30logo Student-Directed Programs

Get involved with the Bennion Center by choosing from one of nearly 50 Student-Directed Programs to make a positive impact in our community. Each program works with a local community partner organization make a collective impact in areas such as education, environment, health, social justice and arts.

Once you have found specific programs that interest you, please fill out and submit a Volunteer Interest Form. A student representative for the program(s) should contact you within a few days. You are welcome to visit the Bennion Center (Union 101) to learn more about specific programs.

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.

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now.

  • Arts for Youth
  • Camp Kostopulos
  • Elevate Theater Company
  • Running Forward
  •  Sorenson Center
  • Special Olympics Utah Team
  • Special Olympics Utah U.L.E
  • Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

The Education and Advocacy student-directed 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) and advocacy work on behalf of vulnerable populations and animals.

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now

  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Bud Bailey Youth Tutoring
  • Children's Center Mentoring
  • First Lego League Utah
  • Literacy Action Center
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Utah Development Academy
  • Wasatch Impact

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

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now.

  • Friends for Sight
  • Hospice Care
  • Hospice & U
  • Headstrong TBI Group
  • Primary Children's Hospital
  • Rides for Wellness
  • VA Nursing Home
  • Utah AIDS Foundation

International Service programs serve several diverse populations including individuals with refugee status and English-language learners (ESL). Volunteer opportunities include assisting with public transportation navigation, computer skill development, tutoring English, serving as an interpreter during medical consultations, or mentoring youths

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now.

  • Asian Association of Utah - Sunnyvale
  • ESL Guadalupe
  • English Skills Learning Center
  • Health Access Project
  • Hser Ner Moo
  • Maliheh Clinic
  • Refugee Assistance - International Rescue Committee (IRC)
  • Refugee Assistance - Catholic Community Services (CCS)

The Social Justice 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.

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now.

  • Best Buddies
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
  • Girl Scouts Outreach
  • Palmer Court Kid's Book Club
  • Road Home Book Club
  • Road Home Playroom
  • Road Home Teens Night Out
  • Take Care Utah
  • Youth Resource Center
  • YWCA

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.

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now.

  • Edible Campus Gardens
  • Environmental Action Team
  • Feed U Pantry
  • Food Recovery Network.
  • Green Urban Lunchbox
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Social Justice Gardens - Jackson
  • Social Justice Gardens - Mountain View

 

Last Updated: 11/3/17