Shelters & Locations.  If your group would like a tour of our shelter when you deliver your donation, please contact one of our volunteer coordinators.

Kid's Activity

The playroom is available on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. or Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to schedule for group activities with the children. There should be a minimum of 10 volunteers but not to exceed 20. All volunteers must be 12 or older. Groups should plan on 20-30 children ages 4-12. In the past, groups have decorated cookies, brought in craft projects, made presents to give their families during holidays, and much more!

Warehouse

Do you love sorting and putting together items? Make the most of your talents by volunteering in the warehouse. Sort through donations and put together hygiene kits with the wonderful staff in the warehouse. Opportunities are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All volunteers must be 16 or older.

Holidays

Holidays are a great time to get involved, be creative, and do something really meaningful. In the past we have seen volunteers create fun children’s activities, collect donations, and much more. If you have an idea for a great holiday volunteer experience, please contact one of our volunteer coordinators. 

Be Creative

Design your own project. We are very flexible and try to accommodate any ideas!

All volunteer group leaders must go over a Boundaries and Confidentiality form with their group and return it signed.

 

When you come to volunteer at the shelter, we ask that you do not park in the Rio Grande parking lot. Please park on Rio Grande Street (455 West) or 500 West in designated parking areas. Thank you!  

Please schedule your group activity by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator Kelli Parker at kparker@theroadhome.org.