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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.org.We look forward to working with you!

Event Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in conservation or volunteering outdoors? Come to the volunteer orientation from 6-8 p.m. at the Salt Lake City REI store to learn more about the foundation and how you can help. Dinner provided.  RSVP Elise at volunteer@cottonwoodcanyons.org

The Summer Art & Craft Market runs adjacent to the Downtown Farmers Market at historic Pioneer Park. They are offering volunteer opportunities to help their staff operate our information booth, assist artist vendors with navigating the policies of the Market and conduct general operations. This Market runs every Saturday from June 10 to October 21. An orientation is required. They only need 1 or 2 volunteers per date.

The hours of the Market are from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Volunteers can determine if they would like to work for a full or half day. The park is located at 350 West 400 South.  Interested parties can contact Kristen at 801-333-1104 or kristin@downtownslc.org

Refugee Youth Conference is a one-day event that provides high school students with a refugee background the platform to learn about post-secondary opportunities and what resources and tools are available to them to achieve their educational goals.
 
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 17th from 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM
WHERE:  SLCC Redwood Campus (4600 South Redwood Road, SLC – UT)
 
Volunteers are crucial to the success of this event.  If you are interested in volunteering for all or part of the day, please contact Shelly at 447-4417 ext. 4 or shelly@youthlinc.org  

Volunteers will help the International Student and Scholar Services Office with our Global UGRAD Pakistan Re-Entry Workshop.

Volunteers would help by socializing with the UGRAD students, helping them volunteer and more.

Sign up for shifts any time during the following times:

  • Tuesday, October 31st from 8AM-10PM
  • Wednesday, November 1st from 9-10:30AM
  • Thursday, November 2nd from 7:45AM-1:45PM

Volunteers are asked to attend a volunteer orientation on Monday, October 30th.

For more information contact Vivian Bentley at vivian.bentley@utah.edu

Project Hope 4 Kids is dedicated to helping local refugees. They are hoping to put on a holiday event for 200-300 refugee children. If you are interested in volunteering or helping to organize this event, please contact Erin at projecthope4kidsnonprofit@gmail.com

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

Kids

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

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: 10/16/17