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Legacy of Lowell Saturday Service Project

 choose your project & register here  

join us on September 21, 2019!

It's the University of Utah's largest Saturday Service Project of the year! Register here for one of 35 different projects where you can help make our community more inclusive, healthy, resilient, and just. Join us from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm as we work alongside our fantastic volunteers and partners.

The event will begin with registration, breakfast, and a kick-off at Glendale MIddle School (1430 Andrew Ave.) at 8:00 am. Projects will begin at 9:00 am at Glendale or the location noted below. All projects will conclude by 12:30 pm. Please refer to the project descriptions and note any relevant age requirements or special instructions. 

Please register below - projects will fill up!  

Best Friends Animal Society

About: Volunteers will make kuranda beds for shelter dogs.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 35

Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: not open to children

 

Salt Lake County Animal Services

About: Volunteers will construct shelters for feral cats.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 17

Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: Children 12 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Tracy Aviary

About: Volunteers will assist with upkeeping various habitats by performing tasks like pulling watercress from on-site streams or weed flower beds across the grounds.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 23

Address: Tracy Aviary (589 E 1300 S)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 years or older.

Other notes: Wear good work shoes and family-friendly attire.

 

The Children's Center (Kearns)

About: Volunteers will assist with fall cleaning and yard work to provide a safe and clean space for children.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 17

Address: 5242 S 4820 W

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

Other notes: Wear clothes that can get dirty.

 

The Children's Center (Salt Lake)

About: Volunteers will assist with fall cleaning and yard work to provide a safe and clean space for children.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 29

Address: 350 S 400 E

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

Other notes: Wear clothes that can get dirty.

 

First Step House

About: Volunteers will help with outdoor landscaping, including moving existing stones and cinder blocks, and cleaning and weeding flower beds.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 23

Address: 422 N 800

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 18 years or older

Other notes: Wear closed-toe shoes

 

Ronald McDonald House

About: Volunteers will assist with cleaning, organizing, and disinfecting, along with yard work depending on weather and need at that time.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 17

Address: 935 East South Temple, SLC, UT 84102

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

Other notes: Wear comfortable and appropriate clothing. Bring IDs for volunteer check-in.

 

University Neighborhood Partners (Building)

About: Volunteers will build a cubby wall storage system for youth to store backpacks 

Number of Volunteer Positions: 3

Address: UNP Hartland Partnership Center (1578 W 1700 S)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 years or older

Other notes: It is recommended that only volunteers experienced with carpentry and woodworking skills sign up for this project.

 

University Neighborhood Partners (Cleaning)

About: Volunteers will assist with cleaning and organizing the UNP Hartland Partnership Center

Number of Volunteer Positions: 12

Address: UNP Hartland Partnership Center (1578 W 1700 S)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 years or older

Other notes: Wear comfortable clothing that may get dirty. 

 

Friends for Sight

About: Volunteers will be trained on how to use vision screening equipment to enable them to volunteer at future vision screening opportunities.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 23

Address: Union Den (200 Central Campus Drive)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 years or older

 

Primary Children’s Hospital

About: Volunteers will prepare craft kits for the playroom at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 29

Address: Bennion Center (200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 12 years or older

 

Alliance House

About: Volunteers will help with updating the dining room—painting, cleaning, and organizing—to make it more inviting for members living with mental illness.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 10

Address: 1724 S Main Street

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 years or older

Other notes: Wear clothes that can get dirty.

 

Knitting Necessities

About: Volunteers will knit on looms to create hats for the NICU at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 35

Address: Glendale Middle School (1430 Andrew Ave)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

Other notes: No experience required; you’ll learn the day of!

 

Utah AIDS Foundation

About: Volunteers will assist with setting up and checking in participants of the Salt Lake AIDS Walk

Number of Volunteer Positions: 23

Address: Utah State Capitol (350 N State St.)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: none

Other notes: TIME DIFFERENCE: Set up begins at 10:30 am, check in begins at 11:00 am, and the welcome takes place at 12:00 pm. 

  • Please register through the Utah AIDS Foundation, as well: https://utahaids.securesweet.com/register.asp - Fill out your information. Under “Event Related,” select “Join a team,” and choose Bennion Center. You can put any amount for your personal fundraising goal; it is not a requirement for or a commitment to the Bennion Center or UAF to raise any money.

Catholic Community Services

About: Volunteers will assist with organizing, sorting, and preparing donations for refugees.

Number of Volunteer Positions23

Address: 440 S 400 W Suites D & E

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 13 years or older

 

Days for Girls

About: Volunteers will make washable feminine hygiene kits for girls and women in developing countries, enabling them to stay in school or at work while they are menstruating each month.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 46

Address: Bennion Center (200 Central Campus Drive)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 12 or older

Other notes: Bring fabric scissors if you have them

 

Maliheh Free Clinic

About: Volunteers will assist with doing a deep cleaning throughout the clinic.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 29

Address: 941 E 3300 S

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 years or older

 

Youth Making a Difference (YMAD)

About: Volunteers will participate in a file folder game production/assembly.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 46

Address: Bennion Center (200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: none

 

Encircle LGBTQ+ Youth & Family Resource Center

About: Volunteers will do a deep cleaning—mopping, dusting, and scrubbing—of the Encircle Home in Salt Lake to create a clean space for LGBTQ+ youth.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 17

Address: 331 S 600 E

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

 

Family Support Center

About: Volunteers will help with taking out the trash, cleaning dishes, sorting food for the kitchen’s pantry, wiping down surfaces, and setting up beds.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 35

Address: Midvale (map and exact address to be provided later)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

Other notes: Light layers recommended for working indoors. Wear clothes that can get dirty or painted on and closed-toe shoes. 

 

For the Kids

About: Volunteers will help fill bags with food for children to take home over the weekend.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 29

Address: TBD

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

 

The INN Between

About: Outside: Assist with yard work/upkeep of grounds and window cleaning; Inside: Arts and crafts project for residents, cleaning tasks around facility

Number of Volunteer Positions: 35

Address: 1216 E 1300 S

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 or older

Other notes: Wear work clothes, closed-toe shoes, hat; bring jacket if necessary and single-use water bottles

 

The Road Home - Midvale

About: Volunteers will sort and organize donations and do potential other tasks as assigned.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 23

Address: 529 West 9th Avenue (about 7300 South) in Midvale, UT

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 12 years or older                       

Other notes: Wear closed-toe shoes, no hats.

 

The Sharing Place

About: Volunteers will assist with organizing arts and crafts closets, washing windows, weeding, mowing, cleaning flower beds, painting, etc.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 23

Address: 1695 E 3300 S

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

Other notes: Wear clothing appropriate for the outdoors

 

Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity

About: Volunteers will aid in restoring the Habitat for Humanity home improvement thrift store.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 35

Address: 1276 S 500 W

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 14 or older

Other notes: Wear closed-toe shoes, clothes that can get dirty/dusty

 

Bags to Beds

About: Volunteers will turn plastic bags into sleeping mats for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 58

Address: Alumni House (155 Central Campus Dr.)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age Requirements:  None

Other notes: Bring any extra plastic grocery bags if you have them!

 

Earth Community Garden and Food Pantry

About: Volunteers will assist in cleaning the New Hope Community Center, building garden boxes, installing irrigation lines, planting, demolition, and landscaping.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 58

Address: 1102 W 400 North, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (please indicate you will use this option on the registration form)

Age requirements: 18 years or older

Other notes: If working outdoors, wear clothes comfortable to the weather conditions.  If working indoors, preferably wear long-sleeve shirts or hoodies and long pants.

 

Edible Campus Gardens

About: Volunteers will clean up the campus garden, weed, harvest, and trellis vegetable plants.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 35

Address: Pioneer Garden (U of U campus)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: Children 16 years or younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Other notes: Wear gardening clothes and bring your own water bottles.

 

Feed U Food Pantry

About: Volunteers will organize and shelve cans and other food products within the pantry.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 12

Address: Union basement (200 Central Campus Drive)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 12 years or older

 

Glendale Community Learning Center - Landscaping

About: Volunteers will help with general weeding, maintenance of the garden, fall clean up, and other garden upkeep projects.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 46

Address: Glendale-Mountain View CLC (1388 S Navajo St)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: none

Other notes: Wear closed-toe shoes

 

The Green Urban Lunch Box

About: Volunteers will build a shade structure on the farm to have a place to grow transplants.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 23

Address: 3188 S 1100 W

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: None

Other notes: Bring water bottles, a hat, sunscreen, and wear closed-to shoes.

 

TreeUtah

About: Volunteers will help with planting trees and performing tree care.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 115

Address: Surrounding Glendale neighborhood, Poplar Grove

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: none

Other notes: Wear weather-appropriate clothing (long pants, closed-toe shoes, etc.)

 

Food Recovery Network (University Dining Services)

About: Volunteers will learn about food waste and package food to be donated.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 10

Address: Peterson Heritage Center (151 Connor Street)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 18 years or older

Other notes: Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a hat (hair nets will also be provided)

 

Urban Food Connection (Downtown Farmer's Market)

About: Volunteers will monitor the market’s five waste stations around the park and educate customers on properly disposing their food waste – training takes place on site the morning of

Number of Volunteer Positions: 17

Address: Pioneer Park (350 S 300 W)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 years or older

Other notes: Wear closed-toe shoes, bring water bottles, and apply sunscreen.

 

Utah Food Bank - Delivery

About: Volunteers will bag, pack, and deliver food boxes to homebound seniors in the Salt Lake area.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 18

Address: 3150 S 900 W, delivering around Salt Lake area

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 16 years or older to deliver food

Other notes: Must have valid driver’s license and own vehicle to deliver food.

 

Utah Food Bank - Warehouse

About: Volunteers will sort donated food, build food boxes for seniors, and repack bulk products.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 46

Address: 3150 S 900 W

Transportation: Limited transportation from Glendale Middle School (please indicate you will use this option on the registration form)

Age requirements: 12 years or older

 

Wasatch Community Gardens

About: Volunteers will help with garden beautification, along with building and painting signs.

Number of Volunteer Positions: 29

Address: Jackson Elementary School Garden (750 W 200 N)

Transportation: Individual transportation is not provided.

Age requirements: 12 years or older recommended.

Other notes: Wear clothing that can get dirty, closed-toe shoes, wear sunscreen, bring refillable water bottles.

Visit our facebook page to see photos from the event.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

 

TIAA

 

LDS Foundation
Intermountain Health Care
Salt Lake City Corp

 

Salt Lake Education Foundation

 

 

Rimini Coffee

 

 

Buzzed Coffee Truck

 

Last Updated: 9/9/19