Thank you for your interest in volunteering at UMOM!

At UMOM New Day Centers, volunteers are the heart of our mission to provide homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential. 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.

All volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation to volunteer at UMOM. Orientation covers the following: a tour of the facility, review the policies and the procedures of UMOM and the opportunity to learn about the volunteer opportunities in greater detail. Any volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian accompany them to orientation.

We encourage you to register online for the orientation session that best suits your schedule. We have limited capacity in each session to ensure an enjoyable and informative experience for everyone.

Please bring a completed one-page volunteer application and two completed one-page reference checklist. Click here to download the application and reference checklist.

Volunteer form

Volunteer Application

Please read below to see what volunteer opportunities we currently have available, then register for a volunteer orientation by clicking here.

Learn more about our other special volunteer opportunities:


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, and 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: Monday – Friday 1:00-4:00pm, Tuesday evening 5:00-9:00pm, Saturday, Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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 an AZ state fingerprint card, and must obtain a TB Test
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-11:30am

Kid’s Den

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

Play Care

Type of Help Needed: Varied hours of daycare for children infants through 12 years old.
Requirements: Ages 16+ only
Hours: Varied.

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 here!

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 18+ only and have graduated high school
Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30p.m. Extended hours available.

Teen Tutor Club

Type of Help Needed: Tutor teens in all subjects from 7-12th grade.
Requirements: Ages 18+ only and have graduated high school
Hours: Monday – Thursday from 6-8pm

Donation Assistant

Type of Help Needed: Sorting and displaying donated clothing and household items. Working with families to find items needed. Serving as a greeter for various donations that are dropped off.
Requirements: None.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm, Hours are flexible.

Life Skills Presenters & Adult Education

Type of help needed: Volunteers with skills and experience to teach adult classes in: self esteem, budgeting, job readiness, nutrition/exercise, parenting skills, computer skills, personal grooming and basic hygiene (make-overs), dress for success, or if you have a specialty that would apply, please let us know. We are currently in great need of GED tutors for adults.
Requirements: Ages 18+ only and have graduated high school
Hours: Limited to business hours Monday-Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Painting & 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

Serve a Meal

Type of Help Needed: Help Kitchen Manager in food preparation, serving and duties as needed.
Requirements: None.
Hours: Monday-Friday lunch: 10:30am-1:00pm

Employment Services

Type of Help Needed: Hold computer lab hours, clean computer lab, fill job boards, assist with resume & cover letter writing, mock job interviews, and be a class presenter.
Requirements: Ages 18+ only and have graduated high school
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, hours and days dependent on needs

Wellness Center

Type of Help Needed: Greet clients, help with children, organize & help clean center. Professional services welcome.
Requirements: Age 18+ only
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, hours and days dependant on needs


Type of Help Needed: Answering phones, 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

Women’s Auxiliary

Join women from around the Valley as they raise public awareness and funds for UMOM. There are two levels of membership, Active and Associate. The group meets monthly, does volunteer projects and hosts fundraisers which include the Walk for Homeless Families & Birdsong Luncheon. Learn more here.


The Ambassadors are lay persons from faith groups around the Valley. Their mission is to share information about what is happening at UMOM with their congregations. The group meets quarterly at UMOM to learn about special events, special program needs, and other activities which are of interest. Learn more here.

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