Together with volunteers like you, we serve over ten thousand youth and adults living in Utah annually. From sorting donations to serving meals to mentoring, your time, talents, and skills help make Utah a better place for all! Volunteers of America, Utah is not able to validate court-appointed volunteer hours.

Women's Emergency Shelter

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    Prep a Meal

    Prep weekly meals at the WRC for women experiencing homelessness. Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to noon. Tasks include: washing, peeling, and chopping produce; cupping condiment containers; setting up for meal service, working in the dish room, and more. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

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    Serve a Meal

    Serve a meal at the WRC to women experiencing homelessness. As a meal service volunteer, you provide positive community engagement and help us meet nutritional needs. Our kitchen facility can accommodate single volunteers and groups of up to 10 individuals, ages 16 and up. Meals are served to up to 200 women.

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    Sort Donations

    Our donation center at the WRC needs volunteers to help load and unload incoming donations, sort donations, organize and refill clothing and hygiene bins, etc. Volunteers must be 8 years of age and up, and should be physically able to stand for two hours be able to assist with minimal heavy lifting. Perfect for groups of 8 or fewer.

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Youth Emergency Shelter

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    Provide and Serve a Meal

    Serving a meal at the YRC is a unique experience. First and foremost, groups that sign up to serve a meal are expected to cook and serve the meal, which is different from the Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center or Recovery on Redwood meal service opportunities. This is an opportunity for families, friends, work groups, church groups, clubs, and other groups of 4-10 people over 16 to serve a well-balanced meal for 30-50 homeless youth. Our kitchen has all the necessary items to prepare your meal. Our YRC Community Engagement Staff is here to coordinate with you whether you bring a fully equipped meal or cook one in our kitchen. Copy and paste this PDF for more information: https://bit.ly/4aKhtVG

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    Mentor a Youth

    Our Amplified Mentoring Program connects young people ages 10 through 17 with a one-to-one volunteer mentor—with you. When youth know someone cares about them and recognizes their contributions, they are more likely to develop their skills, make healthy choices, and achieve self-sufficiency. Mentors must be at least 21 years old and willing to meet with a mentee for at least 6 to 8 hours a month for 9 months.*

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Men's Detox Center

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    Serve a Meal

    Serve a meal at Redwood to people in recovery. As a meal service volunteer, you provide positive community engagement and help us meet nutritional needs. Our kitchen facility can accommodate single volunteers and groups of up to 5 individuals, ages 18 and up. Meals are served to up to 100 people.

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    Sort Donations

    This on-site volunteer opportunity is best supported by individual volunteers or groups of three or fewer. Donation room volunteer tasks include receiving donations (loading and unloading) and sorting and organizing incoming and outgoing community donations. Volunteers can expect to be active and standing for up to two hours. Some heavy team lifting may be necessary.

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    Sack Lunch Program

    A perfect off-site opportunity for youth groups that don't meet our 16-year-old age requirement or large groups of volunteers that exceed on-site space limitations. Sack lunches are handed out to our communities most vulnerable populations by VOA Utah staff. 1. Sack lunches are assembled off-site and delivered to our Recovery on Redwood facility. 2. Sack lunches must be dropped off within 48 hours of assembly. Click the link below for more information.

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Women's Detox Center

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    Provide and Serve Dinner

    This is an on-site volunteer opportunity. This opportunity is best supported by small groups of five volunteers or fewer. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Volunteers for this opportunity will be responsible for planning the meal, preparing the meal, serving the dinner, and cleaning up afterward. We ask volunteers to provide a meal for at least thirty (30) servings, and the meal should include protein, vegetables (or salad), and starch.

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    Prepare and Drop Off A Meal

    This is an off-site weekend opportunity. Would you like to share your favorite comfort meals with our clients? Our clients love chicken and broccoli rice bowls, mashed potatoes, and gravy with chicken. Of course, we will leave the meal planning up to you.

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    Garden Group

    Come garden with us at the CWC! We provide support for homeless and low-income women who need to complete the detoxification process, take care of their children, and move closer to self-sufficiency. Its community garden helps our clients feel closer to the earth. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. (Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.) Volunteer opportunities are closed until spring.

At Volunteers of America, Utah, we strive to be sensitive to the needs of all the individuals we work with. For this reason, it is critical that we select volunteers who are able to connect well with our clients and amplify their success through volunteer service. Thank you for your interest in serving vulnerable individuals in your community. 

*Mentors who wish to work directly with clients in the Amplified Mentoring Program must complete a Utah Department of Human Services Office of Licensing background screening, record two sets of fingerprints, and pay a fee of $42.25 to cover the processing prior to direct client work.

*Volunteers of America, Utah is not able to validate court-appointed volunteer hours.

*Past Volunteers of America, Utah clients who want to volunteer must wait two years to return to help with current programs.

For general volunteer questions please contact us at:
Phone: 801.440.1451