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How Can I Help? 

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

Here's a list of holiday service needs you may be interested in helping with.

Promise South Salt Lake City
Promise South Salt Lake at Lincoln Elementary is in need of volunteers for their family night! December 12th from 4:30-6:00pm, they need volunteers to help run craft tables for kids and their parents.

Catholic Community Services
The Catholic Community Services of Utah is hosting many holiday service projects! Click the link below to explore which service opportunities you may be interested in. https://ccsutah.org/

Salt Lake City School District
 SLCSD Human Resource Services is celebrating the holidays through a food collection drive for the district’s elementary school food pantries. Please bring non-perishable, non-expired canned or packaged food to HRS when you visit the district office for the next couple of weeks. They will be delivering the food to the schools on December 18 and 19.

Salvation Army 
The Salt Lake Education Foundation could use your help with the Salvation Army Angel Tree project. You can pick an angel from the tree or donate clothing, backpacks, or even wrapping paper or tape. Volunteers are also needed to help distribute the gifts. For more information email Liz Young (liz.young@slcschools.org).

Holiday Broadcast
On 12/20 and 12/21 ten local radio stations will broadcast live from the downtown Road Home shelter and encourage listeners to donate in-kind items or make financial contributions. Volunteers of all ages are needed to collect and sort donations at both locations. All of the radio stations and Santa Claus will be at our Salt Lake Community shelter only, and will likely need a lot of help there. Sign up here

Candy Cane Corner
Each December, The Road Home creates a holiday store for our families in shelter and housing programs, Candy Cane Corner. We stock the store with new, unwrapped donations from our community. Volunteers are needed throughout December to help sort donations & wrap gifts, and donations are accepted at either of our shelter locations. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Sign up here.

 

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival volunteer application is now open for submissions! Please apply by copying the link below into your internet browser:

https://www.shiftboard.com/sundancevolunteers/registration_form_3.html

The Festival uses over 2,000 volunteers from around the world. Some of their most popular volunteer opportunities are Theatre Operations, New Frontier (Virtual Reality), and Transportation. Volunteers have the ability to choose their level of time commitment, Sign Up (24 hours minimum), Half Fest 1 or 2, or Full Time (Every day of the Festival). 

For more information on the volunteer experience check here: sundance.org/volunteers 

For questions visit volunteers@sundance.org or call them at 435-776-7870.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

Kids / Youth

The Refugee Education and Training Center is looking for after school volunteers to help high school students with their homework. Volunteers would come once a week for two hours or twice a week for an hour. The Center is located at 250 W. 3900 S. in Salt Lake City. Contact Gyanu Dulal at gdulal@utah.gov if you can help. 

Stone of Hope Youth Legacy Adventure Mentor program is seeking  male volunteer mentors with a passion for at-risk youth to help run their Legacy Adventure Mentor after-shool program at Stansbury Elementary School in West Valley City. Mentors must be 18 years or older and have their own transportation. The program runs Tuesday afternoons from 3:20 to 5 pm. Contact Ruan at ruan.delange@stoneofhopeyouth.org

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 for DIA X, our afterschool program. We are seeking help with our academic tutoring for K-8th grade students with the opportunity to lead fun activities. We are open Monday through Thursday 3-6 p.m. and Fridays 1-6 p.m. Contact Susie at susie.estrada@diacharter.org

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.

 

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.

 

Other Community Opportunities

Creekside Home Health & Hospice is looking for volunteers to share an hour of their time each week with persons receiving hospice care. Volunteers may read to a patient, take a walk, hold a hand when needed, play games, or simply listen and provide companionship. Contact Claire@creeksidehhh.com for more information. 

SYMBII Home Health & Hospice is looking for volunteers for their hospice and No One Dies Alone programs. If you are interested, please contact Katelyn Hatch at kahatch@symbiihealth.com

 

The Utah Development Disabilities Council is looking for volunteers to help facilitate a one-hour, weekly book group, including reading and discussing, for adults with developmental disabilities. Readers of all skill levels participate, and discussions focus on self-advocacy and literacy concepts. This is a great opportunity for any student who needs volunteer hours but doesn't have a lot of time to commit but wants to have fun, too! They request that facilitators stay for the reading of an entire book, usually 10-12 weeks, one hour a week. Please reach out to the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council at UDDC@utah.gov or call 801-245-7350.

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

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. 

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
Last Updated: 12/11/18