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Community Needs

While none of these opportunities are sponsored or hosted by Y-Serve, this page contains a list of service ideas to which students and others may refer for current community service needs independent of the Center for Service and Learning. is a great resource for finding opportunities to serve in the community.

The one-time and ongoing service opportunities below are not sponsored by Y-Serve. They are requests from the community for volunteers, and each volunteer should sign up on an individual basis. Contact information for volunteer coordinators is included in the descriptions below.

One Time Service Opportunities

  • Come and volunteer at the Provo City School District This is Us Creative Arts Gala!

    When: April 15, 4:30-7:30 pm, 1-hour time slots
    Where: Provo High School, 1199 N. Lakeshore Dr. Provo, Utah 84601
    A food voucher, to be used at the Food Truck at PHS that night, will be provided for volunteers.
    To sign up click here!
  • Living Traditions Festival

    The Living Traditions Festival is a free 3-day Festival in downtown Salt Lake City celebrating the cultural diversity and ethnic traditions of peoples residing in Utah. We feature live performances, concerts, and artwork showcasing these traditions. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with: crafts and workshops, bocce ball, greeting guests, caring for the grounds, stages, kids area, production, school day, and more!

    To apply to volunteer:

    Please fill out this short 
    Volunteer Interest Form. After completing the Interest Form, you will receive a form to choose your volunteer shifts on a first come first serve basis. 

    Volunteers receive benefits such as festival t-shirts, an opportunity drawing, and more! For more information email Come join us and help connect thousands to diverse cultures and their traditions. Interest forms need to be filled out by Tuesday. April 2nd, 2024. Sign up sheets for shifts during the festival dates will be sent by email on Thursday, April 4th. Deadlines for shift sign ups will be on Friday, May 10th.

    Festival Dates and Hours:

    Friday, May 17 - School Day Program 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday, May 17 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Saturday, May 18 12:00pm-10:00pm
    Sunday, May 19 12:00pm-7:00pm

    Festival Location:

    Washington Square and the adjacent Library Square at 451 S. State St. in downtown Salt Lake City.

    Learn more about the festival at and ask a friend to sign-up for a shift or two with you here! Questions? Contact Emma Hall at

    If you are unable to volunteer, we would love for you to attend the festival and spread the word! We are looking for corporate groups, community organizations, high school clubs, community council members, and individual volunteers.
  • Volunteer Managers for the Utah Valley Marathon in Provo


    ● Be available at least one day from Thursday May 30 - Saturday June 1
    ● Be able to work for at least 4-40 hours on these days (differs depending on role)
    ● Recruit and manage volunteers for your role
    ● Make time to attend regular manager meetings leading up to the race (about 1x per month, 1 hour long)
    ● Help with equipment prep before and organization after the race

    More Ways to be Involved:

    ● Attend other race/fitness expos and help run our booth/marketing
    ● Develop/reach out to potential corporate sponsorships
    ● Volunteer recruiting outreach

    What You Get in Return:

    ● Free swag
    ● Race Managers Appreciation Dinner (after the race)
    ● Admission to Volunteer Party
    ● Free entry to following year’s entry
    ● Reimbursement of gas/food expenses
    ● Grad/Med school letters of recommendation, resumé, service hours
    ● Experience with management, events, business, and recreation
    ● Ability to provide input on the race and help make decisions.

    Manager Roles:

    ● Finish Line
    ● Awards and Festival
    ● Expo
    ● Marathon Start
    ● Half Marathon Start
    ● 10K Start
    ● 1K Start
    ● 5K Start
    ● Course Management
    ● Aid Stations
    ● Race Entertainment
    ● Transportation
    ● Recruiting
    ● Bag Stuffing

    If interested,

    sign up here!

  • Volunteers for Camp Hawkins:

    Camp Hawkins, Utah's Camp for Kids Affected by Heart Defects, is now accepting volunteer applications for Summer 2024! Camp is June 24-27, with Volunteer training on Sunday, June 23. Located at Camp Wapiti near Tooele, UT.

    Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including:

    Cabin Counselors

    – Assigned a group of 10 Campers who will stay together in their cabin (2 counselors per cabin). They help campers get to activities, provide emotional support, assist with and approve of any camp pranks, and participate in fun activities such as swimming, laser tag, zip lines, etc.

    Activity Leaders

    – Manage the fun at camp including the zip line and giant swing, organize games and activities, run the camp store, help with Arts & Crafts, plan skits and so much more.

    Medical Staff

    – We have Medical staff on-site to help with giving out medications, treat bee stings and scraps, and be available in case of emergency. This is a great opportunity for students in Medical School. We may also put volunteers with medical experience in cabins as counselors to support kids with more serious medical needs.

    No experience necessary. Volunteers must be 18 years old and pass a background check.

    More information may be found here!

    Spread the word and spread the love. It's a week you will never forget! Sign up today to become a Camp Hawkins Volunteer here!

Ongoing Service Opportunities

  • 4-H Mentoring

    What is 4-H Mentoring?

    In this program, we recruit individuals as mentors and assign them to one of the youth (between the ages of 9 and 15) involved in our program. Part of the mentor's responsibilities in this role include meeting one-on-one with their mentee each week, attending bi-annual mentor trainings, and attending activities provided by the organization (when able). Our organization does our best to provide an environment that fosters belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery among youth, their families, and their mentors.

    Mentors meet for an activity with their mentees for 1-2 hours each week according to the mentor's schedule. These activities are generally planned by the mentor.

    Mentors should commit to one full year. This is better for the mentor/mentee relationship because it shows the youth consistency. Virtual activities/calls/texts/and overall just reaching out will be acceptable for weeks where you may be out of town or overall unable to meet in person.

    We are always looking for Spanish speaking mentors as well!

    Please reach out with any questions you may have!

    How do I get involved?

    If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please reach out to our Program Director, Brandon Summers (info below), or sign up at the link shown on our website. We look forward to meeting you!

    Want to learn more about us? Check out our social media:
    Instagram: 4hmentoring
    Facebook: 4hmentoring
    Pinterest: 4hleadership

    Brandon Summers


    Through leading the charge on eliminating Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through accelerated global research, the Alzheimer's Association seeks to maximize quality care and support and increase knowledge. Volunteers are an integral part in such efforts to spread awareness of the available resources and knowledge, unknown to the majority of communities. 


    As a volunteer, no previous experience is required. Volunteer positions can be catered to your unique skills and interests. Possible volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to: 

    • Community Education
    • Leading Support Groups
    • Community Outreach
    • Advocacy
    • Fundraising/Event support
    • Giving presentations
    • Community Outreach

    If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the following form.  

    Contact Raven Albertson at with any questions. 

  • BYU Family History Library - Foreign Language

    Foreign language opportunity available!!

    Did you know that out of all the records indexed so far, only 10% have been in languages other than English?? Students with FOREIGN LANGUAGE skills (beginning to advanced) are invited to help index non-English records on FamilySearch. This is a great way to share talents through service! Connect via their Indexing Page:

    Contact the BYU Family History Library missionaries to set up a one-on-one consultation or training by email ( or by phone (801-422-3766).

  • The CCD is a pro bono speech and language clinic serving primarily Utah County residents. The mission of the center is to provide exceptional speech-language pathology services to members of the community, particularly the underserved and uninsured.

    The CCD is seeking volunteer translators for our growing Spanish-speaking clientele. Volunteers will work with graduate Medical MS SLP students, Spanish-speaking clients and their families as they fill out paperwork and participate in the assessment.  Other opportunities may include assisting the clinical team and clients during weekly appointments. Assessments and weekly appointments primarily take place in the clinic; additionally, teletherapy opportunities may be available.

    Volunteers must be fluent in Spanish - understanding of medical terminology is a plus! Volunteers will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement to uphold and maintain the privacy practices of the CCD. 

    Times:  2 1/2-hour block(s) as needed- effective for Winter 2024 semester:

    Mondays - Thursdays: Please inquire of available time slots

    Other clinic translation opportunities may also be available for one hour to ninety minutes each week (time slots will vary).

    Sausha Herget

    Place:  Center for Communication Disorders (CCD)- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

    122 East 1700 South, Building C
    Provo, UT 84660

  • Comfort Zone Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp is a bereavement organization that organizes weekend-long grief camps for children, free of charge, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or significant person. These camps are highly dependent on volunteers to spend the weekend with the campers, having tons of fun and supporting them on their grief journey.

    CZC will host three camps this year in Utah, in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare - two in August and one in September.

    Find more information here!

  • Community Action Services and Food Bank

    They are looking for volunteers who can come on a regular basis every week to help in a variety of ways. Responsibilities include taking clients through the food bank and helping them get the correct amount of food for their family, stocking the shelves, organizing cans, and cleaning. They are looking for those who can commit to 3 months, but are willing to accept any help they can get. The shift times available are 8-10am, 10-12pm, 12-2pm, and 2-4:30pm (shifts on Friday will end by 3:30pm).

    Contact or (801) 691-5226 to get involved!

  • Courage Reins

    Courage Reins is an Equine-Assisted Therapy facility in Highland, Utah. Our mission: “Improving the lives of individuals with physical, mental, or emotional challenges through Equine-Assisted Therapy.” We serve children as young as two, to adults in their elderly years. We serve a very diverse population with a large variety of disabilities/diagnoses.

    As a volunteer at Courage Reins, no horse experience is required! You can learn to work with our horses and can work together with our instructors during classes. We have a broad variety of volunteer opportunities and rely greatly on our volunteers to help us serve our clients through our four therapeutic programs: Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Natural Horsemanship, Therapeutic Riding, and Hippotherapy.

    Most of our volunteer needs are during Therapeutic Riding classes, however there are always plenty of chores to do and poop to be scooped!

    Fall Quarter Hours:

    Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

    Tuesday: 9:30am – 6:15pm

    Wednesday: 12:15pm – 8:00pm

    Thursday: 9:30am - 7:45pm

    Friday: 8:45am – 5:30pm

    Our high need times (when the most help in classes is needed) are:

    Tuesday: 9:45am - 1:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm

    Wednesday: 12:45pm- 8:00pm

    Thursday: 1:00pm - 7:30pm

    Friday: 8:45am- 2:45pm

    Please check us out online and schedule a tour to see if Courage Reins is a good fit for the volunteer experience you are looking for! If you are interested in applying, please fill out an application on our website (Individual Volunteer Application). Courage Reins also offers internship opportunities and we will work with you to build the internship that works best for you and your needs.

    If you have any questions, please contact

  • Crisis Respite Nursery


    Our Nursery provides a safe place for children ages newborn to 11 years old. Children come here for a variety of reasons. Families use the nursery for crisis reasons such as abuse, neglect, domestic violence, medical emergency, death of a family member, or a mental health crisis. But not all children who use the nursery have been traumatized. The nursery is also used for respite reasons such as a parent or guardian attending a therapy appointment, support group, court hearing, doctor appointment or job interview. Parents can also use the nursery to just have some self-care time for up to 3 hrs a week.

    VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES (Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.)

    Staff members called House Parents will supervise you and direct the activities in the nursery. You will play with the children one-on-one, meet their needs and ensure their safety, pick up and maintain order in the nursery and assist house parents as requested.


    Volunteers choose a shift with our Prevention Coordinator. These shifts can be scheduled any day/time when the nursery is open:

    MON-THUR 9 am to 9 pm

    FRI 9 am to 5 pm

    SAT 4 pm to 8 pm (rarely)

    After orientation, you can set up times to volunteer. These are usually 2 hour shifts, but we are flexible.

    You must commit to help a minimum of 40 hrs to be reimbursed for background check and fingerprints. Depending on your availability, this minimum requirement can be done within 3-4 months, but we would greatly appreciate volunteers who are able to help longer periods of time.


    Attend a 90 minute volunteer orientation where we will:

    1. Fill out a volunteer application. Bring your driver’s license and know your social security number.

    2. Apply for a background check if you are 18 years or older.  

    3. Pay a $42.25 processing fee for the background check. This fee can be reimbursed after you serve 20 hours with us.

    Once you have attended an orientation, you will have fingerprints taken at another location which is an additional $10-$20 fee. You can also be reimbursed for up to $10 of this fee after serving 20 hours with us. Please provide a receipt if you are wanting to eventually be reimbursed.


    1) Masks are required at ALL times. There are no exceptions for this rule, so if you are unable to wear a mask at this time, we ask that you do not volunteer with us. We have a limited number of masks at the agency so please bring your own personal mask!

    2) If you or any member of your household (that includes roommates!) have any symptoms of any illness we ask that you do not come.

    3) If you need to reschedule your orientation time due to symptoms of any illness, please let me know ASAP. That way we can plan accordingly.

    4) If at any time you are tested for COVID-19, do not come into the agency until a test result comes back negative or you have followed the correct guidelines of quarantine. If while you are volunteering you receive a positive COVID-19 test, please call the agency immediately. This would likely result in the agency shutting down for two weeks so PLEASE DO NOT COME IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF ANY ILLNESS.

    Our Volunteer Coordinator holds an orientation 2-4 times a month. However, please note that Saturday or Sunday orientations are not available. To schedule an orientation, contact our Volunteer Coordinator by e-mail at: or call 801-229-1181. You can also visit our website for more information about all of our services:

  • Crisis Team Volunteers

    The Center for Women and Children in Crisis is looking for volunteers for our upcoming Rape Crisis Team - volunteer training!

    We need volunteers on our Rape Crisis Team, specifically on the weekdays. By state mandate, all volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. We ask for a six-month commitment so that you can gain the most from your experience with us. We love our volunteers and appreciate the work that they do in their roles.

    As a Rape Crisis Team Member, you will be working with sexual assault victims. Once a month, you will be on call with another volunteer with a cell-phone covering one shift which lasts for 24 hours. It can be done anytime (during the week or over the weekend) whichever works best for you though we are in great need of weekday volunteers. Your role will be to answer phone calls that come through our rape crisis hotline to speak with rape victims and to offer support by meeting victims in the hospital immediately following the attack during a forensic exam. This is an opportunity to help someone who is suffering such personal violation. You must own a car and live in Utah County for this opportunity. The state requires 40 hours of training to be a Rape Crisis Team Member. The training sessions are held three times per year.

    Background checks are also required for all volunteers working with our organization. The fee for the background check for the state of Utah is $50.00. This fee is a one-time payment and is due on the first night of training in cash or check written to The Refuge Utah. Training will be located at our Outreach Office: 1433 East 840 North, Orem, Utah. You must live within Utah County or Wasatch County and own a car for this opportunity.

    To start volunteering, contact Lori Jenkins at with questions or fill out this survey.

  • What is Destination Services?
    Destination Services Inc (DSI) is a 501c(3) Non-Profit transportation provider that was created out of necessity within Utah County to improve accessible and affordable transportation to disadvantaged community members.

    Volunteer drivers are needed to drive community members to their appointments between the hours of 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM or 3:00-5:00 PM.

    If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Finau Conklin at

  • Utah State Courts is looking for volunteers to serve in the Court Visitor Program to help solve "Whereabouts Cases". These cases involve tracking down and educating guardians with whom the court has lost contact. Training would be brief and done in person and then the student would work on cases remotely. Once the student commits to take a case, the student is court ordered to complete the case within a 4-5 week time frame which the student can help determine. Each case takes about 6-10 hours. If interested, volunteers could progress to take on more complex cases.


    • 18 years or older
    • Able to pass an interview and background check
    • Computer/internet and phone access
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals
    • Good writing skills
    • Reliable and dependable - commitment to meet deadlines
    • Ability to remain neutral and objective
    • 4 month or more commitment

    Students with bilingual abilities are needed as well!

    For questions or an application, please email

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Volunteers needed to help build, renovate, and repair homes with low-income families in Utah Valley. No construction experience necessary! Habitat for Humanity provides all tools, materials, and personal safety equipment. Volunteers (age 16+) may be framing, landscaping, hanging drywall or siding, painting, or doing finish work. Volunteer Crew Leader positions are also available. In addition, Habitat has service opportunities working at the Orem or Spanish Fork ReStores. Interested individuals or groups, please call LeAnn at (801)-344-8527 x105 or email

    COVID-19 Update: Volunteers must provide their own work gloves and bring a face mask/covering. Groups are limited to 7 people per shift.

  • Intermountain Healthcare is looking for multilingual volunteers to provide emotional support to people with life-limiting or terminal illnesses that don't speak English. They will take volunteers that speak any language.

    To be a volunteer for Intermountain Homecare and Hospice, students need to go through 10 hour training, background check, drug screen, fingerprinting, volunteering at least 4 hours every week. This is a 6 month commitment and requires all immunizations, including COVID. It is non-clinical work. It is more about companionship or help with reading, doing family history or just watching TV together. It helps the patient and family during that time of need. Interested people can contact Maria (Rosie) Winter (contact information below).

    Maria (Rosie) Winter
    Volunteer Coordinator
    Intermountain Homecare & Hospice/Utah County
    524 West 300 North, Suite 101
    Provo, UT 84601
    Cell: 801-616-6248
    Office: 801-426-1805

  • Each month the IRC hosts an event called Cultural Orientation. All refugees that have arrived to SLC in the past month are required to attend. The IRC teaches them about the basics of life in the US. To keep the adults engaged and able to attend, we offer childcare services for their children. The IRC is in need of help in the childcare services of this event.

    The event will take place the second week of every month at the Glendale Library (1375 Concord St, Salt Lake City, UT 84104) from 8:30am to 2pm.

    Childcare volunteers are responsible for watching the kids that are there at the library. They aren't allowed to take them to the bathroom or be alone with them. Mainly they will just be playing with the kids and leading activities with them.

    Sign up to volunteer for one of the 3 hour shifts.
    To become a volunteer, you will need to go to the volunteer orientation and get a background check.

    Questions about this volunteer opportunity?

    Cynthia Kirkman:, (385) 405-6507

    Shafi Bahaduri:

  • The No More A Stranger Foundation is looking for volunteers with social media experience who can create and publish valuable content on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn once or twice a week. Volunteers must have access to their own computer. Volunteers work remotely on their own time. Bilingual English and Spanish speakers preferred.

    The No More A Stranger Foundation relies on volunteers to fulfill its mission to advocate on behalf of and together with individuals from immigrant, migrant, and refugee backgrounds to strengthen our communities. The content created by volunteers helps educate the community about immigration law and spreads awareness about the free educational classes and quality legal services provided by the Foundation.

    Registration for the July course opens in June.

    The Utah Supreme Court is piloting a new two-year program that allows attorneys to receive up to two CLE credits for up to ten hours of pro bono service. To count, pro bono hours must be done under the direction of a Utah Court, the Utah Bar, or a sponsoring entity (like NOMAS!). The new program is published at the Utah Court rule USB14-0419. It went into effect on Monday, May 1.

    At NOMAS, we're excited about this! We hope you'll consider joining us to simultaneously meet CLE requirements and serve the community. Find more information here.

    Interested Volunteers should contact:
    Silvana Pardo, Immigration Clinic Advocate,

  • Spend an afternoon at the Provo Senior Center calling Bingo for our lovely senior citizens! Prizes are appreciated, but not required. If you are unable to bring your own prizes, they can be provided by the Senior Center.

    When: Thursdays from 12:50 PM - 2 PM

    Where: Provo Recreation Center, 320 W 500 N Provo, UT 84501

    If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please email Haley Hickman at the following information:
    - name, phone number, size of your group, if you are bringing your own prizes. (We recommend bringing 10-12 prizes. Examples are, chocolate bars, bag of chips, candle, water bottle, snacks, etc.)

    Please contact Haley or the Programs Desk at (801) 852-6620 for more information or any questions.

  • The Refuge Utah

    Volunteer to help victims of sexual assault. Train to become a state certified crisis advocate.
    Crisis Advocate Roles:
    - Answer calls on the 24/7 crisis hotline and provide in-person support to victims receiving a medical forensic exam.
    - 40-hours of comprehensive training are provided prior to beginning.
    - Background check required.
    - You must live in Utah or Wasatch counties to take part in this opportunity.

    How to get involved?

    Email Sheaps@therefugeutah to receive an application.

  • Rocky Mountain Hospice is looking for dedicated individuals who are willing to commit six months and spend one to two hours volunteering. Rocky Mountain Hospice works with both the patient and volunteer to find a schedule that works for both parties. They will provide 12 hours of training, TB testing, and a background check.

    Hospice volunteers assist end-of-life patients and their families with:

    • Friendly visits and companionship
    • Respite care for caregivers
    • Light housekeeping
    • Hand holding
    • Reading and listening

    For more information, please contact Mackenzie Real.

    • (801) 472-4184
  • Saprea exists to free people and society from child sexual abuse and its lasting impacts. We enable healing for people who were sexually abused as children or adolescents through retreats, support groups, and online resources. We educate and engage parents and caregivers to protect children from sexual abuse through online and community resources. We raise awareness to motivate people to act against child sexual abuse.

    To learn more how you can help, contact:

    Pam Peeler
    Events & Volunteer Strategist

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  • SCERA Service Projects

    Service projects at SCERA Center for the Arts are available for families, scout groups, youth groups, church groups and civic organizations. We can design a project to fit your group - large or small. Large variety of projects available! Call Shawn Mortensen at (801) 225-ARTS ext. 1025 or or to find out more.

  • What is the Sharing Place?

    The sharing place is a nonprofit organization that provides grief support to children, teens, and their families who are grieving the death of someone.

    What are Volunteers needed for?

    Volunteers are needed twice a month in a support group in Pleasant Grove.

    More Information can be found here!

  • Our mission is to provide Africans with the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive in today’s global economy. Through strategic partnerships with employers, educational institutions, and donors, we aim to bridge the gap between talented individuals and rewarding careers.

    Through partnerships with other organizations, we offer top-notch training programs helping students gain the skills needed to succeed in the global workforce. We’re committed to building relationships with companies helping them find the best talent in Africa, creating opportunities for employers and students.

    Volunteers at Skep Foundation will work directly with African students to help them prepare to enter the workforce. No experience is necessary, just a desire to serve! Details on potential tasks for volunteers can be found here.

    Please visit to learn more about our mission or contact if you have any questions.

    Click here to join us!

  • Project Details:

    Data editing, tagging, and posting on business websites. We are seeking 7 student volunteers who understand Social Media and edit text before publishing it. Graduates, postgraduates, and undergraduates are all welcome to participate in this service!


    Each Social Media Reader will have they opportunity to exercise their editing skills doing the following do the following tasks:

    Posts for author tags
    Posts for category tags
    Post content for keyword tags

    Spelling, grammar appropriateness
    Inconsistencies in speech use

    Save all changes publish review and finalize
    Complete data entry task form
    Turn in data entry form for sign off

    • 10 hours per Social Media expert are requested (2 are allowed)
    • Complete confidentiality is required - no sharing passwords
    • Must be a matriculating BYU student in good standing
    • Must comply with Y Serve standards of conduct and engagement
    • Must agree to data integrity - no unrequested changes to content
    • When the student completes their part of the project, they will be a competent back end data miner and editor and are eligible for a certificate of completion

    Point of Contact: Veronica
    (385) 294-4012

    You will enjoy reviewing and editing these blogs! The subjects range from education, public service, public health, wellness, scholarship, spirituality, book topics, science, technology, engineering, art, character, math, medicine, and religion. Thank you in advance for serving with us!

  • The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help in their food pantry in Salt Lake City! If you are interested in volunteering, please apply at or contact Paula Baker at (801) 988-4204.

    Pantry Location
    438 S 900 W
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104

    Food Pantry Stockers
    Available shifts—
    Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wednesday/Friday 2:00 - 4:00 pm

    • Stock Shelves
    • Unload pallets
    • Take inventory
    • Clean/organize
  • Be a Kettle Coordinator!

    To come alongside our world-famous volunteer bell-ringers for our fundraising season, we are looking for 2 rockstars that can join us in becoming volunteer Kettle Coordinators for the 2023 National Kettle campaign in your area!
    The Kettle Coordinator will coordinate and manage volunteers, be a strong brand ambassador during our campaign with store managers & customers, pick up kettle donations, and more! Please reach out with any questions on responsibilities.

    For more information click here!
    Point of Contact: Kiara Colgan
    (801) 783-3868

  • Utah County Children's Justice Center

    By way of introduction, the CJC is a homelike facility, which serves children and families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that come with the disclosure of significant physical or sexual abuse of a child. The function of the CJC is to reduce the trauma of the child abuse investigation, and help the child feel safe to reveal the truth.

    We have several volunteer opportunities are available: The Onsite Victim Support program, the Children and Teen Groups program, and the Family Justice Center. All programs involve spending time with children. Please note that ALL volunteer positions require a BCI (Bureau of Criminal Identification) background check, which costs $26.25. The CJC has a procedure in place for having these done.

    1. The Onsite Victim Support program involves spending time with many different children while they are visiting the CJC (Provo or American Fork locations). Volunteers agree to come in for one two-hour shift, once a week, on the same day and time each week. (Shifts run from Monday-Friday between 8 am and 6 pm). The volunteer plays with and talks to children who are here for interviews and medical exams. This position requires a four-month commitment and a one-hour orientation. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE PROVO LOCATION, please contact Annette Dyer at IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE AMERICAN FORK LOCATION, please contact Jessie at Shifts are filled on a "first come, first served" basis.

    2. The Children and Teen Groups, led by licensed clinical therapists, are held Tuesdays, 3-8pm, and Thursdays, 5-8pm. The groups teach skills in a light-hearted atmosphere. Volunteers set up rooms, sign in families, and help with children during group sessions. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, please contact Kelli Stout at (801) 851-2433 ( This volunteer position is currently filled up, but if you would like to be placed on the "wait list" for future openings, please let Kelli know.

    3. The Family Justice Center is a one-stop location that offers information and services to local families including legal help, victim advocates, emergency food and housing, and social workers. Volunteers working toward a bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences are needed every Tuesday from 4-8:30 pm. There is a special need for Spanish-speaking interpreters. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, please contact Amberly Bateman at (801) 851-8549 ( This volunteer position is currently filled up, but if you would like to be placed on the "wait list" for future openings, please let Amberly know.

    If you have any questions, please email or call at (801) 851-8504. We are always interested in seeking great help!

  • Volunteer with Utah Crisis Food Response, which delivers food boxes to individuals and families in need all across Utah County. Due to increasing demand, they are in great need of more volunteers to deliver food boxes. And fortunately, there is no specific time commitment for volunteering. Once students join our Facebook page here (, they simply take deliveries that work around their schedule. To pick up the food box from a designated food pantry and deliver it to a home typically takes an hour. People who are interested can also contact the volunteer coordinator directly at 617-916-3778 or at
  • Utah Division of Archives and Records

    Have you ever wondered how records get indexed and pages get transcribed? The truth is, it is a big job and we could use your help!

    The Utah Division of Archives and Records Service is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with From The Page, an online program for transcribing documents and collaborating on transcriptions with others. You can transcribe anytime, anywhere! All you need is a computer with internet, the ability to read 19th and 20th century handwriting, and an interest in Utah history.

    Follow this link to find a project to help out in!

  • Volunteer Projects include:

    Food Sorting:
    When food drive donations arrive, they must be sorted into different categories for our partner pantries and agencies.
    Repackage Food:
    Bulk food donations are sorted into family-sized portions that are easier for pantries to distribute. Bulk products include pasta, rice, and beans.

    How to get involved?

    The Food Bank has three 90-minute shifts available for volunteers every day (except for Saturdays):
    Monday, Thursday, & Friday there are shifts from 9-10:30 AM, 12-1:30 PM and 2:30-4 PM
    Tuesday, the shifts are from 9-10:30 AM, 12-1:30 PM and 2-3:30 PM and Wednesday there are evening shifts available from 12-1:30 PM, 3:30-5 PM and 6-7:30 PM (but only if there are enough volunteers to fill this shift).

    Walk-ins are not accepted; volunteers must schedule a shift in advance through phone call or email.
    Direct: (801) 326-8148

    Volunteer work is in our warehouse and tends to be somewhat physical in nature, typically requiring one to be on one's feet for long periods of time and have the ability to do some light to moderate lifting.

    All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age. The only exception for this are the shifts on Wednesday evenings where families can come volunteer and bring their children ages 6+.
  • Utah Valley Refugees needs help with:

    • Grant Writing - We are looking for 2-3 volunteer grant writers to help with our grant applications for the 2023/2024 year. This is a remote position. Experience with grant writing for non-profits required.
    • Sango Interpreter - Did you serve a mission in Chad, the DR Congo, or the Central African Republic? Are you fluent in Sango? If so, we need your help! We are working with a Sango speaking family and need an interpreter for our meetings with them. The commitment would be about between 30 minutes to an hour each week, in person or via phone call, on an as-needed basis.
    • English Tutor for Russian Speakers - for a new family from Ukraine. They want to find someone to tutor their kids in English once a week. Must be fluent in Russian or Ukrainian.
    • Drivers for English Class - We have several clients without reliable transportation who need to attend English class at the refugee center each week. Drivers would be responsible to pick up the client for class and bring them back home afterwards. Classes are one hour long between 6-8 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and between 10 am - 12 pm on Saturdays. We have clients living in Springville, Mapleton, Orem, and Alpine. If you are interested please reach out for current driver needs.

      Please contact Amanda at for more information. Please note a background check is required for any volunteers working directly with the refugee clients.

  • Village Book Builders

    (Invictus Institute merged with Village Book Builders)

    We provide opportunities for college students to mentor kids in developing nations. No past mentoring experience is required. The mentoring takes place through Google Meets for an hour a week, with many available times throughout the week. If interested, a campus Village Chapter (club/committee) will need to be created. BYU does not have a current chapter. If you are interested in starting one please reach out to for more details.

    The mission of Village Book Builders' Mentor Program is to bridge education gaps in developing nations by pairing students across the world with someone that can be an inspiration, support, and facilitator in helping these students love learning. Due to COVID-19, all schools in these nations have been shut down, and the mentor program is the only educational resource these kids have right now. We have some programs that have had to temporarily close, but will be opening within the coming months. There are available slots in our current programs, so sign up today!

  • Project Details:

    The mission of the Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation, by 2027, is to digitally preserve and publish Wilford Woodruff’s eyewitness account of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ from 1833 to 1898.

    Our purpose in making Wilford Woodruff’s faithful records universally accessible is to inspire all people, especially the rising generation, to study and increase their faith in Jesus Christ, understand and honor sacred temple covenants, and thereby receive the blessings of exaltation with their families.

    The Content Team reads through Wilford Woodruff’s papers (journals, letters, autobiographies, etc.) and highlights faith-promoting content found there. They then tag the quotes with a list of topics. Those quotes will eventually become searchable by these topics on our website.


    • Read Wilford Woodruff's papers and tag faith-promoting quotes, remotely, creating your own schedule.


    • Proficient with computers
    • Detail oriented
    • Ability to work independently
    • Fluent in English

    Point of Contact


    Volunteer Interests

    Genealogy/Family History

  • Project Details

    The Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation is in need of volunteer transcribers! We welcome all whose skills and schedules allow them to help transcribe Wilford Woodruff’s papers to make his witness of the Restoration more widely available.


    • Read old documents and type the transcription.
    • Preserve spelling, punctuation, and all words as they appear in the document
    • If a word is illegible, write "illegible" and click on the unclear button
    • Use the text editor buttons (explained in the linked document) to indicate superscripts, underlines and strikethroughs
    • Complete one document before beginning another


    • The ability to read nineteenth-century English handwriting
    • Basic computer skills
    • Self-discipline to finish a page once started

    Point of Contact


    Volunteer Interests

    Education & Literacy
    Genealogy/Family History

Item Donation

  • Produce items the Church distributes to needy people throughout the world. Donations are always welcome.

    The Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center is also always in need of new quilts. Guidelines for quilts can be found here. Quilt kits and fabric can be checked out at the Humanitarian Center. If you have questions regarding quilt kit pickup contact the Humanitarian center by phone at 801-240-5954.

    Volunteers welcome at any Deseret Industries location to help sort clothes, organize, place things on shelves, etc. Please see their website at

    Other humanitarian opportunities are available through Latter-day Saint Charities.

    Questions? Contact Humanitarian Services at 801-240-5954, or Latter-day Saint Charities at 801-240-1201 or at

  • Donations of school bags, hygiene kits, blankets, move-in kits, and baby items are always welcome.

    Contact Robert Brunson for more information & to schedule volunteer times at or call the center at 801-342-7840.

  • Collect or donate new or gently used items for women and children who are seeking help after experiencing violence. Contact (801)374-9351 to schedule a time to drop off donations at the office in Orem. More information is available at

  • Welcome Baby has volunteers who visit new parents in their homes. For each first visit conducted, families receive a gift packet composed of donations from the community. We request that individuals or organizations gather or make items for the Newborn Kits. We request NEW items; no used or gently used items will be accepted. Supplies in the kits should include:

    • Receiving blankets (any size, store purchased or hand-made)
    • Onesies (size 3 to 18 months)
    • Socks/booties (store purchased or hand-made)
    • Burp cloths or bibs
    • Board Book
    • Any other baby items such as outfits (size 3 to 18 months), caps, lotions or cleaning products, books, rattles or sensory toys.

    Your group may collect all the supplies and package them, or collect specific items and donate them separately.
    For more information, please call Emily Romney 801-691-5443 or email Also see

    If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer that goes on home visits (6-month minimum commitment), you can call or email Emily Romney.