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Community Partner Programs

Partner Liaisons - 4 positions still available

Partner Liaisons (PLs) work collaboratively to connect volunteers from the U of U to nonprofits, schools, and government organizations to support the Bennion Center’s mission of inspiring and mobilizing people to strengthen communities. PLs lead efforts in volunteer recruitment, onboarding, retention, and recognition for the program/partner with which they are paired. Depending on the community partner, PLs may also support the planning and implementation of programming.  


PLs will gain valuable real-world skills including volunteer management, organization, communication, professional relationship building, facilitation, and how to equitably engage with the community.  


This is an unpaid, volunteer leadership position. If this is a barrier to your participation, we offer a limited number of need-based Helping Hand scholarships that range from $50 to $500 in the fall & spring.


Other than noted responsibilities (weekly office hour, Issue Area meetings, workshops) the responsibilities to the Bennion Center can be completed remotely. Most volunteer work with the community partner will take place in person, check the position specific description to see any required availability. 


Qualifications:   

  • Must be a degree-seeking University of Utah student. Position is open to undergraduate and graduate students.  
  • We strongly recommend prospective PLs volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying.  
  • Support the Bennion Center’s values of Hope, Action, Collaboration, and Integrity, and our commitment to anti-racism.   

Partner Liaison Responsibilities:  

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).  
  • Recruit, orient, train, and retain volunteers as necessary to meet community partner needs.  
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.  
  • Maintain regular communication with your staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.  
  • Complete three 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 the 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.  
  • Some programs may have additional requirements including background checks, motor pool certification, or youth protection.  

Time Commitment Breakdown:   

PLs are expected to serve 3-5 hours a week, depending on the program. Many programs also require engagement during the summer months (see application for details) although remote engagement might be possible depending on the program.  

  • Weekly  
    • 1 office hour held at Bennion Center, duties may include: 
    • Complete programmatic responsibilities 
    • Meet with prospective volunteers 
    • Program volunteer 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)  
  • Yearly  
    • Student Leader Orientation (Dates TBD)   
    • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings 
       

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program? (Including all BC responsibilities)

4-7 Hours


What community identified need does this program meet?

The Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a resource for all Hispanic businesses in Utah where they can go to get their questions answered and grow their businesses, including resources and education to help Hispanic entrepreneurs start a business. This program focuses on educating the community about the resources available from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and advocating for Hispanic owned businesses.


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

Typically weekdays during business hours, occasionally evenings on weekdays.


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

None


Rides for Wellness

On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program? (Including all BC responsibilities)

TBD


What community identified need does this program meet?

Provide rides for seniors to vital medical appointments who have no other means of transportation.


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

Flexible, M-F between 8:00am-4:00pm


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

Connect with interested volunteers and ensure they are able to get onboarded.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program? (Including all BC responsibilities)

3-5 Hours


What community identified need does this program meet?

Youth mentorship to overcome opportunity gaps in the community.


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

Flexible


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

Support volunteer recruitment above the outreach hour required by the Bennion Center, and track and support student volunteers.


Girl Scouts Outreach

On average, how many hours a week should a Program Liaison expect to commit to this program? (Including all BC responsibilities)

4 hours


What community identified need does this program meet?

Partner with Title 1 schools to provide leadership and development opportunities for young girls.


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

Flexible, M-F between 1:30pm and 6:00pm


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

Serve as a troop leader for a local Girl Scouts troop. Utilize pre-planned lessons at weekly meetings.


Last Updated: 9/22/22