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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.

Event Volunteer Opportunities

The Humane Society is looking for interns to help them with their annual summer camp for children this July and August. Camp counselors must be 18 years old, matriculated in a college or university program and commit to work all four weeks of camp from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Counselors must also be willing to commit to an orientation and training session before camp and pay for and pass a background check. Although Counselors will be working around a variety of animals, the main focus will be the children and assisting the various instructors with anything they might need.  

If you are interested, you must fill out this application and return it to our Humane Education Director, Caitlin Lisle at caitlin@utahhumane.org. We will contact you within five to seven business days. Please note that submitting an application does NOT guarantee a H.E.R.O. Camp Counselor internship position.

The Summer Art & Craft Market runs adjacent to the Downtown Farmers Market at historic Pioneer Park. They are offering volunteer opportunities to help their staff operate our information booth, assist artist vendors with navigating the policies of the Market and conduct general operations. This Market runs every Saturday from June 10 to October 21. An orientation is required. They only need 1 or 2 volunteers per date.

The hours of the Market are from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Volunteers can determine if they would like to work for a full or half day. The park is located at 350 West 400 South.  Interested parties can contact Kristen at 801-333-1104 or kristin@downtownslc.org

The Easton Archery Center is looking for volunteers June 21-25 to help them host 300 elite archers from around the world. Volunteers will welcome athletes from over 35 countries to the first United States Archery World Cup competition. To learn more about the volunteer positions available, please go to http://esdf.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=15813

 The Utah Arts Festival needs volunteers, 12 years and older, to assist children in making fish and shark hats at our booth at the Utah Art's Festival. Volunteers ages 12 - 16 must be accompanied by an adult volunteer. The following shifts are still available: (4 volunteers per shift on most shifts)


June 22 - 25 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
Thursday:
3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Friday:
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Saturday:
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 
Sunday:
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

The Children's Art Yard will be open daily to children, ages 5 to 12, from Noon to 9:00 PM.
If you would like to help by volunteering at their booth, please click the following link to automatically email megan@accessart.org. Please be sure to provide the information requested in the email. 

Volunteers will receive free festival admission (for the day you volunteer), one volunteer T-shirt, and drinks at the Volunteer Villa. Additionally, Art Access will provide plenty of water and light snacks for those working in our booth.

 Volunteers are needed for this camp for children with cardiovascular disease. You must be able to attend the entire camp session. Apply and pass a background check and help serve children in a variety of ways at this unique camp experience. For information contact Davis Johnson at 801-349-9066. Apply here: https://www.camphawkins.org/volunteer 
 Volunteers needed each week Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All volunteers receive a commemorative t-shirt, free admission to the show you work and a voucher for a free soft drink or water for each shift you work. Volunteers also receive:  2 tickets to any Twilight Concert to give to a friend for every 2 shifts worked; 2 VIP Lounge tickets to use for any of the councerts for every 2 production/grounds shifts worked;  Raffle tickets for drawings to local museums, activities.  You must be 18 or older to volunter; 21 or older for all production-related shifts. Apply here to volunteer. 
The Kimball Art Center is recruiting volunteers for their largest fundraiser of the year, the 48th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival taking place on Historic Main Street August 4-6, 2017. Join them for a weekend of art, cuisine and music while supporting art in your community.

 
Volunteers can sign up for a variety of different positions including concessions, entry gates, beer gardens, kids’ area and more. All volunteers receive free entry into the Festival, a volunteer goody bag that includes Skullcandy headphones and a t-shirt. For more information and to sign up for a shift visit http://parkcitykimballartsfestival.org/volunteer or email volunteers@kimballartcenter.org.

 The University of Utah’s Burn Camp Nah Nah Mah is a unique 5 day 4 night camp that allows burn survivors ages 6 to 12 the opportunity to interact with others their age who have experienced similar life changing injuries. Campers are provided with experiences designed to build confidence, friendships and life skills.

As a volunteer, you will help to maintain a smooth camp flow. From helping with crafts and free time activities to setting up and taking down meal times, every job is vital to camp flow. We need volunteers to keep burn camp running smoothly. Nah Nah Mah is a Friday to Tuesday camp with Thursday night set-up. You will be able to sign up for shifts that range from 4 hours to all day. We love our volunteers and are so grateful you would be willing to give your time and service to these amazing kids. The time spent with and around these kids is unforgettable.

The University’s Burn Camp is an accredited program and volunteers are required to complete a background check. Volunteers are also required to complete assigned hours of online training. If you are interested in applying please go to app.campdoc.com/register/utahburncamp for more information. You will need an updated browser such as Chrome or Firefox. If you have any questions feel free to contact Melissa Kaas, Burn Camp Volunteer Coordinator at melissajkaas@gmail.com.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

Kids

Enthusiastic and cheerful volunteers needed to help with kindergarten and first grade students in after school program at Woodrow Wilson M-Th, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Curriculum and activities planned. Just need a extra sets of hands. Contact Georgia with Boy Scouts of America at 801.661.3280.

Enthusiastic and flexible staff needed for after school programs. Previous experience with young children preferred but happy to train the right person. Hours M-Th from 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Appreciate creative and inventive people who want to brighten the day for busy children. Contact Georgia with Boy Scouts of America at 801.661.3280. 

Glendale Middle School is in need of tutors for the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) which helps prepare first generation college students to be successful and ready for higher education.  Tutors are paid $10.50 per hour.  Help is needed Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:15AM to 11:30AM. 

This would be a great opportunity for someone considering the field of teaching or working with youth.  Please contact Jennica Paterniti at Jennica.Paterniti@slcschools.org for more information.

Looking for volunteers to help with 30 minute tutoring sessions during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3:45 pm. Volunteers will be trained and must commit to tutoring at least once a week through May. Contact Jess at rooseveltreadgraduatesucceed@gmail.com

Head Start is a comprehensive preschool program serving low-income families. Each year, we serve more than 2000 children, with at least 10% of our enrollment being students with disabilities. If you enjoy working with young children, we would love your help! Volunteers needed to interact positively with students in the classroom and assist teaching staff with implementing daily activities.

Please check out our website at http://www.saltlakeheadstart.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Dreu Hudson at 801-410-5724 or dhudson@slcap.org for additional information.

 

Youth 

The Promise South Salt Lake is looking for volunteers at their Meadowbrook and Central Park sites. The Meadowbrook center primarily serves refugee and immigrant youth ages 6-17. Summer program hours are Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program is housed in the Utah Refugee Education Center, 250 W. 3900 S., near the Meadowbrook Trax station.

The Central Park center provides recreation-based activities to youth ages 6-14. Central Park's summer program runs from 8 a.m. to noon. If you're interested in serving at either site please email promise.volunteer@sslc.com 

Salt Lake Peer Court is a juvenile court diversion program. SLPC adult volunteers offer support and guidance to youth volunteers during weekly court hearings- empowering youth to lead as involved stakeholders in their community through a restorative justice program.

More info and application at www.saltlakepeercourt.org/adultvolunteers. Inquiries can be sent to slpcourt@xmission.com or 801-322-1815.

Real Life is an after school program serving refugee teens looking for college-age students to volunteer at Cottonwood High School. Volunteers are needed Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.  During the first hour volunteers will help students with homework. The second hour would be spent assisting with programming (cultural activities, field trips and service projects).  For more information contact shelly@youthlinc.org

Youthlinc is looking for volunteers to do one-on-one mentoring with newly arrived refugee teenagers in Salt Lake. If you would like to make a huge difference in a teen’s life who is starting over in Utah, please email justin@youthlinc.org or call him at 801-467-4417, ext. 4.  You will help with homework and with real life applicable lessons

 

Seniors

The Tenth East Senior Center is currently looking for someone to help the senior citizens in our computer lab a couple of hours a week. If interested they can contact me at boberg@slco.org or 385-468-3140.

AFI Advanced Care home health and hospice is looking for volunteers who can help patients in Davis and Salt Lake counties. Opportunities include direct and indirect patient care and hospice help. For questions about the type of work or if you are interested in applying, please contact Shaylee at shayleetulane@gmail.com.

 

Community

Craft Lake City is accepting volunteers to represent the organization at year-round events and for the 9th annual festival Aug. 11-13. For information and to apply email volunteer@craftlakecity.com

The U's Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health is looking for 90 people to participate in a six part study consisting of a one hour pre-test session, a one hour post test session, and four, 15-minute attention training sessions. Participants will be compensated up to $60 for their involvement. If you can help, contact Adam at Utahattentionstudy@gmail.com

Do you value fairness in our state courts? The Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission [“JPEC”] is seeking citizen volunteers to observe and evaluate judges throughout the state. For further information, email Chris Russell at crussell@utah.gov, or call him at 801-538-1089. For general information about the Commission’s work, go to www.judges.utah.gov .

The Tech League is The City Library's new program to foster a more digitally inclusive community. The City Library is looking for volunteers to help the Tech League program grow and expand to all of our branch locations.

Tech League Volunteers help community members one-on-one with technology related questions, such as accessing email accounts, searching for jobs, paying bills, and finding online resources and entertainment.

If you're interested in volunteering at one of our eight branch locations, visit slcpl.org/techleague to read more and complete a volunteer application. 

With the support from NCBC Program Coordinator, the Volunteer Facilitator guides activities in weekly, community-based book clubs for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The group meets once a week and they ask that a volunteer stay at least as long as it takes to read one book (approximately 12 weeks.) The group meets on Mondays from noon-1 at the Park City Library in the cafe and on Thursdays from 4-5pm at the West Jordan Library. For more information contact Jamie Winn at 801-533-3965 or jwinn@utah.gov.
People without cars or the Internet may be at risk for going without food or the ability to get medical help. If you are interested in helping this population, call or text LeeAnn Sudbury, 801-548-0543 or leeann.sudbury@gmail.com

Hope Clinic is looking for interpreters anytime from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekday. Contact Sarah at sebaccounts.@gmail.com

Last Updated: 6/23/17