Volunteer at Hospitality House


1. Please submit a Volunteer Application

2. Our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to invite you to an onsite orientation before volunteer service begins.

3. Take a look at our current openings and start volunteering! If cooking at Utah’s Place, volunteers must obtain a ServSafe Certification prior to the start of volunteer service. Food Handler link: ServSafe® – ServSafe® – ServSafe Food Handler 

*For anyone interested in coming in for Thanksgiving Day, please fill out a Volunteer Application and complete the ServSafe Certification before November 23*



Donation Door Greeters- Urgent Need

We’re urgently looking for Donation Door Greeters to help greet donors at the door, take/accept donations, provide tax receipts and help sort. This volunteer position will be at carried out at our admin office (located at 488 Crown Point Circle, Suite 100).

Times and dates needed:

Tuesdays: 10am-2pm

Wednesdays: 10am-2pm

Thursdays: 10am-2pm

Training will be provided, no experience needed! If this sounds like the job for you, please fill out an application.


Dinner team volunteers – Grab your friends and pick one night per month (or more!) to prepare dinner for our guests at Utah’s Place. Teams are made up of at least six people who donate, prepare and serve dinner for an average of 90 guests. We need dinner prepared every night, so come join the fun in the kitchen!  This generally takes three to four hours per dinner, beginning around 1 PM, with food for Sierra Guest Home, our senior housing complex, ready for transport (by our transportation van) at 4:30pm and serving dinner at the shelter between 5pm and 5:30pm. Often one of our shelter guests will assist with washing dishes. Each volunteer on your cook team is required to have a ServSafe Food Handler Certificate in order to cook and serve food. The 2-hour course is online and costs $15.

Kitchen Assistant – URGENT NEED

If you’d like to volunteer in the kitchen without creating a team, you can assist our Culinary Specialist with making meals. The ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate is also necessary for this role. Generally, kitchen assistants come in one day per week for 3-4 hours. Over the course of the past fiscal year, our humble shelter kitchen served over 79,344 meals. You can help provide nourishing and comforting meals to our homeless guests. URGENT NEED TIMES and dates: 1-4pm Monday-Sunday

Enrichment- Teachers, Artists and Musicians

Be a part of our enrichment program by teaching and sharing your skills and passions to our guests. Enrichment happens every afternoon, at the shelter, sometime between 5 PM and 8 PM. This can be a one-time event or an ongoing class you’d like to continue teaching and each session can be as short or long as desired. This is a fabulous opportunity to get to know our homeless community that live among you and enrich their lives. This area is wide open, so contact us with your ideas and we’ll see how we can make them work. We’re currently looking for BINGO NIGHT volunteers, musicians and artists.

Donation Drives

Create and lead a donation drive for us! Needed items vary by season and need. Please visit our donation page to view our list of needed items here: Donations 

October Volunteer Calendar


Get in Touch

1262 Sutton Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Shelter Line: (530) 271-7144

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