Volunteer

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 individual 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.

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.

Critical Need:

  • 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: Tuesday – Saturday. 9-3pm

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Programs with Youth 

Programs with Adults

Other Programs

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, 9:00am-12:00pm

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

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 21+ only, have graduated high school, and must obtain an AZ state 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 7-12th grade.
Requirements: Ages 21+ only, have graduated high school, and must obtain an AZ state fingerprint card
Hours: Monday – Thursday from 6-8pm, Program does not take place in June or July. It will resume on August 8

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 an AZ state fingerprint card
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, hours and days dependent on needs
Hours: Limited to business hours Monday-Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm.

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

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: Tuesday – Saturday. 9-3pm

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, 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

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

Kitchen

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 4:00-7:00pm , Lunch: Monday-Friday from 10:30am-1:00pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday from 9:30-12:00pm

Administrative

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

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

After School 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 an AZ state fingerprint card
Hours: Monday through Friday from 3:30-5:30pm

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:

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!