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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Bennion Center student leader! Please review the position descriptions before applying. Watch for more leadership opportunities to open Feb. 23. 

Open Leadership Positions

Alternative Breaks Chair

*Applicants must have prior experience as an Alternative Breaks Site Leader to be eligible for this position.

The Student Chair is responsible for providing a programmatic overview within the Alternative Breaks Program and the Executive Board. The Student Chair fosters an inclusive and innovative program culture and role models strategic leadership through collaboration with the program’s Bennion Center Staff Advisor. This role requires maturity, programmatic vision, administrative management, and the facilitation of group trainings. The responsibilities of the Student Chair include the following:

  • Foster the development of the Executive Board and its members
  • Provide support and recognition of individual Site Leader and Staff/Faculty Partner efforts
  • Meet individually with each Site Leader at least once every semester
  • Promote and foster a peer atmosphere among Site Leaders, creating a strong community presence in the program which encourages peer mentorship, collaboration, inclusion, and team unity
  • Attend weekly meetings with the program’s Bennion Center Staff Advisor to address ongoing program needs
  • Co-facilitate Leadership Team Meetings with the program’s Bennion Center Staff Advisor
  • Provide strong representation of and advocacy for the AB Program and the larger AB movement
  • Assist in the selection of AB participants
  • Participate in the interview process of all Staff/Faculty Partners
  • Assist with facilitation of program-wide assessment for all Alternative Fall, Spring, and Weekend Breaks
  • Attend a one-week summer Break Away conference
  • Fulfill other administrative duties as needed to support programmatic aims

Alternative Breaks Student Positions

The Alternative Break Program supports active citizenship by offering transformative travel-based volunteer experiences over traditional school breaks where students engage with service, education, and dialogue in a team setting in order to address social and environmental issues. If you have participated in a U of U Alternative Break trip, you are eligible to apply for a Student Site Leader and E-Board positions!

AB Site Leader Position

Spend a year planning a volunteer trip for ten other students around an issue you are passionate about. Site leaders are current U of U students that are paired with a staff partner to support them through the process as they learn skills such as conflict resolution, community development theory, inclusion practices, and explore how social justice relates to volunteerism both locally and nationally.

Site Leader positions are available for weeklong Alternative Fall Break (AFB) and Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trips.

Time Commitment: 5-8 hours a week

What we look for in our Site Leaders:

  • Positive, Enthusiastic, and Encouraging Attitudes
  • Mature, Responsible, Inclusive, passionate individuals
  • Students whose commitments, class schedules, and work arrangements allow them to fully commit to the program and its requirements.

2018-2019 Trips include:

Alternative Weekend Breaks

  • Environmental Stewardship Trip: Moab, UT
  • Refugee and Human Rights Trip: Salt Lake City, UT

Alternative Fall Breaks

  • Wildlife Habitat Conservation Trip: Lakeview, MT
  • Identity and Environmental Exploration (First-Generation Trip): San Rafael Swell, UT
  • Immigration: San Diego, CA
  • Urban Environmentalism: Portland, OR
  • Homelessness: Seattle, WA
Alternative Spring Breaks
  • Animal Advocacy and Rehabilitation: Kanab, UT
  • Coastal Ecosystem Restoration: Arcata, CA
  • Women and Poverty: Denver, CO
  • HIV and AIDS: Hollywood, CA
  • Empowering at-risk Youth: Las Vegas, NV
  • Urban Environmentalism: Portland, OR
  • Marine Conservation: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Immigration, Health, and Poverty: San Diego, CA
  • LGBTQIA* and Human Rights: San Francisco, CA
  • Homelessness: Seattle, WA
  • Hunger and Food Justice: Seattle, WA
  • Community Health: Vancouver, B.C., Canada

AB Executive Board Positions

Chair (1 Position) - Applications Due February 16th for the 2018-2019 Year. Applicants are required to have served as an Alternative Breaks Site Leader in the past to be eligible for this position.

AB E-Board Specialist rResponsibilities are in addition to Site Leader responsibilities. Each Specialist also serves as a Site Leader with the AB Program.

Chair Elect
Recruitment Specialist
Marketing Specialist
Reorientation Specialist
Fundraising Specialist

Please contact Laura Schwartz via email or phone at 801-587-9027 if you are interested in the Chair-elect or Specialist roles.

Bennion Center Scholars utilize their academic learning to solve real community problems. Scholars have at least two academic years remaining before graduation, take Community Engaged Learning (CEL) courses, engage with current events, and regularly reflect on their experiences. Each Scholar culminates their experience by partnering with a faculty mentor and community organization to create and execute a Capstone Project. These Capstones allow Scholars to use what they have learned in their academic majors to tackle a real community issue and provide a sustainable impact. Bennion Center Scholars are recognized with a transcript designation and real-life experience giving them an edge when applying for jobs, scholarships, and grad school. Interested in putting your knowledge to work to solve our community’s most pressing issues? Apply today!

Scholar Leadership Team

Members of the Scholar Leadership Team (SLT) support Bennion Center Scholars at the University of Utah within the Bennion Center. The objective of a Scholar Leadership Team member is to act as a part of a support network for current and potential scholars and to work closely with the Community Engaged Learning Coordinator in administrative tasks and program development. Students applying for these positions must be current Bennion Center Scholars.

General Requirements for all Scholar Leadership Team members are:

  • Be a current Bennion Center Scholar and hold a good standing in meeting program requirements.
  • Attend and participate in a Strategic Planning Meeting (9am-4pm, Friday May 4th)
  • Attend regularly scheduled bi-weekly meetings completing tasks between meetings, and hold weekly office hour during the academic year.
  • Help recruit new scholars through info sessions, word of mouth, socials, etc.
  • Mentor and support other BC Scholars in fulfilling program requirements.
  • Plan and execute regular Scholar activities in order to promote community within the program.
  • Be aware of and communicate opportunities related to community engagement (potential workshops, community partners, service projects, etc.) to students and the Community Engaged Learning Coordinator.
  • Execute other tasks/assignments according to the needs of the program.

SLT members will have the opportunity to serve as a leader within 1 of 4 Key Programmatic Areas:

  1. Outreach (2-3 SLT members): Major marketing, awareness building, and recruitment for the Program. SLT members will work collaboratively and creatively to build greater brand recognition of the program
    • Bennion Center Scholar Board and Committee Representative (1 member*): As part of the outreach team, this SLT will serve as liaison between the Student Board, Scholars Advisory Committee and the Scholar Leadership Team. *SLT member must have had been a scholar for at least 1 year prior to start of service, and preferably has demonstrated knowledge of the Bennion Center and all its programs.
  2. Community Partner Relations (1 SLT Member*): The development and maintenance of programmatic partnerships with community based organizations. SLT will work closely with Program Coordinator as liaison between scholar program participants and community organizations.*Preferred that SLT member has reliable form of transportation.
  3. Events (1-2 SLT members*): The organization and coordination of all logistics for Scholar’s program events. SLT will help coordinate closely with other SLT members to help ensure events are purposeful and strategic in meeting the goals of the program area and our overall mission. *Detail-oriented SLT members required.
  4. Retention (1 SLT member*): Coordinate outreach to new, existing, and “non-participating” program participants in order to meet their specific needs and concerns. In coordination with the Program Coordinator and other SLT members, develop a sense of “community” within the program. Support program participants in the creation and execution of their Capstones. *Preferably a SLT member who is either working on or has completed their own Capstone.

SLT candidates will be asked about their top 2 preferences in serving in a Key Programmatic Area during their interviews.

Comm Team Job Descriptions

2018

The Bennion Center Communications Team is responsible for promoting the activities and opportunities available through the Bennion Center. Our goal is to work together as a team and with our Bennion Center peers to share student stories across multiple platforms. These platforms include social media, photography and videography, graphic design, outreach and recognition. By doing so, we hope to positively influence action, change and learning within the Bennion Center, the University and the community at large. Our goals reflect the University of Utah’s mission to:

  1. Promote student success to transform lives.
  2. Develop and transfer knowledge.
  3. Engage community to improve health and quality of life.
  4. Ensure the long-term viability of the University.

As a Communications team, we identify and use best practices with a multi-disciplinary approach. Incorporating language and visual arts, journalism, public relations and marketing, we share with audiences large and small Lowell Bennion’s vision of making the world a better place.

Students applying for positions on the Communications team may have the option of receiving one credit hour of academic credit for their participation. This is credit would be awarded as an internship through the Career Services department. Regardless of whether or not they choose to make their participation an internship, all students selected to serve on the Comm Team will be expected to have one hour mandatory weekly office hour on Friday mornings sometimes between 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Students may choose which one hour time frame they would like during that block. Please email JJ if you have questions or concerns at jennifer.c.jones@utah.edu

Blogger

The Bennion Center blogger is responsible for helping to recruit and publicize students and events as they relate to the center’s activities and mission. Blog content must be original and the blogger must be able to meet weekly deadlines. Responsibilities include:

  • Write a minimum of two posts each month.
  • Coordinate authorship of two other posts each month.
  • Strategize with staff regarding scheduling of upcoming events and/or deadlines to maximize publicity.
  • Schedule upcoming blog posts on a Google doc or similar file sharing program that allows multi-user updates.
  • Coordinate with photographers to arrange visuals for each post.
  • Collaborate with social media coordinator for cross-promotional ideas and opportunities.
  • Designate an office hour between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. each Friday throughout the academic year to meet with staff partner and other team members.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Photographer

The Bennion Center photographer is responsible for visually documenting the history of the Bennion Center as it happens. This position requires approximately 5-7 hours per week during the academic year, as well as the commitments outlined during the summer. The photographer will:

Visually document all Bennion Center activities by personally photographing them or arranging for a member of his/her photography team to cover the event.

  • Respond to Volunteer Interest forms within 48 hours.
  • Create and manage a team of photographers to help cover Bennion Center events.
  • Maintain communication with potential photography volunteers.
  • Update monitor in Union hallway with new promotional photos.
  • Organize and upload photographs to the Bennion Center photo drive.
  • Meet weekly with staff partner.
  • Establish and keep a one hour office hour each week during the academic year.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org. Remind photo team to also track their hours via the Intranet.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester and the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Social Media Coordinator

The social media specialist is responsible for updating and maintaining the Bennion Center accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. This student is posting as the Bennion Center and should avoid any personal, political or religious statements, showing respect and neutrality for gender, race, political and religious differences in our audience. This student will build the Bennion Center brand by sharing new information about the Center or other University related events and activities, as well as using positive comments to build community. Average time commitment each week is approximately one hour daily. Position requirements include:

  • Understanding or willingness to learn how social media can engage audiences and build followers.
  • Update Facebook at least three times weekly.
  • Update Twitter at least once every day, being certain to send a thank you response to any new followers.
  • Update Instagram at least three times each week.
  • Designate an office hour between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. each Friday throughout the academic year to meet with staff partner and other team members.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester and the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for all of the tabling done by the Bennion Center. That means reaching out to staff partner, campus relations liaison, and other team members to identify and schedule events where Bennion Center students can share their experiences and gain recruits. Tabling means setting up an information table at an event and distributing Bennion Center materials. It also requires the student to learn how to operate SignUp.com so students can sign up for times to table that work with their schedules. Finally, the outreach coordinator sends an email to everyone who stops by the table, thanking them for their interest and including the link to the Volunteer Information form (VIF). It’s a big job and it’s the foundation of Bennion Center recruiting efforts. Average time requirement is approximately 2 hours per week. The responsibilities are outlined as follows:

  • Work with staff partner and campus partners to identify tabling opportunities.
  • Using SignUp.com schedule and staff all tabling opportunities. Enlist the help of the staff partner to use the list serve, as appropriate, to publicize and fill tabling needs.
  • Keep Comm team members updated on opportunities to table.
  • Respond to interest inquiries obtained from tabling with a personal email and a link to the Volunteer Interest Form within 48 hrs. of receiving a tabling inquiry.
  • Meet weekly with staff partner.
  • Establish and keep a one hour office hour each week during the academic year.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester. Prepare to serve as back-up for tabling shifts that are not filled.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position. Plan to teach other student leaders at this event how to effectively table.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer uses his/her talents in computer design to advance the messages of the Bennion Center. This individual works with all staff partners, not only the Comm team, in order to meet advertising needs via print and electronic media. Average time commitment each week is three hours. Position requirements include:

  • Must be proficient in PhotoShop and Illustrator (or InDesign).
  • Digitally design and produce posters, brochures, annual reports, student board cards and flyers.
  • Must dependably meet deadlines with work that is portfolio-worthy.
  • Establish an office hour between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. each Friday throughout the academic year to work with the Comm team and meet with staff partner to review requests, establish deadlines, and report progress.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Recognition Coordinator

The Recognition Coordinator plays a key role in recognizing and publicizing the outstanding work done by Bennion Center student leaders and volunteer groups. This job requires the student to dependably gather nominations from student leaders and staff and post the award recipients in the Bennion Center, on the Union bulletin board, and, with the help of the social media coordinator, on our social channels. Time commitment is approximately 1 hour a week. Requirements include:

  • Coordinate balloting/voting for Student of the Month, and Student Group of the Month each month from Aug-Sept through May.
  • Notify monthly winners and nominees.
  • Maintain a list of winners and quotes from their nominators.
  • Arrange for photos and nominator information to be delivered to photo team and staff partner for placement on monitor and newsletter article as well as social media placement.
  • Establish and keep a weekly office hour throughout the academic year.
  • Track office hour volunteer time through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org
  • Attend Comm Team leadership training twice yearly.
  • Spend one hour per semester tabling.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and at least one other Saturday Service project of your choosing.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Videographer

The Bennion Center videographer will be responsible for capturing the Bennion Center’s history through video. This includes shooting all major service events (see below) and assisting in the development of videos for our community relations partners, our alumni, and our Bennion Center peers. This individual must be proficient in shooting and editing and be willing to take directions from the staff partner. Time commitment is roughly 3 hours per week. Requirements include:

  • Proficient in video shooting and editing. (Camera supplied by Bennion Center).
  • Shoot video at Legacy of Lowell, MLK Day of Service, Earth Day, Project Youth and Spring Celebration.
  • Develop project specific short videos (1:30 – 2:00) to highlight the above events.
  • Ability to monitor and maintain Bennion Center YouTube channel.
  • Understanding and ability to use web-based video applications.
  • Assist staff partner in producing alumni profiles for Bennion Center website, as well as well as other videos as strategically indicated.
  • Meet weekly with staff partner to coordinate which Bennion Center events will be covered.
  • Attend bi-weekly Comm team meetings.
  • Establish and keep a weekly office hour. Track office hour and volunteer hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org
  • Table at least one hour per semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and at least one other Saturday Service project of your choosing.
  • Attend Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Comm Team Chair / Student Board Representative

This student is responsible for linking our team to the student board by serving as an information conduit. This individual is also responsible for meeting with the staff partner to coordinate agendas for Comm team meetings and activities. If you are selected for that position you must be willing to:

  • Meet weekly with staff partner.
  • Coordinate meeting times and agendas for Comm Team meetings. This include polling members for times when the entire committee can meet.
  • Conduct Comm Team meetings.
  • Attend bi-monthly Student Board meetings and represent the Comm Team to that group.
  • Complete projects as assigned by the Student Board.
  • Report back to your staff partner and the Comm Team any information or assignments delegated by that group.
  • Maintain a weekly office hour between 7 and 10 a.m. Friday mornings.
  • Track office hour and volunteer hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org
  • Table at least one hour per semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and at least one other Saturday Service project of your choosing.
  • Attend Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester or the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Campus Relations Liaison

The Campus Liaison is the Bennion Center’s representative to all other student groups on campus. This individual is dependable, outgoing, and respectful and inclusive when it comes to diversity. The campus liaison is eager to help all campus groups be successful in their service efforts and to share with them opportunities to partner with the Bennion Center. In short, the campus liaison is a bridge builder, developing strong relations between the Bennion Center and all our campus partners. Average time commitment each week is two hours. Position requirements include:

  • Help prepare a list of campus groups and their respective student leaders/staff advisors. Example: Greeks, Social Work student leaders representative, ASUU representative, etc.
  • Determine when each group meets and ask to be included as a representative from the Bennion Center. Share any news/announcements with this group regarding Bennion Center activities or events.
  • Acquire social media hash tags used by each group for cross promotional purposes.
  • Assist in alumni outreach as requested by staff partner.
  • Meet weekly with staff partner.
  • Establish and keep a one hour office hour each Friday morning sometime between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. during the academic year.
  • Track personal office hours through the Intranet on Bennioncenter.org.
  • Meet every-other-week for Comm team meetings.
  • Table at least one hour each semester.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell. Also attend at least one other Saturday Service Project of your choosing.
  • Participate in Comm Team leadership training twice each year.
  • Attend new student leader orientation at the end of Spring semester and the beginning of Fall semester to help orient Bennion Center peer leaders and to receive training for your position.
  • Assist in advertising, public relations and recruitment as requested by the staff partner or other members of the Comm team.

Community Outreach Team

Community Outreach leaders oversee one-time and introduction to service opportunities for the Bennion Center. Student leaders in these positions work collaboratively with other student leaders, staff, community partners, and members of the Bennion Center advisory board members to create meaningful opportunities and to address important community needs.

In addition to the outlined responsibilities listed below, students on the Community Outreach Team will be expected to meet the following responsibilities:

  • Attend a weekly office hour at the front desk of the Bennion Center
  • Attend a monthly Community Outreach Team Meeting
  • May be asked to serve as a site leader for Legacy of Lowell, MLK Day of Service, or other Saturday Service Projects
  • Complete 2 hours of tabling each semester
  • Submit monthly hours logs forms by the 10th of the following month of which they are reporting.
  • Attend 1 leadership workshop each semester hosted by the Student Directed Programs area
  • Respond to any communication from staff partner within 48 hours
  • Respond to Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) that may come in within 48 hours

April Saturday Service Project Director - 1 position open

  • Take the lead on everything for the April SSP
  • Meet with staff and advisor y board member 3-4 months out to start planning the project.
  • Work with community partners to solidify the sites and projects for the Saturday Service Project
  • Regular Meetings with Student Programs Coordinator and Advisory Board member.
  • Securing donations and sponsorships.
  • Work with BC Communications Team on marketing and PR.
  • Be available to assist with all the other Saturday Service Projects for the year.
  • Serve at the Bennion Center front desk 1 hour a week.
  • Coordinate with staff partner on reflection, assessment, and data collection for the April Saturday Service Project

First Year Service Corps Co Directors - 1 Position Available

  • Mentor first-year students by introducing them to leadership and service activities.
  • Attend and coordinate participation in all Bennion Center Saturday Service projects with first-year students.
  • Respond to community requests for service and volunteers.
  • Meet at least once a month with the First-Year team.
  • Collaborate with partners across campus and the community to educate first year students about community events and service opportunities.
  • Meet weekly with the First Year Service Corps Leadership Team to plan meetings and events.
  • Table and Recruit Students at First-Year and Transfer Orientations over the summer semester.
  • Serve at the Bennion Center front desk 1 hour a week.
  • Coordinate holiday service project in December with Catholic Community Services
  • Submit monthly hours logs and assessments determined by staff partner.

Project Youth

The 2018-2019 Project Youth Student Leaders overall will be responsible for creating and executing an inclusive program that brings 5th and 6th grade elementary students from Title I Elementary Schools to the University of Utah during reading day of Spring Semester 2019. This program also involves in-class visits by University of Utah students prior to the on-campus day in the spring. Multiple stakeholders from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City School District, and the Salt Lak Education Foundation make this program possible.  Time commitment for Project Youth student leaders will be between 5 and 10 hours a week, but will be heavily weighted in the Spring semester. The following positions are available for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Project Youth Program Directors - 2 Positions Open

Program Specific Duties

  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Project Youth program and oversee the vision and direction of Project Youth along with the staff advisor from the Bennion Center.
  • Act as a school liaison between the University of Utah and Title 1 elementary schools.
  • Recruit and select student leaders to serve as team leaders which are liaisons to the elementary schools. Interviews and application process will happen during the fall semester.
  • Track and report all volunteer hours for volunteers and leaders in the program.
  • Present to school district staff in the Fall semester.
  • Manage the Project Youth Core Committee and facilitate regular meetings of the committee (every 2 weeks).
  • Work closely with the staff advisor to manage any purchases on behalf of the program.
  • Develop curriculum to be taught to the elementary students for the class visits prior to the day on campus and teaching of the curriculum to the team leaders.
  • Plan the power rally pep assembly

Bennion Center Specific Duties

  • Attend a weekly office hour or programming hour in the Bennion Center.
  • Table at least 2 hours a semester for the Bennion Center.
  • Attend Bennion Center Student Leader Orientation over summer 2018.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and MLK Days of Service
  • Attend 1 additional Bennion Center event: Additional Saturday Service Project, Issues and Actions Luncheon, Bennion-Hinckley Forum, Student Directed Programs Leadership Workshop.
  • Report all volunteer hours to directors.

Project Youth Volunteer Coordinator -1 Position Open

Program Specific Duties

  • Responsible for the marketing and recruitment of volunteers for the Project Youth program.
  • Respond to the Volunteer Interest Form within 48 hours and keep track of those who express interest in the program throughout the year.
  • Attend and participate in Project Youth Core Committee meetings. (Every 2 weeks).
  • Responsible for working with Project Youth Team Leaders to make sure there is an appropriate volunteer to youth ratio on the day of Project Youth
  • Responsible for creating content and leading volunteer orientations for all Project Youth volunteers
  • Host and plan volunteer appreciation party at the end of the Project Youth day on campus.
  • Report all volunteer hours to directors.

Bennion Center Specific Duties

  • Attend a weekly office hour or programming hour in the Bennion Center.
  • Table at least 2 hours a semester for the Bennion Center.
  • Attend Bennion Center Student Leader Orientation over summer 2018.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and MLK Days of Service

Project Youth Sessions Coordinator - 1 Position available

Program Specific Duties

  • The Project Youth Sessions Coordinator is primarily responsible for working with University of Utah Faculty, Staff, and Departments to put on age appropriate sessions for the school aged children participating in Project Youth.
  • Attend and participate in Project Youth Core Committee meetings. (Every 2 weeks).
  • Responsible for working with Project Youth Team Leaders to make sure they know where there sessions are located on campus.
  • Coordinate with presenters on the content of their educational sessions and what room needs they may have.
  • Coordinate with Union and University Scheduling for room needs.
  • Coordinate recognition for presenters.
  • Report all volunteer hours to directors.

Bennion Center Specific Duties

  • Attend a weekly office hour or programming hour in the Bennion Center.
  • Table at least 2 hours a semester for the Bennion Center.
  • Attend Bennion Center Student Leader Orientation over summer 2018.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and MLK Days of Service
  • Attend 1 additional Bennion Center event each semester: Additional Saturday Service Project, Issues and Actions Luncheon, Bennion-Hinckley Forum, Student Directed Programs Leadership Workshop.

Project Youth Logistics Coordinator - 2 Positions available

Program Specific Duties

  • The Project Youth Logistics Coordinator is responsible for various logistical pieces during the day and assisting the Project Youth Directors and Staff Partner on their vision for the day
  • Coordinate breakfast for day of volunteers
  • Coordinate lunch time for volunteers and school children which includes space set up, determining menu, and ordering food
  • In collaboration with staff partner, coordinate transportation of school children to campus
  • Coordinate dismissal from Power Rally to class sessions.
  • Coordinate dismissal of lunch back to the buses so students can go back to school.
  • Attend and participate in Project Youth Core Committee meetings. (Every 2 weeks).
  • Work with directors, staff partner, and team leaders to place order and facilitate distribution of t-shirts prior to the day on campus.
  • Report all volunteer hours to directors.

Bennion Center Specific Duties

  • Attend a weekly office hour or programming hour in the Bennion Center.
  • Table at least 2 hours a semester for the Bennion Center.
  • Attend Bennion Center Student Leader Orientation over summer 2018.
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell and MLK Days of Service
  • Attend 1 additional Bennion Center event each semester: Additional Saturday Service Project, Issues and Actions Luncheon, Bennion-Hinckley Forum, Student Directed Programs Leadership Workshop.

Service Corner - 1 Director and 1 Outreach Coordinator Position Available

Director Responsibilities

Maintaining all knitting supplies, cards, stationery, or other related supplies in the service corner area. As new projects are taken on, it will be the responsibility of the program director to maintain all materials and supplies for the service corner.

This includes:

  • Purchasing new yarn, loom, cards or stationery supplies
  • Being responsible to dropping off hats to the hospital or homeless shelter and mailing out cards
  • Keeping records of volunteer contact records and number of hours served to be summarized monthly.
  • Responsible for writing potential verification letters or recommendations
  • Maintaining policies accordingly

Coordinator Responsibilities

Coordination and planning of large groups looking to do service through service corner.

  • Monthly off site service events. Coordinating with other groups on campus.
  • Keeping records of attendance and completed items to report to Director for recording.

General Responsibilities

  • Recruit, Orient, and Train students to serve as Service Corner Assistants.
  • Supervising Service Corner Assistants and arranging training hours and special events.
  • Making sure that all of the student leaders at the front desk are trained in all of the service corner projects and willing to train volunteers that come into the Bennion Center looking for projects in the service corner.

Overview

Coordinators mentor and support Student Program Directors within a Bennion Center Issue Area (Arts & Recreation, Education & Advocacy, Health & Ability, International Service, Social Justice, or Sustainability & Food Justice) to create quality experiences for volunteers and meaningful community impact. Additionally, the Coordinator works with his/her/their respective staff partner to meet the needs of Community Partners.

A Coordinator's time commitment averages 5-10 hours per week. The position is expected to be held from March 2018 - April 2019 including the summer months.

2018-2019 IAC Openings: Education & Advocacy, Health & Ability, International Service, Social Justice, Sustainability & Food Justice

Job Duties

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Issue Area Coordinators are expected to:

Administrative

  • Participate in the Program Director selection process for each program within your issue area, chaired by the respective staff partner, during the months of March & April 2018.
  • Attend weekly meetings with your staff partner.
  • Attend weekly Issue Area meetings with staff partners and fellow coordinators.
  • Communicate regularly with Program Directors regarding current deadlines, priorities, training opportunities, etc.
  • Periodically, check-in with student Program Directors on one-on-one meetings.
  • Participate in and support the student leadership transition process during spring semester.

Programmatic

  • Mentor and guide student Program Directors to manage successful programs and develop into effective leaders. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting with Volunteer Interest Forms (VIF), VIF and hours tracking, e-mail correspondence, calendaring, training, meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, volunteer management, ensuring accountability, goal setting and fostering collaboration.
  • Participate in Community Partner Agreement meetings within your issue area (3 meetings/year per program).
  • Regularly, recognize and nominate program directors/programs for monthly Bennion Center awards.
  • Support Bennion Center outreach efforts including participating in University tabling events at least four hours/year.

Training

  • Assist with transition and onboarding of Program Directors.
    • Coordinate and facilitate “Guide to Getting Started” with each student Program Directors within your issue area.
  • Plan and co-facilitate training/leadership modules throughout the year (2 per semester).
  • Plan and facilitate monthly meetings with student Program Directors.

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Arts for Youth - 1 position available

  • Teach engaging art lessons to K-6 Students.
  • Remind volunteers one or two days before the lesson date.
  • Create age-appropriate art lesson(s).
  • Gather/buy material for lesson.
  • Make art project example.
  • Recruit regular volunteers.
  • Create and hang flyers
  • Contact advisors and professors to share your flyer with students.
  • Meet with interested volunteers and train them using Powerpoint (in drive).
  • Maintain organization of AFY closet and keep it stocked with materials.
  • Maintain regular contact with co-director, community partners, BC partners, and volunteers.

Camp Kostopulos - 1 position available

  • Arrange carpool volunteers between the University and Camp K.
  • Regularly volunteer at Camp K.
  • Recruit and support the current volunteers.
  • Communicate with the community partner and make sure you are meeting their needs.
  • Assist with orientations at the Bennion Center twice a month or whenever necessary

Running Forward - Up to 2 positions available

  • Recruiting and training new volunteers and site leaders.
  • Helping volunteers arrange background checks and youth protection training and complete both of these requirements.
  • Ensure effective communication with school administration through site leaders.
  • Maintain a sufficient number of volunteers at each school and facilitating youth recruitment.
  • Attend and lead weekly Running Forward board meetings.
  • Attend running practices each Friday and checking in on site leaders (generally one practice per week).
  • Assist in planning the Obstacle Course, Sports Day, and end of year 5K for all Running Forward schools.
  • Facilitate fundraising at the University of Utah through ASUU and the Bennion Center and developing the community 5k race at the end of the year.
  • You will be expected to help in other various areas with the program, including distribution of permission forms, background checks, helping to set up new schools, and updating lessons and schedules.

As Running Forward is still a fairly new program, there is lots of room for new growth and expansion. The program director should be ready to help suggest innovative new solutions to problems and propose ways to support Running Forward’s rapid growth.

Sorenson Multicultural Center - 1 Position Open

Individually

  • Do and log office hours (1hr/wk)
  • Do and log tabling hours (2hrs)
  • Driver’s Training (on intranet or at orientation)
  • Attend IA monthly meeting (1 month)

Admin

  • Monthly hours and reflection (by 10th)
  • Weekly check up with Community Partner
  • Use VIF to coordinate volunteer progress
  • Reply to Volunteers
  • Meet with volunteers
  • Communicate with volunteers
    • Meet needs, answer questions, keep them happy, obtain monthly reflections
  • CPAs: schedule, create document, update and upload

Retention and Outreach

  • Individually contact past VIF/volunteers and invite
  • Reach out to Colleges, Teams and Clubs
  • Research and log all the needed contact information
  • Keep an Excel sheet with contact info/invites/confirmations
  • Talk to advisors
    • Research and log all the needed contact information
      • Keep an Excel sheet with contact info/invites/confirmations
    • Talk to advisors
    • Talk to Coaches
    • Talk to Club Presidents
    • Talk to Coaches
    • Talk to Club Presidents
  • Make and keep up to date with volunteer flyers
  • Make and keep up to date with one-time event volunteer flyers/outreach
  • Make and keep up to date with information for potential volunteers (information sheet)
  • Make seasonal VIF and keep up to date with VIF editor
  • Prep and bring in new volunteers and different activities start
  • Swagg on 9th- organizations to participate Ethnic Studies Majors, Social justice majors, Soccer GIrls, Make Pamphlets for potential volunteers

Build Relationship with SMCC

  • Ultimately incorporate other programs ex: boxing?? Help with fitness classes?? Drop in volleyball??
  • Clear communication

Special Olympics Team - 1 Co-Director Position Available

Special Olympics Utah University Leadership and Engagement (U.L.E.) – Up to 2 positions open

  • Update/Maintain an email list of volunteering U of U students (VIF spreadsheets).
  • Act in a professional and respectful manner while working with Community Partners and constituents (athletes, partners, coaches, volunteers)
  • Coordinate Games Organizing Committee for annual events – Fall Sports Classic (Fall Semester) & Young Athletes Program (Spring Semester)
    • Meet once a week with the GOC (games organizing committee)
    • Recruit GOC and day-of volunteers to support the events
  • Effectively communicate with community partners
  • All General PD requirements
  • Communicate with Special Olympics Utah staff

Program Description

Special Olympics Utah’s Fall Sports Classic is typically held during Fall Break (Fri/Sat). Venues include the University of Utah, Regional Athletic Complex, and Rose Park Golf Course. Nearly 1,000 athletes and Unified Sports partners will compete during this two-day event and will receive support from nearly 500 coaches and hundreds of day-of-volunteers.

Competition is traditionally held in the following sports:

  • Soccer and Unified Sports Soccer
  • 3v3 Basketball and Basketball Skills
  • Bocce
  • Golf
  • MATP (Motor Activities Training Program) – At all venues

Special Olympics Young Athletes® is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children. In Spring 2018 Young Athletes partnered with U-FIT. Contact Dr. Hester Henderson for more information.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

  • Have experience volunteering with the Symphony or the Opera in the several capacities.
  • Be knowledgeable in each service opportunity available with USUO (including: intermission receptions, opera boutique, chair moving, opera light walking, etc.)
  • Volunteer as a Lead Volunteer with USUO as assigned and attend their regular meetings.
  • Show enthusiasm for promoting the arts in the community and be willing to talk about the volunteer opportunities in the Bennion Center.
  • Recruit and retain volunteers through personal emails, tabling events, word of mouth, texting, flyers, and posters.
  • All Program Director Responsibilities through the Bennion Center (tracking hours, responding to Volunteer Interest Forms in a timely fashion, attend monthly meetings, complete CPA meetings in a timely fashion, etc.)
  • Program Director gets the same benefits as Lead Volunteers that are Staff Benefits! (Melissa Robison gives detailed descriptions of the benefit package.)

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Bud Bailey Youth Project - 1 Director Position Open

  • Actively recruit new volunteers who can commit 1 hr/week to tutoring the youth at Bud Bailey. It is expected that you as Program Director will make the same commitment
    • Respond to VIFs within 48 hrs whenever possible. This has helped maximize the number of volunteers this year
    • Orient new volunteers, helping them fill out the application and informing them on how to complete Youth Protection training (you will need to do this too!)
    • Do a walk-through of the Bud Bailey common area with all new volunteers and explain the different resources available to them
    • Help volunteers schedule times to go in to help; ideally, we will have one volunteer there each day of the week
  • Help work with the community partner to plan activities ~1/month that will engage the youth
    • Ideas:
      • Chemistry with American Chemical Society
      • Service Projects at Bud Bailey (i.e. planting in the gardens)
      • Help graduating seniors fill out FAFSA paperwork and college applications
  • Use your full budget. This is sometimes more difficult than expected but remember: school supplies are always in high demand! Use these as rewards with the kids, or as funds to plan fun, interactive activities
  • Work with the community partner to keep track of the number of hours volunteered by volunteers that month, and input those to the Bennion Center intranet
  • Keep in contact with the community partner, as they are your best resource. They can always provide insight on how to improve the program

The Children’s Center -  2 Co-Director Position Open

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Orientation and training with Leslie (our community partner)
  • Teachers in classrooms can answer additional questions and give more instruction

Volunteering obligations

  • Attend at least one volunteering shift a week
  • Adhere to the rules and instructions in the classroom
  • Be a model kid!
  • Attend the service projects that are held once each semester
  • Hold an office hour or programming hour once a week

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Respond to emails promptly (within 48 hours)
  • Keep in good communication with Leslie
  • Meet with students and enthusiastically educate them on The Children’s Center and what they will be doing in the classroom

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Monthly meetings with Issue Area Coordinator and other programs (various topics)
  • (If applicable) Monthly meetings with co-program director to input hours/volunteer information
  • Monthly meetings with Community Partner to discuss volunteers, needs, other topics at hand at the time of meeting (i.e. budget spending)
  • 3 meetings with Community Partner, Staff Partner and Program Director(s) to go over CPA contracts (times to be determined by all parties)

Literacy Action Center - 1 Director Position Open

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Volunteer experience at LAC preferred

Volunteering Obligations

  • Volunteer 2 hours weekly at LAC
  • Weekly office hour at Bennion Center
  • Submit monthly hours log/reflections
  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) and MLKJ Day of Service (Spring)
  • Attend 2 leadership workshops (1 per semester)

Volunteer Recruitment Responsibilities

  • 4 Hours of Tabling (2 per semester)
  • Respond to VIF emails
  • Orient new volunteers and give them the required documentation

Meetings with CP and IAC

  • Monthly meetings with IAC (coordinated by IAC)
  • Weekly meetings with CP (during weekly volunteering hours) as needed to discuss status of volunteers and program-specific needs
  • Conduct 3 CPA meetings

Ronald McDonald House - 1 Co-Director Position Open

  • Program Director knows about both the House and Family Rooms and the positions available at both
  • Program Director volunteers once a week at either the House or Family Room, hours vary from 3 per week at the House and 2 or 4 per week at the Family Rooms
  • Monthly meetings with IAC
  • Weekly office hour at Bennion Center
  • Monthly Orientations at the House for Bennion Center volunteers specifically
  • Possible extra office hours to meet with volunteers that couldn't make the scheduled office hour time
  • Weekly check in with community partner either via email or in-person
  • Monthly volunteer log submissions
  • Two hours of tabling a semester
    One workshop a semester
  • 3 CPA meetings a semester (Initial, Check-In, Closing)
  • Daily email correspondence
  • Check-In emails to new volunteers
  • Thank-you emails to leaving volunteers

Wasatch Impact Girls Leadership Forums - 1 Director Position Open

  • PD attends all forums (~4 forums per month, 1 hour each)
  • PD usually leads one of the four forums, trains volunteers to lead other three
  • Responsible for purchasing supplies and crafts for leadership lessons
  • Usually 2 meetings with CP per semester, more as needed
  • Monthly volunteer hours logs to BC
  • Meet with volunteer at BC
  • Communicate with Promise South Salt Lake (or respective agency) to complete background check
  • Train volunteer on leadership lessons
  • Update VIF tracker
  • Meet with IAC monthly

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Headstrong TBI Support Group

  • PDs must obtain Youth Protection Training and background check through the university
  • PD plans and hosts events for the support group once a month
  • Brain injury community outreach (tabling at Brain Injury Alliance of Utah Conference, etc.)
  • Facilitate volunteer background checks
  • Meeting with community partner as needed
  • Meetings with Primary Children’s Hospital advisors every two months or as needed
  • Coordinating with participants’ parents/caretakers (texting/email)
  • Managing the Head Lines newsletter with articles released monthly
  • Managing Headstrong Facebook group
  • Recruiting more participants

One Care Home Health & Hospice - 1 Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • All volunteers working with the program must read over the One Care training manual and complete the post-test; they must have blood work done, have currently active care insurance, proof of identification, a background-check and a valid driver’s license; they must complete an online CPR training (costing approximately $15) before visiting their Hospice patients.
  • The New Program Director must be an active volunteer with the program and must have all prior requirements completed. New Program Directors will be trained with all necessary information by the previous/current Program Director. The current program director will be responsible for answering all the new program director’s questions for a period of at least 3 months.

Volunteering obligations

  • PD must be regularly volunteering with One Care approximately 2 hours every week.
  • PD must send their weekly visit reports and monthly time logs to the community partner at the end of each week and month respectively.
  • PD must complete the Bennion Center Monthly volunteer log submission and should log their Bennion Center Office Hour every week.

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • First experience follow-up with the volunteer after receiving a VIF (Volunteer Interest Form) through email using the canned response
  • Finding new advertisement opportunities to recruit new volunteers every fall and spring semesters
  • Complete the required 2 hours of tabling every fall and spring semester
  • Connecting volunteers to upcoming events, reminding them to submit their time logs every month, and answering any questions they may have when applicable
  • Updating VIF excel tracker.

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • PD must schedule weekly meeting or a call with the current community partner, Shannon and inform them of the program director’s updates on any concerning issues or actions made with the program and should aim to fulfill any concerns that the community partner may have regarding the program or the Bennion Center.
  • PD are required to attend the IAC monthly meetings or talk with the IAC to schedule an alternate appointment with them.

Primary Children’s Hospital - 1 Co-Program Director Position Available

  • Co-PD regularly volunteers at Primary Children’s Hospital 3 hours/week
  • Short weekly meetings or emails with community partner (CP) to keep track of application open/close dates and orientation dates
  • Meeting with Issue Area Coordinator (IAC) monthly
  • Meet with Community Partner, Issue Area Coordinator, and Staff Partner 3 times a year
  • Alternate submitting Monthly volunteer logs with Co-PD
  • Alternate writing Monthly emails to volunteers with Co-PD
  • Choose and a prepare a gift for the monthly volunteer with the most volunteer hours
  • Plan and complete one volunteer project per semester benefiting the hospital or clinics
  • Make volunteer appreciation gifts for all volunteers in the spring semester
  • Write a quarterly newsletter segment for the Primary Children’s Hospital newsletter

Rides for Wellness - 1 Position Available

  • PD completes required Salt Lake County trainings, which includes an 8 hour online defensive driving course.
  • PD regularly volunteers 3 hours/month with the program.
  • Monthly meeting with community partner (CP)/notes. Usually via phone.
  • Meeting with IAC monthly.
  • Monthly volunteer log submissions (travel, preparing and volunteer time).
  • First experience follow up (email and/or text).
  • Responding to VIFs within 48 hours.
  • Interviewing potential volunteers, and sending them the necessary application and other paperwork required for the program.
  • Scheduling volunteers for the BC route. The route needs to be covered each week by either a volunteer or the PD.

Utah AIDS Foundation - 1 Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • An obligatory orientation for all prospective volunteers is the minimum required to volunteer for most activities
  • Test Site Orientation is mandatory for anyone interested in volunteering during test site

Volunteering obligations

  • Volunteer for at least 4 hours a month for the duration of the semester

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Response to VIF’s within 48 hours
  • Hold Info sessions for prospective volunteers as needed

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meetings between the Student Program Director(s) and Community Partner will be held when needed. A check in email every week between program director and community partner will supplement regular meetings.
  • Meet with IAC at least once a month during the monthly issue area coordinator meeting.

VA Nursing Home - Up to 2 Co-Director Positions Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Orientation at the nursing home (1 hour)

Volunteering obligations

  • Volunteer at least four hours per month at the nursing home

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Respond to VIFs and volunteer emails within 48 hours
  • Meet with students to explain program and application process and set up orientations
  • Assist with orientations when available
  • Hold office hour at Bennion Center every week
  • Table for the Bennion Center 2 hours per semester

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meet with other program directors in issue area meeting once per month
  • Attend one leadership workshop per semester
  • Schedule and conduct 3 CPA meetings
  • Meet with volunteer coordinator during regular volunteer hours

About the program

At the VA Nursing Home, volunteers provide assistance and companionship to resident senior citizens who are veterans. In addition to one-on-one influence, volunteers assist residents and the recreation staff in a variety of fun activities (bingo, arts and crafts, wii sports, etc) and field trips (canyon cook-outs, day trips to Wendover, movie outings, and more).

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Catholic Community Services - 1 Director Position Available

Criteria

Must be an undergraduate for the 2018-2019 school year (must be willing to commit to the position from May 2018 - May 2019)

Training required

Training included with position

Volunteering obligations

8 hours a month for the duration of the 2018-2019 school year; choice of Foster Youth Refugee tutoring, Refugee ESL tutoring, Preferred Communities Advocate, or Transportation Mentor. Training included.

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • 4-6 hours a month
    • Responsible for responding to volunteer interest and helping transition them into a volunteer role.
    • Additionally, a few hours of tabling recruitment / classroom recruitment are required each semester, as is participation with a small number of leadership
      workshops and Bennion Center volunteer events (Legacy of Lowell Day, etc)
    • Finally, attend scheduled monthly meetings with your Issue Area Coordinator and quarterly meetings with the Community Partner (Catholic Community
      Services)

English Skills Learning Center - 1 Director Position Available

The English Skills Learning Center provides instruction for diverse populations. Volunteers teach their own classes with curriculum provided to help change student’s lives by facilitating English language accusation. Classes include citizenship preparation, life skills, empowering parents, health, financial literacy and English for safe driving.

Any training necessary to work with the program

13.5 Hours of training to teach classes is required.

Volunteering obligations

  1. Volunteer signs up and complete training
  2. Volunteers commit to a position at ESLC (classroom assistant, teacher etc.)
  3. Volunteer teaches for one semester
  4. Volunteer prepares lesson based on provided curriculum, collects roll for every class
  5. Submits volunteer hours every month (to include travel, preparation and teaching time)
    *Students may receive a letter of recommendation after volunteering for 100 hrs.

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  1. Respond to VIFs in 24 hours with invitation to meet
  2. If volunteer is interested, send application link
  3. PD let CP know if student wants to volunteer
  4. CP signs student up for training
  5. PD updates VIF tracking sheet
  6. PD reports monthly hours (by 10th of each month)

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • CPA draft document should be sent to all parties one week before the meeting
  • CPA final document should be sent to all parties and saved on the O:drive* within one week following the meeting
  • Original CPA: Due by May 31st for summer programs and by the first day of fall semester for all other programs.
  • Check-in CPA: Due by Thanksgiving for all programs. Programs that run during the summer and have significant programmatic changes should complete this by the first day of fall semester.
  • Wrap-up CPA: Due by spring break.

ESL Guadalupe - 1 Director Position Available

  • Teach a group of adult immigrants (2-4 students) for one night a week (2 hours)
    • 75% attendance meaning 3 times a month
  • PD is responsible for responding to VIFs and following up with a meeting with prospective volunteer to recruit
  • Help community partner with any material request using budget
    • Whiteboards
    • Reading/teaching supplies
  • PD is responsible for BC volunteer retention and recruitment, which includes
    • Tabling
    • Speaking in front of classes
    • Reaching out to other departments at the U and providing them with information about your program
    • Creating posters
    • Some volunteer retention gifts for volunteers who have been there a long time and have great attendance
    • Reaching out to volunteers to see their experience and nominate outstanding volunteers for hero of the month

Health Access Project - Up to 2 Co-Director Positions Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Community Health Center Volunteer Training
  • Interpreter training (not required for case management support volunteers)

Volunteering obligations

  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Volunteer appreciation
  • Hour Logging
  • Interpretation Services (if able to)
  • Case Management Support may include:
    • Filing of organization of office documents
    • Client outreach
    • Provider outreach
    • Front desk service

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Two tabling hours per semester
  • Class presentations are recommended
  • Meet with interest students and respond to volunteer interest forms

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Weekly meetings with Community Partner to discuss current program details
  • Monthly meetings with Issue Area Coordinator for updates, reminders, and general support
  • Meet three times per year with Community Partner, Issue Area Coordinator, and Staff Partner for Original, Check-in, and Wrap-up Community Partner Agreements

International Rescue Committee Position Description - 1 Director Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

Trainings depend on interest and placement in IRC. Generally, the organization takes care of any necessary trainings.

Volunteering obligations

The IRC has a diverse mix of volunteer positions that appeal to many interests. Volunteer positions that are currently, or soon to be available, are: Front Desk Volunteer, Civics and Citizenship Education Volunteer, Health Mentor, Donations Volunteer, Family Mentor, Childcare Support, Health Access Volunteer, ESL Tutor, Tech Mentor, Tax Prep Volunteer, Graphic and Web Design Volunteer, and Spice to Go Volunteer. All programs except Spice to Go Volunteers DO require a background check.

  1. Actively volunteer within their chosen position.
  2. Report monthly hours
    *Program Director is expected to serve in the same capacity as a volunteer in addition to his/her leadership responsibilities. Frequency: at least once a week Commitment Duration:_3-6 months depending on position

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

Replying to VIFS and tabling hours (2 per semester).

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

Community Partner Agreements:

  • Original CPA: Due by May 31st for summer programs and by the first day of fall semester for all other programs.
  • Check-in CPA: Due by Thanksgiving for all programs. Programs that run during the summer and have significant programmatic changes should complete this by the first day of fall semester.
  • Wrap-up CPA: Due by spring break.

Meeting with Community Partner

Student program directors and community partners meet and communicate regularly to cover important tasks such as checking-in on goals, hours’ logs and reflections, scheduling, volunteer management, problem-solving.

  • Meetings vary based on PD and CP schedules. Usually done in the first week of each month.

Issue Area Coordinator

  • Meet 1:1 with coordinator should needed (i.e, missed monthly meeting )

Maliheh Free Clinic - 1 Co-Director Position Available

Purpose

  • The primary focus of this program is to provide medical interpretation for underserved communities. There are also other volunteer opportunities, considered secondary to the aim of this program that volunteer can participate in.

Training

  • To become an interpreter there are two training shifts that must be fulfilled. For other types of volunteering in the clinic there are a variable amount of training shifts.
  • Engage with interpreter training leader to prepare to become an interpreter trainer if you desire. This opportunity is available after 3 months of committed volunteer service.

Volunteer Obligations

  • We require volunteers to volunteer for two four hours shifts each month for at least four months.

Volunteer Recruitment and Training Responsibilities

  • Hold interpreter trainer trainings in order to train existing interpreters as trainers at the clinic to train new incoming interpreters.
  • Reply to Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24 hours and meeting with students for an information question and answer session.
  • Give students the following forms; HIPPA training (instruct to watch video), volunteer application, background check, interpreter manual, and terminology sheets.
  • Hold two tabling hours per semester.
  • Post flyers to help with recruitment.
  • Meet with CP at least once a month to review goals.
  • Meet with IAC as needed, but at least on time monthly.

Promise South Salt Lake Hser Ner Moo Community Center - Up to 2 Co-Director Positions Available

  • Become familiar with Hser Ner Moo, its mission, and maintain an updated understanding of the agency’s evolving needs.
  • Volunteer weekly, either in the after-school programs or as a one-on-one mentor.
  • Track volunteers progress through the on-boarding process through email and in-person correspondence with Promise staff, and ensure that all volunteers have completed a background check and Youth Protection Training.
  • Volunteer recruitment, including marketing tasks such as tabling, classroom visits, and posting fliers.
  • Volunteer retention, including timely volunteer correspondence, end-of-semester gifts, parties, volunteer of the month recognition, and so on.
  • Timely and regular correspondence and meetings with Community Partner.
  • Schedule and lead three Community Partner Agreement meetings per year in accordance with BC guidelines.

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah- 1 Co-director position open

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Program Director must become a Big mentor
  • AIM database training
  • PD Orientation with community partner
  • University Child Safety Training

Volunteering obligations 

  • PD must become a Big mentor
  • Bennion Center Responsibilities

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Recruit, orient, and check-in with volunteers
  • Hand-off volunteers to agency

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meetings with CP are scheduled on an as-needed basis

Girl Scouts - 1 Director Position Available

  • Be knowledgeable about or willing to learn more about Girl Scout programs in order to direct volunteers to the appropriate program.
  • Establish a connection and orient new volunteers.
  • Follow up with volunteers regularly.
  • Volunteer and enjoy working with children and help instill the Girl Scouts mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
    • Schedule informant meetings with the Girl Scouts Community Partner
    • Plan and manage the program’s budget
    • Manage volunteer interest forms, hours, and match up locations/times with volunteer availability
    • Orient new volunteers and promote the program on campus and during first meetings with potential volunteers
    • Attend weekly office hours at the Bennion Center and complete 2 hours of Bennion Center tabling at on campus events

Road Home Kid’s Book Club - 1 Co-Director position available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Mandatory Safety and Conduct Training through the Road Home

Volunteering obligations

  • Weekly reading with kids from 7 to 8 pm
  • Checking in kids at book club
  • Planning group reading and activities

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Maintain an adequate number of volunteers
  • Provide orientation to new volunteers about program

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meet with CP every week before book club for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Discuss areas for improvement and other scheduling/planning topics

Road Home Playroom - 1 Director position available

  • Help make the time enjoyable for the kids.
    • keep track of volunteer hours and report them each month to the Bennion Center
      • manage VIFs and hours
    • Bring healthy/fun snacks as necessary
      • Coordinate with community partner on when and what to bring
  • Attend playroom on Tuesday nights from 7pm-8pm.
    • Help set up the playroom for the kids’ playtime at the homeless shelter.
    • Go over the rules with volunteers who attend
    • Welcome new volunteers and introduce them to the other volunteers/kids
    • Take disciplinary action if a child misbehave, and if necessary, alert community partner to remove child from playroom
  • Work closely with community partner to track and log in volunteer hours.
  • Keep them in the loop about how playroom goes

Road Home Teens Night Out - 2 Co-Director Positions Available

  • Plan fun weekly activities for teens who live at The Road Home to enjoy supervised freedom with their peers and fellow community members
    • Keep a log of each activity, making note of the activity date, participants, successes, methods for improvements, etc.
  • Continually reach out to local organizations and community partners to ask for in-kind donations of admission, food, or other services to ensure that the teens can enjoy fun, safe, and diverse experiences in the Salt Lake area
    • Maintain an organized document that lists all organizations that donate to the program in order to ensure ease of transition for the next year’s Program Directors
    • Include contact information (name, email, phone number, etc.) as well as donation information (what was donated, estimated value, etc.)
    • Complete In-Kind Donations forms for the Bennion Center Development Team and return to Morgan Byrne for processing
  • Serve as friends and mentors to the teens during activities and prioritize having fun as a method of community building (while also serving as chaperones at each activity)
  • Attend a volunteer orientation session at The Road Home (or the Bennion Center) and complete a Youth Protection Training through the University of Utah’s Youth Protection and Program Support Office
  • Notify all program volunteers and Road Home partners of upcoming activities (what, where, when) in a timely fashion
  • Work closely with co-director to track and log volunteer hours for the program
  • Respond to communication from volunteers, community partner contacts, and Bennion Center staff partner in a timely fashion

Take Care Utah- 1 Director Position Available

  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Communicate with volunteers upcoming events and training at Take Care Utah.
  • Initial contact/training meetings
  • Record hours, volunteer reflections and goals
  • Coordinate Google Docs and track/enter monthly hour logs
  • Update VIF to reflect the needs of Take Care utah
  • Coordinate with Take Care Utah point of contact to develop responsibilities of volunteers based on the needs of the program throughout the year.

Youth Resource Center - 1 Director Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Youth Protection Training
  • Background check and orientation with Jayme – Director of Volunteer Services for VOA, UT

Volunteering obligations

  • Sign in and out at the front desk to record and track volunteer hours.
  • Keep track of volunteer hours for all students volunteering in the program(s).
  • Be knowledgeable about all programs in the YRC in addition to Music for the Masses.
  • Hold Music for the Masses at the YRC 2-3 times each week and participate alongside volunteers through setting up instruments, teaching youth how to play an instrument, engaging in conversations with youth, and cleaning up the room after music group is over.
  • Be in good spirit and put forth an earnest effort to encourage a love for music for attendees.
  • Be fully present at music group (e.g., no cell phone use – unless using to learn/teach a song) and adhere to all program policies and guidelines.
  • Schedule times for volunteers to prepare and serve a meal as a group at the YRC every other month.
  • Repair instruments as needed (i.e., restringing guitars).

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Respond to VIFs in a timely manner.
  • Recruit, orient, train, and retain volunteers, makings sure that all volunteers are adhering to volunteer expectations.
  • Make volunteers feel welcome and supported every step of the way in their volunteering experience.
  • Be a direct point of contact for volunteers in Music for the Masses and connect volunteers with Jayme for other volunteer opportunities (i.e., front desk, Cornerstone Counseling Center daycare).

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meet with CP (Jayme) periodically as needed to talk about volunteers, updates, concerns, questions, and schedule changes.
  • Attend PD monthly meetings and maintain communication with IAC as needed.
  • Meet with CP, IAC, and staff partner at CPA meetings.

YWCA - 1 Director Position Available

The YWCA Utah program through the Bennion Center works to support the after school program. Volunteers are needed to tutor children (grades K-6) in various topics including math, science, reading, and English speaking (ESL). In addition to tutoring, volunteers also often help with snack time and other fun activities.

The YWCA is located at 322 E 300 S, SLC, UT which is easily accessible by public transit.

Any training necessary to work with the program?

Application & background check through YWCA

Volunteering obligations 

The minimum commitment is 1 hour per week plus the Program Director responsibilities.

Tutoring takes place M-TH from 3:15-5:20 pm, and Fridays from 1:00-5:20pm

Program Director Responsibilities include:

  1. Office Hour (weekly)
  2. Issue Area Meeting (monthly)
  3. Hours Logs/Reflections (monthly)
  4. Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  5. 2 Leadership Workshops (1 per semester)
  6. 4 hours tabling (2 per semester)

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Respond to VIFs within 24-48 hours
  • Participate in recruitment opportunities/tabling events as available
  • The community partner will provide recruitment materials as necessary

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

Monthly meetings are encouraged with regular communication by email. The meetings will review program hours, detail changes to the schedule, share volunteer needs, and review any upcoming training and/or event opportunities.

Student-Directed Program Directors

Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and schools. Program Directors work with a student coordinator (Issue Area Coordinator) and Bennion Center staff partner to best serve the needs of community partners and other volunteers. It is strongly recommended that prospective Program Directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position.

Program Directors are expected to serve 5-10 hours a week, depending on the program. Some programs may also require service during the summer months (see application for details).

In addition to the general duties of a Bennion Center student leader, Program Directors are expected to:

  • Volunteer regularly within the respective program (see Volunteer Interest Form for a description of each program).
  • Recruit, orient, train and retain volunteers as necessary for your program.
  • Respond to prospective Volunteer Interest Forms (VIFs) within 24-48 hours.
  • Maintain regular communication with your respective staff partner, community partner, and Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Complete all required Community Partner Agreement meetings by the established deadlines.
  • Maintain a VIF tracking spreadsheet (a database of all prospective, current and past volunteers, including contact information and university ID).
  • Keep track of monthly hours served within your program by Bennion Center volunteers.
  • Attend monthly meetings facilitated by your Issue Area Coordinator.
  • Perform the duties required by the specific program (see specific program description for details).
  • Be a Bennion Center Ambassador: build an in-depth understanding of the programs and opportunities at the Bennion Center
  • Complete Motor Pool certification (or identify yourself as a non-driver)
  • Complete Youth Protection requirements (applies to certain programs only)

Commitments

Weekly

  • 1 Office Hour (Front Desk or Programming)
  • Program Commitment (with Community Partner)

Monthly

  • Issue Area Meeting
  • Hours Logs/Reflections

Semester

  • Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
  • 1 Leadership Workshop (per semester)
  • 2 hours tabling (per semester)

Year

  • 3 Community Partner Agreement meetings per academic year

Edible Campus Gardens

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Basic introduction to the Gardens

Volunteering obligations

  • When available, preferably once a week

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Respond to VIFs, table during events such as Plazafest, in-class presentations.

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Once every other week for ~1hour. Recruitment opportunities discussed, plans managed, etc.

Environmental Action Team - 1 Director Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • No training necessary

Volunteering obligations

  • Attend a monthly meeting and a monthly volunteering event (4 hours)

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Respond to VIF in 48-hour period. Create and organize an event with an environmental organization.
  • Remind volunteers about times of meetings and events.

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meet with CP a semester
  • Discuss progress and any issues that came up. Discuss what were the positive outputs of the monthly event.

Meet with IAC once a month

  • Discuss progress and any issues that came up.
  • Discuss what were the positive outputs of the monthly event.

Feed U Food Pantry – 1 Co-Director Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • N/A

Volunteering obligations

  • Minimum one hour/week

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Coordinate training session times with interested volunteers and develop volunteer schedule.
  • Plus all responsibilities as Feed U (Co-)Director of Volunteer Recruitment & Management

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Weekly in-person/email updates about scheduling updates, challenges, etc.

Green Urban Lunchbox - 1 Director Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • No training necessary

Volunteering obligations

  • Volunteer at least once per week with GULB during the growing season (2-3 hours per volunteer session)

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Work with Community Partner to actively recruit volunteers for the Back-Farms program and for Garden Apprenticeships. Maintain spreadsheet with interested volunteers and confirmed volunteers once committed to the program.
  • Recruit volunteers for Fruit Share program throughout the spring and summer
  • Train volunteers on how to self report their hours
  • Maintain and track Fruit Share volunteer hours through self-reporting spreadsheet or form
  • Respond to interested volunteers within the community as well as from the Bennion Center
  • Be knowledgeable about all volunteering opportunities the Green Urban Lunchbox has to offer.
  • Arrange volunteer appreciation gifts or events every semester for Bennion Center volunteers

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meet with Community Partner every 3 months as needed to determine projects and effectiveness of volunteer recruitment efforts. Maintain constant communication with Community Partner regarding volunteer needs, resources, and GULB events.
  • Meet with Issue Area Coordinator monthly as needed to discuss how the program is doing, to gain important service and leadership advice, and to take stock of PD responsibilities to the Bennion Center.

Meals on Wheels - 1 Director Position Available

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • Setting up monthly (semester-based) calendars for volunteers to track their hours
  • Gathering and sending out volunteers information to all volunteers in the program
  • Filling out new volunteer forms and sending them to Volunteer Coordinator (Shauna Brock)
  • Filling out and setting up CPA meetings/forms

Volunteering obligations

  • Assisting volunteers if they can’t deliver on their designated day
  • Holding office hours once a week to work on program needs

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Answering VIF’s to prospected students
  • Tabling at certain events for recruitment
  • Classroom Visits if in need of volunteers (if necessary)

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Meeting with IAC once a month to discuss program
  • Meeting with CP and IAC once a semester to discuss state of program, what to maintain, how to improve and goals for the future

Social Justice Garden: Mountain View - Up to 2 Co-Director Positions Available

The mission of the Social Justice Garden is to provide students and families with access to learning how to grow healthy foods. Providing students with alternative educational space for hands-on experience and learning opportunities. Creating a space that fosters authentic school and community partnerships.

The garden/program can be found at a co-hosted space serving Mountain View Elementary, Glendale Middle School, and the Community Learning Center (Glendale) – 1388 Navajo St., SLC, UT 84104

Any training necessary to work with the program

  • It is helpful (but not required) to have basic knowledge of gardening practices.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) volunteers are encouraged (but not required) in order to better communicate with the community.

Volunteering obligations

  • Help with community outreach and event planning. Time varies and is flexible
  • Assisting with general gardening and workshops with community – regular hours will exist for Summer, Fall & Spring seasons.
  • Teaching/assisting Elementary school gardening classes

Volunteer recruitment responsibilities

  • Response to VIF’s within 48 hours
  • Work to recruit new volunteers for teaching & gardening programs

Meetings with CP and IAC (how often, topics discussed, etc.)

  • Hold regular meetings with the Community Partner
  • Meet with IAC at least once a month during the monthly Issue Area

Under the oversight of the Utah Reads Coordinator, Utah Reads Site Team Leaders are responsible for ensuring the overall quality of the tutoring program at one elementary school or community agency. The Site Team Leader provides the on-going support necessary for tutors to fulfill the mission and objectives of the Utah Reads program. This includes working with site administration to ensure effective tutoring strategies are in place. Students applying for this position must be qualified to receive work-study funding from the financial aid department. Preference given to students with experience with the Utah Reads and/or Next Steps programs.

Open Site Leader Locations

  • Glendale Community Learning Center
  • Neighborhood House
  • Rose Park

If you have any questions or concerns about the form or the application process, please contact us.


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Leadership Position
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  2. I am applying for the following positions. (List up to three in order of preference)
  1. Did you hold any of these positions last year?
  2. I am interested in being part of the Bennion Center Student Board
    • Any experience you have that is relevant to the position for which you are applying. This may include community service involvement, completed course work, University involvement, employment, etc. Please note relevant skills you have developed because of this experience.
    • What you hope to contribute to the community through this position.
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Trip Choices*You may not choose the same trip more than once.
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(list up to 2)
Trip Destination
Alternative Weekend Breaks
Environmental Stewardship Trip
TBA, UT
Refugee and Human Rights Trip
Salt Lake City, UT
Alternative Fall Break (October)
Wildlife Habitat Conservation Trip
Lakeview, MT
Identity and Environmental Exploration (First-Generation Trip)
San Rafael Swell, UT
Community Health
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Urban Environmentalism
Portland, OR
Homelessness
Seattle, WA
Alternative Spring Break (March)
Animal Advocacy and Rehabilitation
Kanab, UT
Coastal Ecosystem Restoration
Arcata, CA
Women and Poverty
Denver, CO
HIV and AIDS
Hollywood, CA
Empowering at-risk Youth
Las Vegas, NV
Urban Environmentalism
Portland, OR
Marine Conservation
Santa Cruz, CA
Immigration, Health, and Poverty
San Diego, CA
LGBTQIA* and Human Rights
San Francisco, CA
Homelessness
Seattle, WA
Hunger and Food Justice
Seattle, WA
Community Health
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Create a New Trip
There is potential for a site leader to create a new trip with a new site. We are especially interested in trips with themes around Universal Access, Education, and Health. Please contact Laura Schwartz in advance to review the New Trip Application process.

  1. Alternative Breaks Executive Board Positions Description of positions
    It's optional to apply for an Eboard position as it is an additional role to being a Site Leader.
    You can apply for more than one position.
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  1. I understand that if circumstances change and I cannot carry out the responsibilities listed in the position description, I will make prompt, deliberate arrangements with the Bennion Center to ensure my responsibilities are fulfilled.
  2. I acknowledge that the Bennion Center reserves the right to replace me in my position if the needs of the volunteers, Community Partner, and/or the Bennion Center are not met.
  3. The University of Utah is fully committed to policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and vigorously pursues affirmative action in all programs, activities, and employment with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, and status as a person with a disability. Religion, sexual orientation, and status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era also are protected under nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment policies. The University seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities.
Last Updated: 2/16/18