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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

 

MS Society | Call Night Volunteers

The National MS Society Utah Chapter is looking for customer service skilled volunteers to help us reach out to individuals for our Walk and Bike fundraisers.  As a call night volunteer, you will be reaching out to individuals who have been involved in the past to encourage them to take part again this year.

Dates: Tuesdays,  – 4-6pm all dates:  March 14, 21 & 28,  April 4, 11 & 25

Where:  National MS Society Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter – 1440 Foothill Drive, Suite 200

Skills Required*:  basic phone customer service

To register: Contact Sondra Stephens at Sondra.stephens@nmss.org

The Children's Center Jewelry Luncheon   |   March 28

The Children's Center is a therapeutic preschool that has been helping Salt Lake families for more than 50 years. They need volunteers at their luncheon March 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little America hotel. Contact Leslie at ldurham@tccslc.org for details.  

Art & Craft Market Volunteers |  June 10 - Oct. 21

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

Camp Hobe | Counselors, Kitchen staff, Medical staff, Lifeguards

Camp Hobe needs you! Volunteer at a special summer camp for kids with cancer (and similar disorders) and their siblings. Volunteers are needed during three 2017 camp sessions:
     June 9-14 (campers ages 7-11)
     June 15-17 (campers ages 4-6)
     June 18-23 (campers ages 12-19)
Besides positions listed above, Camp Hobe is looking for people with special interests in music, nature, theater, rock climbing, crafts, archery and more. For more information contact the camp director at wapitimama@camphobekids.org

Merveilles Workshop  |  April 7-9

This conference aims to impart a deeper understanding of the African culture not only through dance and drum lessons led by master teachers and guests artists from Guinea, the Congo, Mali and the United States but also through panel discussiions with our guest artists. We are in need of volunteers who can help with admissions and front door entry during the workshop. During the three days of the workshop, we will need multiple "shifts" covered. The shift may require handling money, taking tickets, registering participants, and a light training beforehand on how to collect monies/tickets/etc. Contact Darci Taylor at darci@math.utah.edu

Burn Camp, Aug. 10-15


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 

Seniors & Computers

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.

 Judicial Performance Commission

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. New Volunteer Orientations will be held on April 19, 2017 in Salt Lake City. 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.g

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. New Volunteer Orientations will be held on April 19, 2017 in Salt Lake City. 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 .

Tech League Volunteer at the Salt Lake City Public Library

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. 

Home Health Volunteers

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

Reading Tutors  |   Roosevelt Elementary School

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

After School Program Help - Paid Position

Enthusiastic and flexible staff needed for after school programs. Pefer previous experience with young children 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  |  Paid position

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. 

Salt Lake Peer Court

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.

Shriners Hospital

Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City is looking for volunteers! Positions range from volunteering in Inpatient Department, Recreational Therapy, Pet Therapy, Interpreters, Greeters, and Drivers. Must commit to 50 hours. For more information and to get started, please contact their Volunteer Coordinator, Torill Contos, at 801-536-3711 or email at tcontos@shrinenet.org.

Book Club Leader | Park City Library

Park City Libary is seeking 2-3 volunteers to lead a book club for adults with intellectual disabilities in Park City. 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. For more information contact Libby at loseguera@utah.gov

Real Life | Cottonwood High School

Real Life, an after school program serving refugee teens, is 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

After School Program Volunteers | Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Enthusiastic and cheerfful 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.

Head Start

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.

Youthlinc

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.

Hospice Help

Get the face-to-face patient interactions you need for premed or graduate programs by volunteering with hospice. Flexible schedules and the opportunity to team up with a friend. Call or text LeeAnn Sudbury, 801-548-0543 or email LeeAnn at leeann.sudbury@gmail.com.

Transportation Help 

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

Spanish Interpreters

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

 

Last Updated: 3/15/17