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Legacy of Lowell Saturday Service Project

Saturday, September 24th, 2022 - 9am to 12:30pm


Registration is now open!

Thank you for your interest in the 19th annual Legacy of Lowell Saturday Service Project taking place on Saturday, September 24th. All projects will take place from 9-12:30 unless otherwise indicated on the project description. 

This year we have projects on-campus, off-campus, and even a virtual option for those who want to participate from home.  Transportation is NOT provided to and from the projects, so please look carefully when decided which project to choose from. 

The partners we work with rely on the volunteers to show up. Please only sign up if you are committed to participating with us on September 24th. 


The Bennion Center and University of Utah are taking the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. All in-person opportunities will require that volunteers wear a face covering over their nose and mouth for the entire project. Volunteers will also be required to fill out a pre-health assessment prior to showing up to the project. Anyone who is feeling ill or has had symptoms up to 14 days before the project date will be asked to stay home. Registration is required for all projects. We are not able to take walkups this year.  If you are participating with a child or a group, you must sign each individual person up.


Any questions should be directed to BobbiJo Kanter, Associate Director, bobbijo.kanter@utah.edu.

Please view all of the project options below, then register for the project you would like to sign up for.

If the project does not appear on the registration form, the project has been filled.


9 projects & 180+ spots


Feed U Food Pantry

Location: Union Basement- 200 S. Central Campus Drive

Volunteer Spots: 12

Description:Volunteers will help the Feed U Food Pantry continue to serve the campus community by assisting in a variety of projects with the pantry which include deep cleaning, putting together snack kits, for pantry clients and assembling resource packets in partnership with the University of Utah Basic Needs Center. 

Age limit:Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate. 

 


Hat Knitting

Location: Union Den- 200 S. Central Campus Drive

Volunteer Spots: 25

Description: Volunteers will use a loom to knit warm hats for people experiencing homelessness. Instruction is available on-site.

Age limit: No age requirement for participation, but children under 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. 

 

 


Scarf Knitting

Location: Union Parlor A - 200 S. Central Campus Drive

Volunteer Spots: 20

Description: Volunteers will use a loom to knit scarfs hats for people experiencing homelessness. Instruction is available on-site.

Age limit:No age requirement for participation, but children under 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. 

 


Sewing Reusable Bags

Location: Union Den- 200 S. Central Campus Drive

Volunteer Spots: 20

Description: Volunteers will sew reusable bags that will be used for collect and transport food for clients utilizing the Feed UI Food Pantry

Additional: Volunteers will be asked to wear face covering over their nose and mouths at all times.

Age limit: No age limit required, but youth will need to register individually and be accompanied by an adult.

 


Greeting Cards for Seniors

Location: Union Room 323- 200 S. Central Campus Drive

Volunteer Spots: ___

Description: Volunteers will write and decorate various greeting cards for Seniors at the Capitol Hill Senior Center. Residents of the Senior Center often to do not have regular contact with family members, so the cards help lift the spirits of the residents.

Age limit:No age requirement for participation, but children under 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. 

 


Best Friends Animal Society

Location: Union Patio - 200 S. Central Campus Drive

Volunteer Spots: 15

Description: Community cats are outdoor, unowned cats who are often distrustful of people. These cats are at very high risk when they end up in shelters, because their fear of humans means they are unlikely to get adopted.

Best Friends supports Trap/Neuter/Return programs for these cats so that they can live out their lives under the care of a generous community cat caregiver. The winter shelters that you will be wrapping are vital to keeping these cats happy and healthy during the winter months.  Winter cat shelters are made of a Styrofoam box wrapped in heavy-duty plastic to keep the rain and snow out and then stuffed with straw for bedding. 

Age limit:Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. 

 


Best Buddies Ambassador Training

Location: Union Parlor B - 200 S. Central Campus Drive

Volunteer Spots: 20

Description: Best Buddies in Utah will host an in-person Ambassador Training in partnership with the University of Utah and Bennion Center to provide this leadership opportunity to more volunteers within the community to build awareness of our programs and the importance of inclusion.

Best Buddies staff would facilitate the training and provide resources to all participants to learn public speaking and speech writing skills and walk away with an actual speech at the end of the training.  These volunteers would be encouraged to continue to advocate in the community on passionate topics and become advocates for the IDD community.  

Age limit:Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate.   


Campus Bioblitz

Location: University of Utah Campus - Exact location will be sent to volunteers ahead of time.

Volunteer Spots: 40

Description: Participants will utilize the iNaturalist app to document biodiversity across the UofU broader campus in order to establish a baseline of data that can be utilized to track changes in campus biodiversity as climate change advances over time.

Participants will be asked to link to the UofU Campus Bioblitz September 2022 project on iNaturalist ahead of the project, and then, on the day of the project, they will take and upload photos of wild organisms that they encounter while exploring a specific quadrant on campus. If participants are particularly adept naturalists they can also choose to identify, to species level, observations made by other participants.

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 10 years of age to participate in this project.  


Edible Campus Gardens

Location: University of Utah Campus - just East of Pioneer Theater Company

Volunteer Spots: 20

Description: Volunteers will assist the campus gardens staff in preparing the gardens for the winter season. Projects will include weeding, garden bed prep, and harvesting vegetables.

Age limit:No age requirement for participation, but children under 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. 


Quilting

Location: Union Panorama East Room- 200 S. Central Campus Drive

Volunteer Spots: 24

Description: Volunteers will assemble quilts for various populations in need. Quilting experience is welcome, but not required.

Age limit: Volunteers should be at least 16 years of age to participate. 


10 projects & 270 spots


Crossroads Urban Center

Location: 347 S. 400 E.

Volunteer Spots: 15

Description: Volunteers in this project will assisting in sealing an accessibility ramp, painting pantry shelves, and various deep cleaning activities such as dusting, sweeping, washing walls, and sorting donations.

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this project.

 


Green Urban Lunchbox

Location: 3188 S. 1100 W. Salt Lake City

Volunteer Spots: 20

Description: Volunteers will be working on building a space for us to raise chickens. This will include retrofitting and decorating a coop, building a fence/enclosure, and planting perennial chicken-friendly plants.

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this project.

 


Guadalupe School

Location: 1385 N. 1200 W. Salt Lake City

Volunteer Spots: 15

Description: Volunteers will assist the Guadalupe School with a variety of indoor and outdoor organizing, cleaning, and landscaping projects to help the school shine.

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this project.

 


Volunteers of America - Youth Resource Center (7:30- 10:00) *Note the time difference

Location: 888 S. 400 W. (Transportation is not provided to this project location).

Volunteer Spots: 10

Description: Volunteers will come in to prepare, serve, and clean up breakfast for the clients at the Homeless Youth Resource Center.

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to participate in this project.

 


Palmer Court

Location: 999 S. State Street

Volunteer Spots: 30

Description: Volunteers will assist with sorting through and moving donation items for Palmer Court, which is a property of the Road Home. 

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to participate in this project.


Sharing Place

Location: 1695 E. 3300 S.

Volunteer Spots: 20

Description: Volunteers in this project will assist in an outside fall clean-up. If time permits, volunteers may assist with fundraising prep of putting together silent auction baskets or stuffing mailers.

Age limit: No age requirement for volunteer participation in this project.


Social Justice Gardens at Glendale Community Learning Center

Location: 1388 S. Navajo Street. Salt Lake City

Volunteer Spots: 30

Description: The project would be a campus wide garden prep and maintenance project.

We have several garden spaces across our campus, community garden, serenity garden, as well as flower beds and boxes that need to be maintained and prepared for colder weather. Volunteers assist with removing plants, weeding, turning dirt in boxes and general landscaping projects.

Age limit: No age requirement for volunteer participation in this project.


Tracy Aviary

Location: 589 E. 1300 S. Salt Lake City

Volunteer Spots: 25

Description: Volunteers will assist with a variety of ecological restoration projects on the grounds or near exhibits of the aviary.

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a legal guardian.


Tree Utah

Location: A local Salt Lake City Park- Volunteers will be given notice at least 2 weeks before the event.

Volunteer Spots: 50

Description: Volunteers will assist Tree Utah in beautifying a local park with the planting of new trees.

Age limit: No age requirement for participation but minors must be accompanied by an adult.


Utah Food Bank

Location: 3150 S. 900 W. Salt Lake City

Volunteer Spots: 55

Description: Volunteers will assist in sorting donated food, repacking bulk foods, building food boxes for seniors, or doing other projects based on our needs at the time. 

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 6 years of age or older.

Letters for Legislators

Time: Project time is from 10:00 to 11:30 am

Location: Online

Volunteer Spots: 20

Description: Volunteers will work with staff from the Hinckley Institute of Politics to identify their state legislators. Once legislators are identified, volunteers will work with Hinckley to write a letter to their local representatives.

Age limit: Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age or older.

 

2022-2023 Saturday Service Projects

  • Legacy of Lowell - Saturday, September 24th, 2022
    • Registration is open!
  • MLK Jr. Day of Service - Saturday, January 14th 2023*
  • Environmental Sustainability - Saturday, April 15th 2023*

*Registration usually opens around 6 weeks prior to the scheduled date

Last Updated: 8/8/22