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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

Get out of the heat and help our community beat the opioid epidemic. Help assemble Naloxone rescue kits and prevent overdose deaths. You’ll also learn more about how this life-saving drug works and where it’s available. Join us in the Williams Building, 295 Chipeta Way (Research Park). Please RSVP and register here: Utah Naloxone Kits

In just two hours you can reduce opioid overdoses. Help assemble Naloxone rescue kits and prevent overdose deaths. You'll also learn more about how this life-saving drug works and where it is available. Join us in the Williams Building, 295 Chipeta Way (Research Park). Please RSVP here: Utah Naloxone Kits.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Kids / Youth

Easter Seals Peer Connections needs volunteers to serve as peer partners for students with social communication disorders. Peers volunteer at sties where they can help the student learn and practice workplace and social skills. Contact Calli at callic@esgw.org

NeuroRestorative—Utah provides an Intensive Skilled nursing level of care to persons of all ages who have suffered catastrophic injuries or illnesses. Their pediatric unit is in need of kind, caring and nurturing volunteers that are willing to comfort medically fragile children. As a volunteer you would interact with the children through reading stories, playing with toys, making crafts, and playing games. The adult unit is in need of volunteers as well to visit and socialize with the residents. Volunteer hours are flexible. Background check is required. To apply or for more information please contact Lacey at Lacey.Diakogeorgakis@neurorestorative.com.

The Volunteers of America, Utah Amplified Mentoring Program (AMP) is looking for volunteers proficient in Spanish to translate program forms and documents from English to Spanish. AMP provides life skills workshops and mentoring for youth targeted at preventing substance use and promoting positive youth development. In order to effectively and responsibly serve our population we are looking to offer materials in Spanish. Please contact Keeley Bierwolf at keeley.bierwolf@voaut.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah is looking for student leaders for their chapter at the University of Utah. For general information click here.  To apply for a leadership position click here.

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 hannah@downtownslc.org

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 meghannm@utcourts.gov.

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 tcontos@shrinenet.org.

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

Seniors

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.

Come join our Hospice team! We have patients all around the city who are lonely during their final months of life.  Read books, play music, record a life story, or go on walks! Choose your own hours. Make a big difference in someone’s life!  Contact Rachelle.kroll@encompasshealth.com today!

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

Impact Mental Health is looking for volunteers to serve as care coordinators and Spanish translators. If you can help please contact Mary Grace Heustess at vista@polizziclinic.org

Clean The Darn Air is ballot measure for the 2020 election that would place a modest tax on fossil fuels. The revenue from the tax would be used fund projects to clean up local air pollution and fund rural economic development. Additionally about two-thirds of the revenue would be used to reduce existing taxes, including eliminating the state sales tax on grocery store food. In short: we’re going to tax pollution instead of potatoes, and we’re going to put the money that’s left over into improving local air quality and promoting rural economic development. 

Want to get involved? We’re hoping to recruit 15-20 students who want to support the ballot initiative by gathering the darn signatures on campus during the first month of the semester. Sign up to be an “emissionary” today and receive $500 for collecting 1,000 signatures! Or you can work as a volunteer and collect signatures for the sake of cleaning our darn air! Please visit our web site (CleanTheDarnAir.org) and join our email list. If you are interested in becoming part of the U of U signature gathering team please send a message to dave@darnair.org.

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 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.

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 ormleeann.sudbury@gmail.com
Last Updated: 10/1/19