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Partnership Liaisons manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Partnership Liaisons work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Partnership Liaisons volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.  

Partnership Liaisons are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require engagement during the summer months (see application for details). 

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Partnership Liaisons are expected to: 
  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program). 
  • Recruit, orient, train, and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.  
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours. 
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator. 
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines. 
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current, and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID). 
  • Track and submit monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers. 
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator. 
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details). 
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center 
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver) 
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)  

Commitments 
Weekly 
  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming) 
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner) 
Monthly 
  • Issue Area Meeting 
  • Hours Logs/Reflections 
Semester 
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Saturday Service Project (Fall) & MLK Saturday Service Project (Spring) 
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester) 
  • 2 hours outreach (per semester) 
Year 
  • Student Leader Orientation (Dates TBD)  
  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year.
     

 

1. Special Olympics Utah U.L.E.
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program? 
Keeping in mind I have only worked during Covid times—probably 1-2 hours 
Typically 5-8 – more during the weeks of event management (1 event each fall/spring) 

Who does your program serve?
Children and adults with intellectual disabilities. With the University Leadership and Engagement designation we also have the ability to serve students of the U. 

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
Aside from the Fall Classic and State Basketball Tournament, no. These dates are set by Special Olympics Utah.  

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities? 
Working with Special Olympics Utah to plan and organize Statewide events.  

 

1. ESL Guadalupe
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program?
Volunteering is 2 hours a week. Additional responsibilities about 3 hours per week.

Who does your program serve? 
Low income adult immigrants who want to learn English.

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
We would like our PL to be available as a volunteer on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 7-9 PM.

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
Being a tutor of English to a small group of Guadalupe adult students.

2. Palmer Court Kids' Book Club
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program?
1-3 hours per week

Who does your program serve? 
Children 6-12 years old 

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
No. The community partner will work with you regarding scheduling. 

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
May have to plan activities aside from reading in order to keep kids engaged. 

1. Girl Scouts Outreach
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program?
2-4 hours 

Who does your program serve? 
Girl Scouts members ages 5-17 in Title I elementary schools and community centers

Are there specific days/times that you must be available?
The majority of troops meet between 1:30pm and 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Outreach troops generally meet one hour per week (plus any preparation time) for the duration of the program.

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
If not already, you must apply to be a troop leader.

 

1. Green Urban Lunchbox
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program? 
1-3 hours depending on the season. 

Who does your program serve? 
Senior citizens. 

Are there specific days/times that you must be available? 
Sign up for a committed volunteer time specific to the garden you want. 

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?
Volunteer in a garden from April-October.

2. Social Justice Garden - Mountain View
On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program? 
4 hours per week.

Who does your program serve? 

Our partners are the Glendale & Mountain View Community Learning Centers.

A Community Learning Center is a philosophy, a place, and a set of partnerships between a school and other community resources. The community learning center model builds on the core instructional program of a school by adding educational and life skill enrichment for the entire family.

This program specifically works with the Social Justice Garden which provides educational opportunities and nutritious food options to the students and community.


Are there specific days/times that you must be available? 
Varies.

What are your unique duties as the Program Liaison that are separate from your Bennion Center-specific responsibilities?

You will work directly with the Community Partner to set goals and expectations for your role and the program!


 

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Last Updated: 4/29/21