Circles Utah Valley

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What is _____?: 

What is Circles Utah Valley?


The nonprofit Circles Utah Valley teaches families how to overcome poverty through weekly classes and individualized support teams that empower them to set goals and make life changes. Y-Serve volunteers assist by serving and cleaning up from the dinner that is provided before the classes, and/or taking care of the children while the parents are in class. The children develop friendships with each other and the volunteers in a secure environment where they are provided with learning opportunities, routines, and activities. Come join us once a week for a free dinner and an opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of these children.

All activities are either Tuesday evenings in Provo or Wednesday evenings in American Fork.

 

We have two different volunteer opportunities that you can choose from!

Childcare Program: 6:00-8:00pm

-Develop relationships with families and children during the dinner hour.

-Help out with children’s classes by reading to and playing with children.

 

Community Team: 5:00-6:15pm

-Develop relationships with families and children that participate in the program.

-Help set up/take down and prepare dinner.

 

Free dinner is provided each week for both Childcare and Community Team volunteers.

 

A more detailed explanation of the Circles Initiative can be found on their website, or in this video.

 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Aimee Campbell

Executive Director

(801) 762-9322

Wed. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Steve Hardy

(435) 275-3409

Fri. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

 

 

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter   Spring   Summer

 

Time Commitment

1.5 - 2 hours a week

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


For more information, contact the program directors at byucircles@byu.edu

You must also fill out a Background Check (bring your driver’s license or passport with you to 2010 or 2330 WSC).

Please complete this mandatory 20 minute child protection training before you begin working with the children. 

 

 

Experiences: 

Experiences


Circles Utah Valley has been a great way for me to do meaningful service every week. I enjoyed playing with the children and forming relationships with them. Every week all the members sit and eat dinner together and it really makes you feel like you belong. Great to have been a part of an organization that is helping low income families.

-Andrew Garrett