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Ongoing Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to help those who are in need, meet new and amazing people, and have fun!

All volunteers involved in the following weekly activities must complete a volunteer orientation and background check before volunteering.  When you come to volunteer at the shelter, we ask that you do not park in the Rio Grande parking lot. The best place to park is at the Gateway Mall's "Summer Parking" garage off of 200 South and walk over.  Please enter the first set of double doors on Rio Grande.  Thank you!

Our Volunteer Orientation Schedule: 

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 5:00pm

There will be no volunteer orientation in July

Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

All volunteer orientations are held at The Road Home (210 S. Rio Grande St., SLC) in our board room.

* Volunteers do not need to sign up in advance for an orientation or bring additional documentation with them. Background checks are completed through an online system after the orientation. *

Front Desk at Family Shelter

If you like to multi-task and want to experience the heart of the shelter, you will love this volunteer program! For two hours per week, front desk volunteers greet donors, volunteers, and residents. They also assist staff with phone calls and other needs.

  • Open hours from 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Weekly, two-hour commitment for a minimum of 3 months
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Shifts scheduled Monday - Sunday based on availability

Front Desk at Emergency Services

Emergency Services volunteers work at the front desk for the single men's shelter and the single women's shelter. This opportunity requires a conscientious volunteer with a level head as you work with a diverse population in a variety of situations. For a minimum of two hours per week, front desk volunteers greet and assist clients, answer phone calls and assist with other needs. Volunteers will assist staff as clients check in for a bed for the day and will assist with a security screening to keep the shelter safe. Volunteers sign up for available shifts using and will be emailed the last week of each month to sign up for the next month. 

  • Men's Shelter Shifts: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
  • Women's Shelter Shifts start every two hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ends at 8:00 p.m.)
  • Weekly, two-hour commitment for a minimum of 3 months
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Shifts scheduled Monday - Friday based on availability

Preschool Playgroup

The goal of this program is at our downtown shelter and Midvale Center to facilitate activities for children ages 2 to 5, who are not yet in school. Activities include story time, free play, songs, crafts and more! The children are also served snacks. Serve with at least 2 other, lead program volunteers.

  • Monday - Friday - 11:00am- 12:45pm
  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • Sign up for shifts based on availability
  • Weekly commitment for a minimum of 3 months  

On-Call Language Interpreter

Are you bilingual? Trilingual? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! For incoming clients and meetings with case management, you help with translation. No set hours and all languages needed!


For questions about our ongoing volunteer opportunities or orientation schedule, please contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators at