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. For more information, please check our Facebook page.
During summer term, Circle K helps Provo Kiwanis with their pancake breakfast during the Freedom Festival Balloon Fest (July 4-6, 2019).
During fall and winter semesters, every other Saturday Circle K carpools to the Utah State Hospital to play with children. It is recommended that volunteers wear athletic clothing since they will be running around. They meet in front of Jamba Juice at 9:40 am to carpool to the hospital and return to BYU by 12:00 pm.
Wed. 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mon. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tues. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thurs. 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wed. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mon. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2.5 hours every other Saturday
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.