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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.

2020 Volunteer Orientation Schedule:

  • Thursday, February 6th
  • Thursday, March 5th
  • Thursday, April 2nd
  • Thursday, May 7th
All volunteer orientations are held at 5:00pm at The Road Home's Midvale Family Center (529 West 7300 South, Midvale) in our playroom.
 
*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.*
 

Bennion Center Volunteer Orientation Schedule:

  • Wednesday, February 26th at 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 25th at 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 15th at 1:00pm

All Bennion Center orientations take place at the University of Utah Bennion Center.

*Please note that these orientations are reserved for University of Utah students.

Teen Night Out - Midvale Family Center 

The goal of this program is to facilitate activities for 13-17 year old shelter guests. Activities are usually off shelter grounds (laser tag, haunted house, movie, aquarium etc.) and there may be a fee associated.

  • Wednesdays from 6:30pm-9:00pm (approx.)
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Weekly commitment for a minimum of 3 months

Playgroup with the Littles - Midvale Family Center 

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.

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at our Midvale Center
  • 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. 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 in shelter with their family. Children are 5-12 years old.

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

 

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