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Service Corner Projects 

  • Pick up grab-n-go service projects
    • One-Time Commitment
      • 2 Locations (Union 101 & Kahlert Village)

Community Partnership Programs 

  • Weekly volunteering with local community organizations
    • Semester-Based Commitment
      • Over 45 nonprofits to choose from

Community Bulletin Board 

  • Additional volunteer opportunities outside the Bennion Center
    • Various Commitments

Saturday Service Projects  

  • Join hundreds of your peers in support of community
    • One-Time Commitment
      • 3 per year (Sept, Jan, Apr)
      • In-Person

Service Corner Hours  

  • Meet new people and help complete themed projects
    • One-Time Commitment
      • Held almost every week
      • In-Person

Community Conversations  

  • Listen, be heard, and reflect with others on social issues
    • One-Time Commitment
      • Held every 2 weeks
      • Virtual

Service House Dialogues  

  • Share perspectives about local community topics
    • One-Time Commitment
      • In-Person

Pathways Forums 

  • Discover different pathways to community engagement
    • One-Time Commitment
      • Virtual

First-Year Experience Cohort  

  • Find your community with other new and transfer students
    • Academic-Year Commitment
      • Apply by Friday, September 2nd 

Alternative Breaks  

  • Justice-based work over school breaks and weekends
    • Week-Long Plus Commitment

Utah Reads 

  • Tutor local elementary students (work-study position)
    • Academic-Year Commitment
      • Must be eligible for work-study to apply

Bennion Scholars  

  • Complete a capstone project, earn an academic honor
    • Multi-Year Commitment

Communication Team 

  • Explore your creative interests and develop new skills
    • Semester-Based Commitment

Bennion Service House 

  • Live on-campus with 12 community-minded residents
    • Academic-Year Commitment
      • Applications open on Feb. 10th

Gail Miller Community Engagement Tower at Kahlert Village 

  • On-campus residence for first-year students only
    • Academic-Year Commitment

Student Leader Positions  

  • Lead by example, gain leadership experience
    • Academic-Year Commitment

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Designated Courses  

  • Experiential learning outside the classroom. Over 200 (CEL) designated courses offered at the U.
    • Semester-Based Commitment
      • BENN 2020: Pathways to Community Engagement
      • BENN 3030: Intro to Civic Leadership
      • BENN 2929: Community Immersion (Alt Breaks)

Learning Abroad - Costa Rica  

  • Community, Systems, and Sustainability (Spring Break)
    • Half-Semester Commitment
      • Applications are closed

Learning Abroad - Cuba  

  • Complexity, Community, and Change (Summer)
    • Half-Semester Commitment
      • Applications close February 15th 

Community Engagement Certificate  

  • Commit to leadership for social change
    • Multi-Year Commitment
      • 21 credits and a capstone project

 

Volunteer Interest Form

Click the link below to view all active Bennion Center opportunities

You can select up to 3 options and we'll contact you!


 VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM


Upcoming Ways to Engage

Apply by June 1st!!!

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Meet Minerva! After moving from Southern California to Salt Lake City, Minerv...
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Meet Minerva! After moving from Southern California to Salt Lake City, Minerva decided to get involved with community engagement to find a way to make new connections. Within a CEL (community engaged learning) course, Minerva was able to take class lessons and apply them to real life scenarios. “The community engagement course has also allowed me to develop skills that I cannot solely learn through a book such as being able to approach strangers and engage in meaningful conversations,” Minerva said. In a City and Metropolitan Planning class, Minerva learned that despite the pandemic, people were eager to talk about parks and how important they are to them. Minerva was able to realize that with the pandemic, parks have become a sanctuary place for many during the pandemic - they are one of the few places where people still felt they could gather safely, entertain their children, exercise, and find peace. 
Minerva said, “Taking a certified Community Engagement Learning Course (CEL) would be beneficial to individuals who want to understand the challenges in their community, identify ways to get involved, and refine their professional and personal interests.” If you want to learn more about Minerva’s experience with CEL courses, check out her blog at the link in our bio!
Meet Minerva! After moving from Southern California to Salt Lake City, Minerva decided to get involved with community engagement to find a way to make new connections. Within a CEL (community engaged learning) course, Minerva was able to take class lessons and apply them to real life scenarios. “The community engagement course has also allowed me to develop skills that I cannot solely learn through a book such as being able to approach strangers and engage in meaningful conversations,” Minerva said. In a City and Metropolitan Planning class, Minerva learned that despite the pandemic, people were eager to talk about parks and how important they are to them. Minerva was able to realize that with the pandemic, parks have become a sanctuary place for many during the pandemic - they are one of the few places where people still felt they could gather safely, entertain their children, exercise, and find peace. 
Minerva said, “Taking a certified Community Engagement Learning Course (CEL) would be beneficial to individuals who want to understand the challenges in their community, identify ways to get involved, and refine their professional and personal interests.” If you want to learn more about Minerva’s experience with CEL courses, check out her blog at the link in our bio!
 
 
 
 
 
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Last Updated: 5/19/22