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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, September 4, 2016 at 5:00pm

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 5:00pm

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 5:00pm

There will be no volunteer orientations in December or January

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 - Downtown 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

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  

Literacy Night - Kids' Book Club - Midvale Center

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 - Midvale Center

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

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 volunteer@theroadhome.org.