What is Project Uplift?
Volunteers in Project Uplift help to uplift the spirits of veterans, wounded heroes, service members overseas, and first responders. Volunteers do this through participating in activities such as writing uplifting letters and participating in other activities that assist our country's armed forces and first responders.
How do I get involved?
To get involved, contact the program directors by phone or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities that you might be interested in:
Bingo at the Bennion Veteran's Home in Payson
- Every Saturday morning, the Bennion Home holds a fun game of Bingo for the Vets. Help with bringing Vets to and from the game as well as playing it with them is appreciated!
- We meet at the Jamba Juice in the Wilkinson Center Saturday mornings and leave to carpool to the Bennion home around 9:45 am. Bingo starts at the home at 10:30 am and goes until about 11:30-11:45 am. If you come and carpool, expect to be back at the Wilkinson Center around 12:15-12:30 pm.
- We are looking for about 5-10 volunteers every week. Here is a link to sign-up!
Letter Writing Booths for students on campus
- In the Y-Serve office in the Wilkinson Center, we have a booth where you can stop by and write letters of appreciation for Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members for their sacrifice and devotion to our country! We also run booths around campus and the community during special events where letter writing will be available as well.
- If you would like to have us set up a booth for one of your activities, send us an email and we would love to come!
If you are interested in participating in these activities or others, please send us an email at email@example.com and we can get you started!
No set commitment required to participate with Project Uplift.
No training is required to volunteer with Project Uplift, however, if you would like to volunteer with us at the Bennion Home, let us know and we will have you fill out a waiver.
During a particularly hard semester, at BYU, I felt overwhelmed and self-consumed with my own personal agenda. I realized that I was miserable and the only way to get over myself was to turn outward. At this time, I think the spirit led me to Project Uplift. I love visiting the veterans. They have taught me so much about honor and courage. They are also a real crack up! I've learned in my experience with Project Uplift that there is so much more we can be doing to honor our troops and give back. Even if I only have one hour to serve, it always blesses me and the ones I am serving.
I am so grateful for the opportunity I have had to spent time with the veterans in our community. My cousin is currently serving in the army and I have seen the incredible sacrifices that these men and women make! Project Uplift has helped me to remember and show my gratitude for all that my cousin and all those who serve our country have done! These men and women have taught me so much about love, honor and service. I’m eternally grateful for their service and the opportunity that I now have to serve them!