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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

Garden After Dark is a family-friendly Halloween-themed event. Volunteers can assist this event in multiple ways, including greeting guests, assisting with craft stations, or manning propane fire barrels which guide guests along their journey. Exact station descriptions can be found online here. You can email Lauren Miller for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

The International Rescue Committee needs volunteers to help with a winter clothing drive for refugees unaccustomed to cold winter weather. Volunteers will help set up and assist refugees in choosing appropriate winter gear for all the members of their families. If you would like to donate warm clothing or to volunteer, please contact Kevin at Kevin.Favreau@rescue.org 

The Utah State Office of Energy Development is looking for volunteers to help set up, man and take down their booth at the STEM conference at the Mountain American Expo Center in Sandy. Please contact Guille Pelaez at gloyola@utah.gov if you can work a two hour shift any of the following days:

  • Oct. 22, 12-4 pm
  • Oct. 23, 8 am - 2 pm, 2-8 pm
  • Oct. 24  8 am - 12 pm, 12 pm - 3 pm

Four volunteers needed Oct. 27 from 9-10 am to help unload 40-lb. bags of sunflower seed. The project takes place at 152 West Burton Avenue (2360 South, off West Temple). Great Salt Lake Audubon is a non-profit organization with an interest in birds, birdwatching, wildlife and a healthy environment. The Sunflower Seed Sale is an annual fundraiser for the group. Contact Jeanne at jeanne.leber@utah.edu

Utah Clean Energy needs volunteers for fundraising gala: set-up, check in, bid spotters, and clean up. Dinner and prize drawing included. Wednesday, November 14th, 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the U Alumni House. Contact Deedra for more info: deedra@utahcleanenergy.org.

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

Stone of Hope Youth Legacy Adventure Mentor program is seeking 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@utah.edu

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

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: 10/12/18