Additionally, the following is required:
- Attend a weekly office hour in the Bennion Center (front desk or programming), scheduled by you at the beginning of each semester.
- Submit monthly program hours logs.
- Represent the Bennion Center at University tabling events at least 2 hours each semester.
- Attendance at (exceptions will be made in extenuating only circumstances and should
be pre-approved by your Staff Partner when possible):
- Bennion Center Student Orientation (June 2, 2017 or August 18, 2017)
- Legacy of Lowell (September 30, 2017 – Tentative)
- MLK Day of Service (January 13, 2018)
- Attendance at the following is strongly encouraged:
- Bennion Center Service Social (August 30, 2017)
- Saturday Service Projects (8:30am-12:00pm on designated Saturdays)
- Service Celebration (March 29, 2017)
Many of our positions are co-director positions, meaning you may work with 1-3 other student leaders.
Open Leadership Positions
Student-Directed Program Directors
Student Program Directors manage ongoing volunteer programs with local community organizations and public schools. Student program directors work with a student coordinator and Bennion Center staff to best serve the needs of community partners and volunteers. It is strongly recommended that perspective program directors volunteer with or visit the community partner prior to applying for this position. Student 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, Student 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 the Original Community Partner Agreement meeting prior to the beginning of fall semester, the Check-in CPA during the fall semester and the Wrap-Up CPA before spring break.
- Maintain the 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)
- 1 Office Hour
- Program Commitment
- Issue Area Meeting
- Hours Logs/Reflections
- Attend Legacy of Lowell Day of Service (Fall) & MLK Day of Service (Spring)
- 1 Leadership Workshop (1 per semester)
- 2 hours tabling (2 per semester)
1. Special Olympics Utah Team (Co-Director)
- Work with the parents, coaches, and athletes to coordinate practices and prepare athletes for Special Olympic events.
- Fundraise to meet the team’s monetary needs.
- Organize events throughout the year with coordination with Special Olympics Utah
- Complete and maintain paperwork for athletes and coaches prior to all competitions.
- Work with coaches to help train athletes and set up practice facilities.
2. Special Olympics U.L.E (Co-Director)
- Plan and organize the Fall Sports Classic with community partner (Special Olympics Utah)
- Plan and organize Young Athletes with community partner (Special Olympics Utah)
- Gather volunteers to create a Games Organizing Committee (GOC) in the fall
- Gather volunteers/reach out to potential Young Athletes participants in the spring
- Track hours of all volunteers within programs
- Provide clear communication between community partner and volunteers