What is Circle K?
BYU Circle K is part of Circle K International, the largest collegiate community service organization in the world! Our mission is to build caring and compassionate leaders through the vehicle of service. BYU Circle K allows students to participate in a wide variety of service events. We visit the Utah State Hospital weekly to play with the children there. During Summer term, Circle K helps Provo Kiwanis with their pancake breakfast during the Freedom Festival Balloon Fest leading up to the 4th of July, and helps Spanish Fork Kiwanis with their concession stand at the rodeo leading up to July 24th. For more information, please check our Facebook page.
How do I get involved?
We will be communicating future activities via email, Facebook (click here to join the group), and Teams!
During Fall and Winter semesters, we meet in front of the Wilk Jamba Juice every Saturday at 9:30 AM to carpool to the Utah State Hospital and play with children. It is recommended that volunteers wear athletic clothing since they will be running around. We will return to BYU by 12:00 PM.
Please complete this mandatory 25 minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with the children.
MUST SEND A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING TO firstname.lastname@example.org IN ORDER TO VOLUNTEER:
- A negative TB (tuberculosis) test from THIS year. You can get this done at the Student Health Center or the Utah County Health department across from the City Center Temple.
- A record of your Covid-19 vaccination card.
- Flu shot. Send a picture of your receipt.
- Drivers license.
- Fill out the paperwork that is attached as best as you can.
- Attend an in-person orientation. Email email@example.com to sign up.
Note: You may log service hours for however long it takes to watch the orientation and fill out the paperwork.
Sometimes, I forget why or the joy that comes from service. But one moment brought it back for me. When I was playing with the kids, they would run to me, out of remembrance, and call me by their recognition of me, "Slippery Shoes", from all the times I would slip during our games. I have been remembered, and there is no feeling like it when the children you volunteer your time for remember you.
I was able to make friends with those that I was serving. They are patients who you would think need more help than you, but it turns out that they made me realize just how much I needed their laughter and smiles in my life. This made me realize just how happy I am serving them.