30logo Student-Directed Programs

Get involved with the Bennion Center by choosing from one of our  45 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.

The Education and Advocacy student-directed programs involve tutoring, teaching, and mentoring at several Title I public schools and non-profits around Salt Lake. The populations served include elementary school, junior high, and high school students, as well as adults.

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now. (*indicates not currently accepting volunteers)

Bryant Middle School Tutoring

Bud Bailey Youth Tutoring

Children's Center Mentoring

First Lego League Utah

Literacy Action Center

Ronald McDonald House

Utah Development Academy Recreational Soccer Tutoring Program

Environment, Arts and Recreation (EAR) programs are diverse and include everything from concert ushering to weeding carrots in a school garden. This programming area aims to entice student volunteers from all over campus, including biology, performing arts and environmental studies majors. Volunteers can assist in a community garden, promote recycling around campus, or participate in larger monthly service projects.

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now.(*indicates not currently accepting volunteers)

Arts for Youth

Edible Campus Gardens

Elevate Theater Company

Environmental Action Team

Green Urban Lunchbox

Running Forward

Social Justice Gardens - Jackson

Social Justice Gardens - Mountain View

Sorenson Center

*Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

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

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now.(*indicates not currently accepting volunteers)

Best Buddies

Camp Kostopulos

Friends for Sight

Hospice Care

Meals on Wheels

*Primary Children's Hospital

Rides for Wellness

*Sealants for Smiles

*Special Olympics Utah Team

* Special Olympics Utah University Leadership & Engagement

VA Nursing Home

International Service programs serve several populations of refugees and English-language learners. Volunteer opportunities include assisting refugees in tasks such as grocery shopping or computer skills, tutoring English, serving as an interpreter, or mentoring youth refugees.

Currently active programs are listed below. To find out more about a program, go to Volunteer Now.(*indicates not currently accepting volunteers)

Asian Association of Utah - Sunnyvale

ESL Guadalupe

English Skills Learning Center

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.(*indicates not currently accepting volunteers)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Feed U Food Pantry

Food Recovery Network

Girl Scouts Outreach

Health Access Project

*Palmer Court Kid's Book Club

Road Home Book Club

Road Home Playroom

Road Home Teens Night Out

Take Care Utah

Youth Resource Center

 

Last Updated: 1/6/17