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14 local volunteer opportunities to check out

By Carlos Baquerizo, KSL.com | Posted - Aug. 12, 2016 at 11:35 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY Giving back and helping others is something that brings joy to many.

In Utah, there are many different volunteer opportunities throughout the state. Check out our list to see where you could volunteer next.

American Red Cross Utah Region

Volunteers help in disaster response, deliver emergency and first-aid safety information, work with members of the military and recruit blood donors.

Locations:

  • Greater Salt Lake Area: 801-323-9272
  • Central and Southern Utah: 801-373-8580
  • Northern Utah: 801-627-0000
  • St. George: 435-674-4440

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Volunteers can mentor and spend time with children facing adveristy.

Contact information: 801-313-0303

Habitat for Humanity

There are eight different locations in Utah. Volunteers help build, renovate and repair houses in their local community.

International Rescue Committee

Volunteer opportunities include mentoring refugees and assisting refugees with job interviews.

Location: 221 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-328-1091

Rape Recovery Center

Volunteers help through special projects, small tasks and office work.

Location: 2035 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-467-7282

Rescue Mission of Salt Lake City

Volunteers help by serving evening meals, building upkeep and set up for high volume events.

Location: 463 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-355-8825

Ronald McDonald House

Volunteers help by checking families in and out of the facility, give tours, accept donations and work on projects.

Location: 935 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-363-4663

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands

Volunteers can clean up sites, help with trail upkeep and monitoring, weed control, photo documentation, report safety hazards and program advocacy.

Location: 451 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-972-7809

SLCPD Volunteer Corps

This is a partnership between the community and the police. Assignments include patrol and neighborhood watch groups and participants must apply.

Contaction information: 801-799-3361

The Road Home

Volunteers help people overcome homelessness by assisting with projects, a kid's book club, and running the front desk.

Location: 210 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-359-4142

Utah Food Bank

Volunteers help with warehouse tasks and assisting during food drives.

Location: 3150 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-978-2452

Utah Humane Society

Volunteers spend time with cats and dogs by walking and training them.

Location: 4242 300 West, Murray

Contact information: 801-261-2919

Visual Art Institute

Volunteers will help renovate the exterior of the building and create an outdoor classroom.

Location: 2901 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-474-3796

Wasatch Community Gardens

Volunteer opportunities include youth garden assistant, office work, weed controlling and helping with special events.

Location: 824 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Contact information: 801-359-2658 ext.11

For more ways to find volunteer opportunities in the community, visit one of the 18 volunteer centers in Utah.

Where is your favorite place to volunteer in Utah? Let us know in the comments


Carlos is a student at Utah Valley University and currently works as a news writing intern for KSL.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @Car1osBaquerizo or email him at carlosbaquerizo@ymail.com.

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