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Looking for a short-term service commitment?


Here’s a list of opportunities that might fit your interests. Contact the community partner directly for more information or to apply.


If you would like your call for volunteers to be listed here, please email a 40-word summary, including contact information, to info@bennioncenter.org. We look forward to working with you!

Requests for Volunteers

Date Posted: 2/1/2021

Location: Utah

Date(s):

Contact: Contact Meghann at meghannm@utcourts.gov

Description: Seeking volunteers to join the attorneys, social workers and other professional in reuniting families under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. Volunteers would join the child and family team, attend monthly or quarterly meetings and assist with supervising visits between children in foster care and their parents. Visits will occur in public places within the community. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older and pass a background check. Visits will be set at the volunteer's convenience, ideally occurring every week for 1-2 hours or more. Contact Meghann at meghannm@utcourts.gov.

Date Posted: 4/22/2021

Location: 84118

Date(s):  May 15 9am MT - May 16 7pm MT

Description: We know when kids receive high-quality early education they are more likely to excel in school in the future. Help make sure students start their education off on the right foot! We need volunteers to canvas the neighborhood of West Kearns Elementary and distribute fliers for preschool and kindergarten registration for the next school year. Volunteers will attend a virtual training on 5/12 at 4 PM. Volunteers will then pick up the materials at UWSL offices and distribute the flyers on May 15 or 16 any 2-3 hours of your choice. We encourage you to distribute with a partner! https://volunteer.uw.org/opportunities/qiKJxSSsRH?_branch_match_id=828997258711247673

Date Posted: 3/23/2021

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Date(s):  Volunteers who can dedicate at least 5 hours a week to this campaign launch in Utah.

Contact: Herantha Wickramasekera at herantha552@gmail.com

Description:  Change for Charities in Utah is a campaign that helps smaller quality nonprofits that support anti human trafficking. We are currently under the non profit Given Tree and supporting the non profit WikiCharities - an online platform where you can search nonprofits with location, topic, and name.  more information can be found here: https://www.changeforcharities.org/,  https://www.wikicharities.org/https://giventree.org/

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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Date(s):  Volunteers who can dedicate at least 5 hours a week to this campaign launch in Utah.

Contact: Julie Schwartz at julie.schwartz@redcross.org after making an account

Description: Each year we target a high risk community (older homes, trailer parks, etc) and offer free smoke alarm testing and replacement as well as fire safety education for the whole family.  It's a great free service for the community and usually lots of fun for one time volunteers like college students to get hours! More information can be found at SoundTheAlarm.org/Utah

Date Posted: 3/18/2021

Location: Horizonte - 1234 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Date(s): March 20th and 27th, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. 11am to 1pm

Contact: Amber Quispe at amber.quispe@slcschools.org

Description: Help adult immigrants and refugees refine their English skills. No experience required. 

Date Posted:4/2/2021

Location: Green River, UT

Date(s): June 7 - July 30, 2021

Contact:  info@bikeandbuild.org  https://bikeandbuild.org/application/

Description:  Epicenter stewards creative initiatives that honor the past, strengthen the present, and build a future that we envision alongside our community

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

Location: Moab, UT

Date(s): June 7 - July 30, 2021

Contact: info@bikeandbuild.org https://bikeandbuild.org/application/

Description: Community Rebuilds works to build energy efficient housing, provide education on sustainability, and improve the housing conditions of the workforce through an affordable program

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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Date(s):  April 9th-16, 2021

Contact: Register here https://www.cns-cares.org/cns-amazing-fundracer

Description:  The CNS Amazing FundRacer is a virtual race where teams made of individuals of all abilities can compete in challenges, while raising funds for the CNS Charitable Care Program. It is part scavenger hunt, part adventure race, part party, and all FUN!

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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Date(s): June 5, 2021

Contact: https://purplestride.org/utah

Description:  Join in the fight. Walk to end pancreatic cancer. 

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

Location: Palmer Court Food Pantry -999 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Date(s): Project starts March 15 and volunteers will be needed through April 20. A variety of time slots are available from March to April 2021.

Contact: Preparation activities -https://utah.givepulse.com/event/227574-Extreme-Food-Pantry-Makeover-Preparation-Activites

Final makeover - https://utah.givepulse.com/event/227576-Extreme-Food-Pantry-Makeover-Final-Makeover-Activities

 

Description: Help us makeover a local food pantry! Together we can create a space that clients feel proud to visit and promote healthy food choices.

Preparation activities include: brainstorm ideas for re-organizing the space, sort through food inventory (discard expired food items, canned foods with dents, etc.), assemble food bundles of surplus food items, clearing the pantry space (involves heavy lifting).  

Final makeover activities include: finish clearing the pantry space (involves heavy lifting), clean, repair and paint walls. Reorganize foods and shelving to best display healthier food options, decorate space with posters and signs to promote healthy eating.

 

Date Posted: 3/17/2021

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84104 

Date(s): Volunteers will be required to attend training, pass a Salt Lake School District background check, and are asked to commit to two hours (6-8 PM) a week for a month. The date you signed up for is the training time that volunteers required to attend.

Contact: https://x.gldn.io/dxGVSpwjueb

Description: Help students refocus on school and education. Volunteers will be making porch visits to families to identify what barriers are causing student disengagement and provide resources to overcome their barriers. The purpose is to help United Way of SL & the Salt Lake School District achieve a better understanding of why students are not attending in-person or online courses through porch visits in order to successfully reengage students in classes.

Date Posted: 3/17/2021

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Date(s):  Volunteers will attend a virtual training (4/7, 5-5:45 PM or 4/8, 12-12:45 PM). Volunteers will then pick up the materials at UWSL offices and distribute the flyers the weekend of April 10 & 11 We encourage volunteers to distribute with a partner.

Contact: https://volunteer.uw.org/opportunities/EI3NrBEwBB

Description: Help people to avoid homelessness! Help us spread the word about new funding available for the people who are struggling to pay rent or facing eviction. There are many people out there struggling with financial hardship and in danger of being evicted. We are distributing these flyers to make sure everyone knows there is help available to prevent them from facing homelessness.

Date Posted: 2/1/2021

Location: Dual Immersion Academy1155 Glendale Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Date(s): Monday through Thursday 3-6 p.m. and Fridays 1-6 p.m

Contact: Susie at susie.estrada@diacharter.org

Description: Dual Immersion Academy is a public charter school with a mission of providing an academically rigorous curriculum in a supportive, nurturing environment to prepare students to become Spanish-English bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural. We are looking for volunteers to help lead fun enrichment activities or help our participants with academic tutoring for our K-8th grade students. We are open Monday through Thursday 3-6 p.m. and Fridays 1-6 p.m. Contact Susie at susie.estrada@diacharter.org

Date Posted: 2/4/2021

Location: Shriners Hospitals for Children— Salt Lake City 1275 East Fairfax Road Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Date(s): Volunteer shifts are 2-3 hours on the same day of each week, subject to availability. We ask for a minimum of 50 cumulative hours from student volunteers.

Contact: TEccles@shrinenet.org or (801)-536-3711

Description: To keep our hospital safe from the coronavirus, we screen all employees, volunteers, patients, and parents for COVID-19-related symptoms. By taking temperatures, providing hand-sanitizer, and asking symptom questions, screeners are the first line of defense against the virus entering the building. If you think you might be available for one to several hours per week to screen, we’d love your assistance—many hands make light work! Availabilities Monday-Friday, 8 AM- 4 PM. Please contact us if you’re interested in helping out—we’ll work with your schedule! Training will be provided.https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/salt-lake-city/volunteer

Date Posted: 2/15/21

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Date(s): March and April

Contact: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/call-for-volunteers/

Description: State Update: We will need to inject 300-400K vaccinations per week in March and April. In order for this happen there is a huge call for volunteers (both those who are licensed medical professionals, and those who are willing to provide non-medical support). This is a statewide effort…and volunteers can explore opportunities and sign up here: www.utahresponds.org

      • Support from Licensed medical professionals including:
        • Physicians
        • Nurse Practitioners
        • Physician Assistants
        • Pharmacists, Pharmacy Interns, Pharmacy Technicians
        • Pharmacist Preceptors for Vaccinations (pharmacist who is associated with a College of Pharmacy)
        • RNs and LPNs
        • Temporary Graduate Nurses and Temporary Registered Nurse Apprentices
        • Medical Assistants
        • Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA’s)
        • Medication Aide-Certified Personnel
        • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Licensed Personnel
        • Certified Nurse Midwife licensed under Chapter 44a, Nurse Midwife Practice Act
        • Respiratory Therapist licensed under Chapter 57, Respiratory Care Practices Act
        • Dentist licensed under Chapter 69, Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act
        • Dental Hygienist licensed under Chapter 69, Dentist and Dental Hygienist Practice Act
        • Podiatric Physician licensed under Chapter 5a, Podiatric Physician Licensing Act
        • Optometrist licensed under Chapter 16a, Utah Optometry Practice Act
        • Physical Therapist licensed under Chapter 24b, Physical Therapy Practice Act
        • Physical Therapist Assistant licensed under Chapter 24b
        • Physical Therapy Practice Act, 
        • Occupational Therapist licensed under Chapter 42a Occupational Therapy Practice Act
        • Occupational Therapy Assistant licensed under Chapter 42a, Occupational Therapy Practice ActUtah Vaccine website: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine
        • Here is some additional vaccine information:
    • Past week over 100K vaccinated to get to 472K (both doses)
      1. Will need to get to 300-400K a week in March and April
    • 89% of persons in long term care facilities are vaccinated
    • All available vaccines are being utilized each week
    • 70+ … more than 49% are receiving first dose
    • Addtl 4200 first doses each week come from Fed
    • Distributing to Smiths and Walmarts, and to certain community health centers that support historically marginalized folks.
    • J&J requested approval for FDA… 2 week time

 

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Last Updated: 4/22/21