AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Keli Linke

Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connections and insists that they become the best they can possibly be. – Rita Pierson Keli Linke is currently in her fourth and final year serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Mentoring for Success program. She has served all four …

Power of Service Award Winner – Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs has two nicknames: the LDS Lutheran and the Mormon Methodist. All nicknames come with a story, and Jack’s are no exception. He has been volunteering with Family Promise Salt Lake for over 11 years. In that time he has grown close with many faith communities as they work together to provide resources for families facing homelessness. He has …

Still #1 in Volunteering!

Utah still holds the top spot among states for the highest rate of volunteering (51 percent) according to a new federal study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Utah has now held the top spot for thirteen years. Salt Lake City ranks third among the top …

How can youth volunteer with arts?

So you want to volunteer with arts in your community! There is a need throughout Utah for your service. Some opportunities have age restrictions, so be sure to double check. If you find an opportunity you love, be sure to share your service story!   Arts & Museums The Department of Arts & Museums has a great list of museums …

How can youth volunteer to help the homeless?

So you want to volunteer with animals! There is a need throughout Utah for your service. Some opportunities have age restrictions, so be sure to double check. If you find an opportunity you love, be sure to share your service story! The Road Home – Downtown SLC & Midvale Family Shelter The Road Home relies on volunteers to help us …

How can youth volunteer with animals?

So you want to volunteer with animals! There is a need throughout Utah for your service. Some opportunities have age restrictions, so be sure to double check. If you find an opportunity you love, be sure to share your service story! Your local animal shelter Do a quick search for your local animal shelter! Most shelters will list their current …

How can youth volunteer with kids and babies?

So you want to volunteer with kids and/or infants! There is a need throughout Utah for your service. Some opportunities have age restrictions, so be sure to double check. If you find an opportunity you love, be sure to share your service story! Primary Children’s Hospital Be a “Junior Volunteer” at Primary Children’s. Most volunteer positions have an age requirement …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Sarah Melchior

Sarah Melchior is a second-year student in the Dental Hygiene program at Salt Lake Community College.  She also started her 2nd term as an AmeriCorps member in September.  At the SLCC Dental Hygiene clinic, she provides low-cost dental care and cleanings to folks who do not have dental insurance. Along with her classmates, she is learning how to work with tricky patients – folks who speak …

Power of Service Award – Dave Burton

Dave Burton has been a volunteer to Eye Care 4 Kids since 2001. During the past 17 years Dave has volunteered as a member of the Board of Trustees and as the Chairman of the Board. He is also their acting IT specialist and has spent countless hours helping Eye Care 4 Kids with software issues and computer issues. Without …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Amy Shirk

Congratulations to our AmeriCorps member of the month for September 2018, Amy Shirk! Here is what Natalya Walker, Field Coordinator for Canyon Country Youth Corps, had to say about Amy: Amy Shirk joined CCYC in February 2018 as a part of our Crew Leader Development Program (CLDP). Throughout the CLDP program Amy showed her potential to become a strong Crew …

Weekend Ways to Serve | September 14-16

Top of Utah Marathon Logan September 14 & 15 Volunteers are needed to help with setup, organizing clothing bags, staffing relay stations, and cleanup! The race takes place in beautiful Cache Valley Utah, and is a great way to serve in the community, promote health & fitness, and have fun! Come for a couple of hours, or the whole thing! …

Ways to Serve on 9/11

Here are a few ideas of how you can serve the September 11th National Day of Service & Remembrance. This day is the culmination of efforts that promote community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks. Find a local service project. …