Volunteering is a great way to help those who are in need, meet new and amazing people, and have fun!
*Please note: ALL OF OUR ONGOING VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19.
All volunteers involved in the following weekly activities must complete a volunteer orientation and background check before volunteering.
All Bennion Center orientations take place at the University of Utah Bennion Center.
*Please note that these orientations are reserved for University of Utah students.
The goal of this program is to facilitate activities for 13-17 year old shelter guests. Activities are usually off shelter grounds (laser tag, haunted house, movie, aquarium etc.) and there may be a fee associated.
The goal of this program is to facilitate activities for children ages 2 to 5, who are not yet in school. Activities include story time, free play, songs, crafts and more! The children are also served snacks. Serve with at least two other lead program volunteers.
The goal of this program is to help children, ages 5 - 12 years old, become interested in reading. Volunteers read a story with the children. Art and snack activities centered on the theme or characters in the story follow to reinforce the enjoyment of reading.
Play games, coordinate learning activities, facilitate arts and crafts, be a mentor to the children who are staying in shelter with their family. Children are 5-12 years old.
For questions about our ongoing volunteer opportunities or orientation schedule, please contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.