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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. Please park on Rio Grande Street (455 West) or 500 West in designated parking areas. Thank you!

Our Volunteer Orientation Schedule: 

July - No Orientation

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 5:00pm

Thursday, October 15, 2015 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 - Friday 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 signupgenius.com 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

Literacy Night - Kids' Book Club

The goal of this program is to help children, ages 5 - 12 years old, become interested in reading. Volunteers read a story with the children. Afterward, art and snack activities centered on the theme or characters in the story follow to reinforce the enjoyment of reading.

  • Mondays, 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Weekly, one-hour commitment for a minimum of 3 months

Playroom Activities

Play games, coordinate learning activities, facilitate arts and crafts, be a mentor to the children who are staying with us. Children are 4 - 12 years old.

  • Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • Weekly, one-hour commitment for a minimum of 3 months

Preschool Playgroup

The goal of this program is to facilitate activities for about 20 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- 10:00am- 11:45am
  • 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:

Chelsey Rasmussen at crasmussen@theroadhome.org

Craig Foster at cfoster@theroadhome.org