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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: 

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

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


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

This is also a great program, similar to our Family Shelter front desk, and lets you experience what happens at our Emergency Services office. This opportunity requires a conscientious volunteer with a level head as you work with a diverse population in a variety of situations. For two hours per week, front desk volunteers greet and assist clients, answer phone calls and assist with other needs.

  • Hours from 8:00am - 10:00am and 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • 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

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 our Volunteer Coordinators at volunteer@theroadhome.org.