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 downtown shelter the best place to park is at the Gateway Mall's garage off of 200 South. Please walk over to the side door on 200 South, press the buzzer, and let staff know you are there to volunteer! Thank you!
Our Volunteer Orientation Schedule:
There are no orientations in July
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:00pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:00pm
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:00pm
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:00pm
* 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. *
Our Bennion Center Volunteer Orientation Schedule:
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 3:00pm
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 1:00pm
All Bennion Center orientations take place at the University of Utah Bennion Center.
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.
The goal of this program is 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 two other lead program volunteers.
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. Art and snack activities centered on the theme or characters in the story follow to reinforce the enjoyment of reading.
Play games, coordinate learning activities, facilitate arts and crafts, be a mentor to the children who are staying in shelter with their family. Children are 5-12 years old.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.