Volunteers of America Youth Resource Center
888 S. 400 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
United States of America

Please join us to prepare, serve and clean up for a lunch for the clients at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Youth Shelter.  The following information from the VOA is a description of service:

Prior to signing up for the YRC Group Meal Service, it's crucial to watch the sign-up video for essential information on the process, meal options, and important details.

Unlike many food service opportunities, volunteers at the YRC are responsible for both providing and serving meals.  Thank you, we couldn't do it without you! 

 Watch our orientation video:

Kitchen Orientation Video - click here 

Trauma and Cultural Awareness at the YRC - click here

 YRC Meal Service - Printabledownload button — English

 Meal Preparation and Service Guidelines:

  • Volunteers are responsible for providing, preparing, and serving the meal. Our volunteer pantry has ingredients that can be used to make meals. Items and quantities are limited. If you plan to use materials on hand at the YRC, please check with a coordinator at least 48 hours in advance. 
  • Client Numbers: Follow this link to get current numbers, client food allergies, and dietary restrictions hereLunch:   45-50 clients; lactose client & vegetarians
  • Volunteers must be age 16 and up. An adult must accompany people under 18.
  • Meals should include a vegetarian option for clients with food restrictions.
  • Any food prepared offsite must be stored at appropriate food temperatures and served within 24 hours of the prep date (food safety standards).
  • You are responsible for cleaning the kitchen area, including washing and storing dishes, sweeping, mopping, and wiping down the countertops/cookware. Clients clean the dining space. 
  • No photos or videos of our clients are permitted. You may take pictures of your group in the kitchen (and we're happy to help take pictures for you!), but please respect the privacy of our clients and ensure they are not included in these pictures. Media is not permitted to cover a volunteer shift.


  • 12:00 pm – Volunteer group arrival and meal prep
  • 1:00 pm – Meal service begins
  • 1:30 pm – Second servings
  • 2:00 pm – Clean-up begins