We need your help! Come serve a meal the new Men's Resource Center

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The Road Home

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The Road Home

This opportunity invites individuals and small community groups to volunteer at the new Men's Resource Center (MRC), operated by The Road Home. Volunteers will help with meal prep and service for up to 300 men, who are experiencing homelessness. Our kitchen facility can accommodate 6 volunteers at a time with plenty of tasks to keep everyone busy. Listed below is an overview of our program and helpful tips to prepare you for this engaging service opportunity.

Meal Service Timeline (Please note that times are subject to change and we will notify you in advance with any updates)


  • Volunteer arrival time: 11:30 PM
  • Meal service begins: 12:00 PM
  • Clean up begins: 1:00 PM


  • Volunteer arrival time: 4:30 PM
  • Dinner Service: 5:00 PM
  • Clean up begins: 6:00 PM

Meal Service Tasks

  1. Please arrive on time to ensure we are able to serve meals on time
  2. Serving: Meal line service (place entrĂ©e on the clients’ plates)
  3. Stocking: Replenish utensils, plates, bowls and cups as needed
  4. Dishes: Perform routine dishwashing procedures (load and unload dishwasher, put away and restock clean dishes and utensils)
  5. Dining Room: Retrieve and return abandoned trays and dishes to the dish room, wipe down and sanitize dining room tables, floor care
  6. Clean-up: Breakdown assigned kitchen areas (clean and sanitize countertops & prep stations, empty garbage and recycling bins)

Meal Service Guidelines

  1. Meal volunteers must be at least 12 years old to be in the kitchen
  2. To ensure the privacy of the people we serve, photos/videos with shelter guests are not permitted at any time. Please reach out for specific photo guidelines.
  3. Appropriate kitchen attire recommended. For safety, closed toe shoes are considered appropriate footwear in the kitchen.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your shift, please do so at least 48 hours in advance.

Please direct any questions to Susannah, the MRC Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@theroadhome.org.

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About The Road Home


210 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, UT 84101, US

Mission Statement

The Road Home is a private non-profit social service agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. Our mission is to help people step out of homelessness and back into our community.


Originally established in 1923 to assist stranded travelers, the Road Home has grown to address a spectrum of needs that people experiencing homelessness encounter as they work to restore their lives. In addition to operating the largest shelter in Utah, the Road Home has developed a comprehensive housing program that helps people move into housing as quickly as possible.

Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


3380 South 1000 WestSouth Salt Lake, UT 84119



  • Food Service
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • Come as often as you would like. We love to have ongoing volunteers and small one-time groups.
  • All food and supplies are required.

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