There are many ways you may choose to volunteer your time and talents with Adopt-A-Native-Elder. It is also an opportunity for you to meet people of all ages in a supportive environment. The mission and activities of the Program are highly dependent on the hundreds of volunteers who donate thousands of hours throughout the year. A variety of opportunities exist for volunteers and many skills are needed to accomplish the wide spectrum of work to complete the mission of the Program.
VOLUNTEER AT OUR SALT LAKE CITY WAREHOUSE (328 West Gregson Ave. Salt Lake City, UT 84115)
Your volunteerism greatly helps us to support Elders on the Navajo Reservation. When we work together, we have the power to create a better world.
Activities include such things as packing food boxes, packing medical boxes, filling backpacks for school children, filling Christmas stockings, packing Grandma and Grandpa boxes, and many more activities.
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder warehouse is centrally located just off I15 in Salt Lake City at 328 W. Gregson Ave (3100 South & 300 West).
Tuesday: Mornings from 9:00 am to 11:30 am or afternoons from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Fridays: Mornings from 9:00 am to 11:30 am or afternoons from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
Please click the link below to join us!
ATTEND A FOODRUN: A JOURNEY OF THE HEART
One of the principal purposes of the Program is to provide food, clothing and supplies to Elders on the Navajo Reservation through the Food Runs held every spring and fall. On our spring and fall Food Runs to 13 reservation communities, volunteers help us to deliver the Rainbow Food boxes, simple medical supplies, wheelchairs, yarn and other special giveaways to the Elders. For the volunteers, the Food Runs provide a wonderful opportunity to serve the Elders. For those who have adopted an Elder, Food Runs are an opportunity to meet their grandmas or grandpas.
You will be enriched by your experiences on the Reservation and with the Navajo people as much as the Elders benefit from you. It is truly a cross-cultural meeting of hearts and hands.