Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in UMOM’s Volunteer Program!

At UMOM New Day Centers, volunteers are the heart of our mission. We exist entirely through the generosity of individuals within the community. Through the giving of their time and talents, volunteers help homeless men, women and children find hope in the future.

Group Volunteers:
To schedule a group project please contact our Volunteer Coordinators, Michelle Hargreaves at mhargreaves@umom.org or Laura Hallstrom at lhallstrom@umom.org.

Individual Volunteers:
Individual volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation. Orientation includes a tour of the facility, review of UMOM’s policies and procedures and information on all volunteer opportunities available at UMOM.

To attend an orientation, register online for the session that best suits your schedule. We have limited capacity in each session to ensure an informative experience for everyone. Any volunteers under the age of 18 attending orientation must have a parent or guardian with them.

Please bring a completed volunteer application and two completed one- page reference checklist with you to orientation.

Download application and reference checklist.

Volunteer form

Volunteer Application

Please see below for volunteer opportunities we have available, then register for volunteer orientation.

Volunteer Opportunities at UMOM:

Programs with Youth 

Programs with Adults

Other Programs

Programs with Youth:

Read To Me

Type of help needed: Read one-on-one with a child age 4+
Requirements: None, the entire family is welcome!
Hours: Every Tuesday 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Register for Read To Me!

Child Development Center

Type of help needed: Assist teachers with art projects, reading, singing, games and play projects for children ages one to five.
Requirements: Ages 16+ only, must obtain a state of Arizona fingerprint card, and must obtain a TB Test
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm

Kid’s Den

Type of help needed: Assist teacher with after-school program in art projects, reading, games and homework.
Requirements: Ages 16+ only, must obtain a state of Arizona fingerprint card, and must obtain a TB Test
Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:30pm-5:30pm

T.A.P. (Teen Activities Program)

Type of help needed: Assist TAP coordinator with weekly activities. Coordinate and help with field trips, sports, cooking, music and other forms of entertainment. We welcome your ideas for teen activities.
Requirements: Ages 21+ only, have graduated high school, and must obtain a state of Arizona fingerprint card
Hours: Monday-Friday, 3-6pm. Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm, Summer hours are Monday – Friday 8-4pm and Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm

Teen Tutor Club

Type of help needed: Tutor teens in all subjects from 7th-12th grade. 
Requirements:
Ages 21+ only, have graduated from high school and must obtain a state of Arizona fingerprint card.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6pm – 8pm. Program does not take place in June or July. It resumes on August 8.

Programs with Adults:

Support Services

Type of help needed: Support employment, education and life skills activities for adults and other duties as assigned. 
Requirements: 
Ages 18+ only, have graduated high school, and must obtain a state of Arizona fingerprint card

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, hours and days dependent on needs

Employment Services

Type of help needed: Hold computer lab hours, clean computer lab, fill job boards, assist with resume and cover letter writing, conduct mock job interviews and be a class presenter.
Requirements: Ages 18+ only, have graduated high school and must obtain a state of Arizona fingerprint card.
Hours: Currently seeking evening and/or weekend volunteer(s)

Docent

Type of help needed: Serve UMOM residents and assist Resident Assistant/Security staff in their duties. Help screen visitors and volunteers and answer questions/provide direction. Offer non-program related assistance to residents to enhance customer service, as needed. Accept donations, event assistance and other projects as assigned.
Requirements: Ages 18+ only, must obtain an AZ state fingerprint card, and be able to lift 50 lbs.
Hours: 7 days a week, 7am-7pm

Other Programs:

Clothes Closet

Type of help needed: Help sort donated items.
Requirements: Ages 14+ only.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm

Kitchen

Type of help needed: Support kitchen staff in food preparation, serving and other duties as needed.
Requirements: Volunteers must be 13 years and older to volunteer in the kitchen
Hours: Dinner: 7 days a week from 4pm-7pm , Lunch: Monday-Friday from 10:30am-1pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday from 9:30-12pm

In-Kind Donation Assistant

Type of help needed: Moving, repairing, organizing, and inventorying furniture and other donated items.
Requirements:  Must be comfortable with physical labor, being outdoors, and able to lift at least 50 lbs.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm

Maintenance

Type of help needed: Interior and exterior painting, landscaping, property clean up, repair work and miscellaneous immediate needs for the facility.
Requirements: Must be comfortable with physcial labor and be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm, hours and days are dependant on needs

Administrative

Type of help needed: Sorting mail, filing, assembling packets of information and other various tasks.
Requirements: None.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm

Special Projects

Volunteers needed for special short term projects such as assisting with major fundraising events, donation drives and third party events

Learn more about our other special volunteer opportunities:

Faith Based

Type of help needed: Host a faith based service for UMOM families
Requirements: Ages 18+ only and must obtain an AZ state fingerprint card
Hours: Hours vary

Off Site Programs:

Watkins Emergency Shelter Volunteer Opportunities

Host a Meal
Type of help needed: Meal sponsors for dinners and Saturday lunches

Requirements: Contact Michelle Hargreaves at mhargreaves@umom.org for details 

Housing Program Volunteer Opportunities:

Afterschool Program
Type of help needed
: Support staff in caring for youth at the Fillmore and/or Sahuaro properties.

Requirements: Ages 16+ only and must obtain a state of Arizona fingerprint card.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 3:30pm- 5:30pm

If you have any questions about volunteering at UMOM or would like to register for orientation by phone please contact Michelle Hargreaves at (602) 889-0859 or e-mail mhargreaves@umom.org. Thank you for your support!