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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

Ouelessebougou Alliance is a non-profit organization that provides sustainable health and educational programs in Mali, West Africa. We are holding our Annual Gala and Auction, where we need volunteers to help in the Gala and Auction, either in the morning shift 9 am - 3 pm, or an evening shift, 4 - 9 pm at Little America Hotel. To volunteer email


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


Kids / Youth

Make-A-Wish is looking for individuals who can serve as Wish Grantors, Wish Ambassadors, or a Wish apprentice. Make-A-Wish strives to deliver wishes of the highest quality to children in our area diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, enriching their livs with hope, strength, and joy. We work as a team in order to bring families and the community together to share in the power of a wish. If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please contact Jenny Hortin, Volunteer Coordinator. 

The U.S Dream Academy needs positive adult mentors to guide and build positive relationships with students in our after-school program. Our kids 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. Internship credit available.

Monday -  Friday: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

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Location: Endeavor Hall – 2614 Decker Lake Lane, Salt Lake City UT, 84119

The Urban Food Connections of Utah is looking for volunteers to join them in their mission of educating the community during the Downtown Farmers Market. If you are intersted in nutrition, education, environment or business development, please contact them. There are also a few part-time paid internship opportunities. Contact

Seeking volunteers to join the attorneys, social workers and other professional in reuniting families under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court. Volunteers would join the child and family team, attend monthly or quarterly meetings and assist with supervising visits between children in foster care and their parents. Visits will occur in public places within the community. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older and pass a background check. Visits will be set at the volunteer's convenience, ideally occurring every week for 1-2 hours or more. Contact Meghann at

Join us as a volunteer at Shriners Hospitals for Children—Salt Lake City. Just a mile away from campus, we serve children with orthopedic needs, regardless of their ability to pay. Our current biggest need is for volunteer drivers. As a driver, you will come to the hospital once per week to transport patients and their families to and from the airport using hospital vehicles. It’s a great opportunity to interact with families and kids from across the world! During down times, there’s plenty of time for homework. Must be 21+ years old. See our website for more details. To apply or for more information, contact Torill Contos at (801)-536-3711 or

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 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

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

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.



The 10th East Senior Center is looking for volunteers to teach language classes to active seniors. Classes would meet once weekly for 1-2 hours. Seniors are particularly interested in learning Japanese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. If you can help please contact Brenda Oberg. 

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.


Other Community Opportunities

The Utah Citizens' Counsel needs help updating and reorganizing portions of their website. If you are interested in improving public policy and have some web savvy please contact Dave Carrier. 

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 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


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 or call 801-245-7350.

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. 

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
Last Updated: 5/17/19