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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.orgWe look forward to working with you!

Event Volunteer Opportunities

National Volunteer Week is April 16-20. Celebrate volunteerism with United Way of Salt Lake by choosing projects you can do from home, in a school, or with their partners. They have seven fun, impactful projects available. 

You can find a list of all projects at http://nationalvolunteerweek.uw.org/.

They especially need more volunteers at these two projects: 

·         Spread the Word about Free PreK! (Kearns): South Kearns has a free preschool program and needs volunteers to hang informational flyers on doors. Volunteers will be working in teams to reach every family in the neighborhood. April 16-19, various times Sign up now!

o   50+ spots left

·         Plant Seeds for the Future! (South Salt Lake): Build garden boxes and plant at Granite Park Junior High! Volunteers will weed, repair garden boxes, and build new ones. Then, plant seeds with students in the afterschool program. April 17, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sign up now!

o   11 spots left! 

The Salt Lake Marathon is looking for volunteers for their series of events! Don’t miss this chance to get one of the “best seats in the house” for the Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City Marathon. Come join your neighbors while showing support for these amazing athletes. Visit: http://saltlakecitymarathon.com/volunteer/ for more information or to sign up!
The Sustainability Office is again partnering with Housing & Residential Education for What Goes Around Comes Around, or as they call it, WGACA. They are looking for volunteers to help during the week of April 30-May 5. During WGACA, they collect unwanted items from students moving out of the residence halls that can be donated. That includes things like clothing, linens, kitchen items, and even non-perishable food items! It is a huge effort, but also incredibly rewarding — last year they sent two full truckloads to Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Volunteers help sort materials in Room 1B of the Peterson Heritage Center. All volunteers will be provided with lunch in the PHC Dining Hall. Sign up now for a shift at https://www.volunteersignup.org/CHJ3H. (Feel free to sign up for more than one shift if you want, or forward this on to a colleague or friend!)

The Liberty Park Market needs volunteers to help with social media and marketing for the 2018 season. They are looking for volunteers skilled in photography, Woodpress web design, social media and blogging. Please contact info@libertyparkmarket.com

The Easton Sports Development Foundation, a non-profit organization, is seeking volunteers June 11th - June 25th for the Hyundai Archery World Cup. Volunteers will greet guests at the airport, set-up the competition and practice field, run results from the judges to the scoring tables, direct guests to different fields throughout their visit, provide hospitality to organizers, judges, athletes and sponsors, and much more. Knowledge of archery is not needed!  To learn more about volunteering, please contact  Volunteer.HAWCSL@gmail.com
 Camp Hobe, Utah's summer camp for children with cancer (and similarly treated disorders) and their siblings, is looking for volunteers to help with sessions for children ages 4-6, 7-11 and teens. Serve as a life guard, medical staff, kitchen staff or help with music, nature, theater, rock climbing, crafts and more!  Visit their website for information and to apply. 
Saving African Families Enterprise (SAFE), a Utah-based 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical and other assistance to families living with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, is seeking a volunteer to help us with social media outreach and financial record keeping. See our website at www.safeinformation.org. E-mail us at info@safeinformation.org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

Kids

Hartland Community 4 Youth and Families will be running a weekly basketball program for youth in the Glendale neighborhood on Wednesdays from from April to October. HC4YF is a community based organization that promotes education with responsibility, respect, and self discipline through sports, opening up opportunities for youth and their families. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the program, which runs from 5:00 to 6:30, meeting at the UNP Hartland Partnership Center at 1578 W 1700 S. Contact Paul Kuttner if you're interested. 

EATS (Eat Awesome Things at School) is looking for Volunteers to help students learn to cook in their after-school cooking classes.

Kids grades K-5 have fun and learn healthy life skills at their cooking classes. Cooking Classes are held bi-monthly on Friday’s 12:30-4:30pm. If you would like to volunteer for this program, please email them at programs@eatsparkcity.org or visit their website.

The U.S Dream Academy needs positive adult mentors to guide and build positive relationships with students in their after-school program. The children come from families with a history of incarceration and low socioeconomic status. The mentorship includes participating in individual or small group mentoring a minimum of 3 hours a week, building trusting relationships, and an orientation and background check.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Friday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Contact: amberann57@gmail.com or bswartzfager@usdreamacademy.org

Location: Dual Immersion Academy – 1155 Glendale Dr. Salt Lake City UT, 84104

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 

Promoting Access to High Schoolers (PATHS) is a college pathway program for first generation, low-income, refugee and undocumented high school students. PATHS is looking for passionate volunteers to tutor and assist with engagement activities. Tutoring occurs Monday - Thursday evenings at Westside community centers. Please contact Hailey at hailey.leek@utah.edu or call 801-587-9025 for more info. Checkout PATHS at https://continue.utah.edu/youth/paths

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

Run On helps people in wheelchairs to connect with volunteer athletes that would like to push them in races. They collaborate with most of Utah’s community races and need volunteer runners for these races. If you are interested contact dallin@runon.org

The American Red Cross Club on campus is lookng for volunteers. The groups meets Nov. 16 and then every other Thursday in Marriott Library 1170. For more information, contact Emalee Egelund at eegelund12@gmail.com

 

The Kimball Art Center is looking for ARTS tour volunteers who can help local teachers and students connect with main gallery exhibitions through cross-curriculum lessons. Visit kimballartcenter.org/volunteer to apply. 

The Disability Law Center is seeking testers to conduct “secret shopping” on apartments to uncover housing discrimination.  We need people who enjoy engaging in role play, are responsible, and believe in social justice.  If you are interested in becoming a tester, please contact Vard at vmcguire@disabilitylawcenter.org

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: 4/18/18