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Community Partnership Programs

Community Partnership Programs mobilize students to strengthen local communities. Students have the opportunity to choose an area of engagement that matters to them and become an advocate of justice as they work alongside community partners. Community Partnership Programs offer participants access to understanding about specific community issues, professional development opportunities, and connections to other volunteers with shared interests.

Explore each of our 6 different Issue Areas:

The Advocacy programs provide direct service at several Title I public schools and non-profit organizations around Salt Lake. Projects support advocacy work on behalf of vulnerable populations and animals.


Programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to our Volunteer Interest Form.


  • American Red Cross
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Catholic Community Services
  • Health Access Project
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Take Care Utah
  • Youth Resource Center

The Arts & Recreation programs are diverse and include opportunities like coaching sports, planning events, concert ushering, and working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This programming area aims to engage student volunteers from all over campus, including kinesiology, performing arts, and parks, recreation & tourism majors. Volunteers can assist in creating crafts with kids, encouraging physical activity and helping adults with physical and intellectual disabilities to engage in the community.


Programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to our Volunteer Interest Form.


  • Arts for Youth (Historic Scott School)
  • Camp Hope
  • Elevate Theater Company - Tanner Dance
  • Primary Children's Hospital
  • Running Forward
  • Special Olympics Utah Team
  • Special Olympics Utah U.L.E. (University Leadership & Engagement)
  • Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

The Education programs provide direct service at several Title I public schools and non-profit organizations around Salt Lake. Projects support education initiatives at all levels of instruction (children and adults).


Programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to our Volunteer Interest Form.


  • ACT Prep at Day-Riverside
  • ACT Prep at Marmalade Branch Library
  • Bud Bailey Youth Tutoring
  • The Children's Center
  • ESL Guadalupe
  • Hser Ner Moo
  • Literacy Action Center
  • Palmer Court Kids' Book Club
  • Road Home Kids' Book Club
  • YWCA

The Health and Wellness programs include a variety of both hospital and non-hospital programs. Volunteers can work with kids, adults and the elderly in an assortment of capacities such as mentoring, providing free vision screenings, and providing assistance and companionship to patients.


Programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to our Volunteer Interest Form.


  • Friends for Sight
  • Hospice and U
  • Maliheh Free Clinic
  • Rides for Wellness
  • Utah AIDS Foundation
  • Utah Naloxone
  • VA Nursing Home

The Mentorship programs work with a variety of populations, including at-risk youth, the elderly, and low-income children and adults. Volunteers serve as mentors, counselors, and role models.


Programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to our Volunteer Interest Form.


  • Best Buddies
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
  • Girl Scouts Outreach
  • Grandfamilies
  • Road Home Playroom
  • Road Home Teens' Night Out
  • TBI Group (Headstrong, Brain Injury Alliance Utah)
  • The Sharing Place

The Sustainability & Food Justice programs are diverse and include everything from recovering food to weeding carrots in a school garden. This programming area aims to entice student volunteers from all over campus, including biology, nutrition and environmental studies majors. Volunteers can assist in a community garden, promote recycling around campus, or deliver meals to the elderly.


Programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to our Volunteer Interest Form.


  • Edible Campus Gardens
  • Feed U Pantry
  • Food Recovery Network
  • Green Urban Lunchbox
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Social Justice Gardens - Mountain View
Last Updated: 7/28/21