Group Volunteer Options

We have volunteer opportunities that don't require an ongoing commitment or orientation!

We kindly ask all volunteer groups to:
-Confirm with our Volunteer Coordinators the week before each activity.
-Let our Volunteer Coordinators know if you would like to be added to a cancellation list, in case a last-minute activity slot becomes available.

Group Volunteer Options

Volunteering is a great way to help those who are in need, meet new and amazing people, and have fun!

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ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

Prepare & Serve a Dinner to Families

Midvale Family Resource Center

Prepare & Serve a Dinner to Families

Shelter dinners are a hands-on experience. Every group who has come has asked to come back. It is both humbling and eye opening. When providing shelter dinners, we do ask groups to provide all of the food and paper products needed for your particular dinner. We ask that the food be pre-made and brought to the shelter ready to serve. Please plan on serving approximately 200 individuals. We ask groups to arrive at shelter at 6:00pm to set up and ready to serve by 6:30pm. The Health Department is no longer requiring permits; however, they are strongly recommending that all food be prepared in a non-residential kitchen. For more detailed guidelines on preparing meals for our families and individuals please see the Health Department’s Food Safety Guide. We do not offer dinners on the weekends.

Adult To-Go Meals

Men's Resource Center

Adult To-Go Meals

Thank you so much for your willingness to provide To-Go Meals for the single men at the Men’s Resource Center. Many of the individuals staying at the Men’s Resource Center may be away from the facility during meal times for a variety of reasons (they are employed, doctor’s appointments, job interviews, applying for an apartment) and your generosity helps us to ensure that everyone has a chance to eat. We ask for 30 to-go meals per day. Due to security and confidentiality concerns, groups will not be allowed to distribute the lunches to the individuals. The Health Department is no longer requiring permits; however, they are strongly recommending that all food be prepared in a non-residential kitchen. For more detailed guidelines on preparing to-go meals please see the Health Department’s Food Safety Guide

Help Serve a Meal

Men's Resource Center / Gail Miller Resource Center

Help Serve a Meal

*If you or someone you live with is in the high-risk category, we recommend that you do NOT volunteer at this time. 

This opportunity invites individuals and mid-sized community groups to volunteer at our facilities by helping with meal prep and service, Monday-Sunday. All volunteers will be met in front of The Road Home service location and brought into the building through the rear entrance. All volunteers will be asked to wear a mask, gloves and follow social distancing protocols set in place by the health department, the CDC and The Road Home. Listed below is an overview of our program and helpful tips to prepare you for this engaging service opportunity:

  • Lunch – Volunteers arrive at 11:30am, meal service begins at noon, and clean up begins at 1pm
  • Dinner – Volunteers arrive at 4:30pm, meal service begins at 5pm, and clean up begins at 6pm

Meal volunteers must be at least 12 years old. To sign up to serve a meal, please click on the links below.

Gail Miller Resource Center: Meal Sign Up

Men’s Resource Center: Meal Sign Up

For further information please email: [email protected]

Box Dinners for the Families

Midvale Family Resource Center

Box Dinners for the Families

Because of COVID-19 restrictions for shelter guests as well as for volunteers, boxed meals are extremely helpful for families. There are no dietary restrictions. Please check the current number of dinners requested on your service day prior to purchasing food. In each box dinner,

Sack Lunches

Midvale Family Resource Center

Sack Lunches

Make sack lunches for preschool children staying at the Midvale Family Resource Center. Please check the current number of lunches requested on your service days prior to purchasing food. Due to security and confidentiality concerns, groups will not be allowed to distribute the lunches to the individual children. For detailed guidelines, please see the Health Department’s Food Safety Guide.

Warehouse

Midvale Family Resource Center / South Salt Lake Resource Center / Gail Miller Resource Center

Warehouse

Small groups of ten or fewer are gratefully needed in our warehouses at the Men’s Resource Center, Gail Miller Resource Center, and Midvale Family Resource Center for shifts of two or more hours. You will assist warehouse staff in accepting and sorting donations, organizing clothing, and identifying needed items. Volunteer opportunities are available daily. All volunteers must be 12 or older and wear closed-toed shoes. We ask for a two-hour minimum commitment.

Midvale Family Resource Center: Warehouse Sign-Up

Men’s Resource Center: Warehouse Sign-Up

Gail Miller Resource Center: Warehouse Sign-Up

Special Events

Special Events

We always need large groups of volunteers for special events. Each year we have several special events including Comcast Cares Day in the spring, The Great Annual Salt Lake Chili Affair in the fall, Candy Cane Corner, and the Holiday Mediathon during the month of December. These events are the perfect opportunity for businesses or other large groups to volunteer, experience the event, and help The Road Home raise vital funds to support the programs and services we have to help people overcome homelessness. Please contact a volunteer coordinator for more information about each of our special events and how your group can help.

Kids’ Activity

Midvale Family Resource Center

Kids’ Activity

The Midvale Family Resource Center playroom is available on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6–7pm or 7–8pm to schedule group activities with the kids. We can accommodate groups of 10–20 volunteers ages 12 or older. Plan on 30–40 children ages 5–12. Ideas include decorating cookies, craft projects, creating gifts for families during holidays, and more!

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

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Sharon

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