The Road Home

Volunteer Opportunities

The Road Home Dane County was founded in 1999 as Interfaith Hospitality Network, a group of congregations providing overflow shelter to families without housing. Although our agency has evolved a great deal over the past 23 years, volunteering has always been central to our mission and our identity. 

Like many other social service agencies in our community, The Road Home is slowly building out new volunteer programming following the long COVID-induced pause. While in-person opportunities are currently limited, we hope to offer a more robust calendar of volunteer activities in the months ahead as folks feel more and more comfortable gathering together in shared spaces. For now, we welcome folks in our community interested in supporting our work in a volunteer capacity to take the following steps:

  1. Please download and carefully review The Road Home Volunteer Handbook.  


  1. After reviewing the Handbook, please complete The Road Home Volunteer Interest Form. At the end of the form, you will be prompted to virtually sign an acknowledgement that you have read the Handbook and a separate acknowledgement stating that you agree to The Road Home’s Volunteer Confidentiality policy.


  1. Upon The Road Home’s receipt of your form response, you will receive an invitation from our Community Engagement Manager to schedule a brief video call to discuss your volunteer interests and availability and answer any questions you may have about our agency


  1. Should you both determine that volunteering with our agency is a good fit, you will begin to receive email communications about our volunteer opportunities (often at least a few weeks in advance of the volunteering date).


  1. You may also elect to follow us on social media, and on Facebook you’ll see that we sometimes post volunteer opportunities, including ones that are more “last minute” or pressing.


  1. Sign up for your first volunteer experience by replying to any Community Engagement Manager email requests or Facebook post and confirming the details of the opportunity.


  1. Come enjoy your first volunteer experience!


If you have any questions about this process, you are welcome to contact our Community Engagement Manager, Kyle VonRuden, at or 715-896-7528. 

If your business or community group would like to get involved in our work, we may also have opportunities for you. Check out our Groups and Businesses section. Moreover, congregations have been central to our mission since our founding in 1999. Learn more about opportunities to support our mission as a congregation here.

We appreciate your interest in supporting our work to end family homelessness in Dane County. We hope to connect with you soon!