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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

Help pack food boxes Saturday, Aug. 4 and 11 from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the warehouse located at 328 W. Gregson Ave. This is a great family volunteer project. ANE helps support more than 500 Navajo elders who live in poverty and are trying to support themselves through their traditional arts of weaving rugs and making jewelry. 

As a Liberty Park Farmer's market volunteer, you are in touch with local farmers, artists and businesses.  Meet neighbors who share a passion for the market. Please join them as they grow!

See what positions they have available:

Urban Food Connections of Utah (UFCU) is a non-profit that helps Utah communities bolster support for ecologically sustainable farming practices and increase year-round availability of locally grown and produced food. Volunteers can help with Nutrition, Food Access, and Waste Wise programming at the Downtown Farmers Market. Nutrition volunteers will help manage the Market Kids Club booth by creating and teaching nutrition curricula for kids attending the Market. Food Access volunteers will help manage the EBT/SNAP booth by helping SNAP clients at the Market. Waste Wise volunteers will manage and track environmental sustainability efforts at the Market. To volunteer contact Christianna Johnson. 

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

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: 

For questions visit or call them at 435-776-7870.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Kids / Youth

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. 

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.

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 or visit their website.

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 for more information.

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 or contact Dreu Hudson at 801-410-5724 or for additional information.

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 or call 801-587-9025 for more info. Checkout PATHS at

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

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
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

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 Inquiries can be sent to or 801-322-1815.

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. 
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
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  You will help with homework and with real life applicable lessons



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 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


Other Community Opportunities

Do you want to save lives and have a meaningful impact on our community? The American Heart Association & American Stroke Association is looking for volunteers to represent us  by tabling at local Health and Wellness Fairs in our community. We need your help spreading awareness and cardiovascular health education to our community at local health fairs. Our mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020!!! Please join us in our mission to eradicate heart disease and stroke!!

Please join our movement by volunteering to educate our community, your friends, families, and loved ones about cardiovascular health.

YOU CAN LITERALLY SAVE LIVES by volunteering at health fairs!

If you are interested in saving lives, please contact Jena McCord at or call her at 801-702-4426.

The Housing Authority of Sat Lake is looking for volunteers to teach 30 to 60 minute classes on computer literacy or stress managment at the Bodhi Apartments. Contact Violet at
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

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, or call him at 801-538-1089. For general information about the Commission’s work, go to .

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

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


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

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 E-mail us at

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

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 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
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
Utah Clean Energy is seeking volunteers to have on hand for various summer events from June to August. We need additional help tabling for our Neighborhood Light Swap program, which works to empower residents in underserved SLC neighborhoods reduce pollution and save money by swapping inefficient light bulbs with energy-saving LEDs. Light Swaps will be held at various community events in Glendale, Rose Park and other neighborhoods on Salt Lake City’s west side. Come join the discussion around energy equity, health, and air quality with our staff this summer! If you’re interested, please contact Sadie Witt at or call her at (801)-903-2032.
Last Updated: 8/14/18