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Below you will find an up to date list of local volunteer opportunities.

Alpha Home Health & Hospice (ACCEPTING VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERS)

Goals

We are dedicated to promoting the physical and emotional well-being of our patients, their families, and all who come in contact with Alpha.  We strive to demonstrate our belief in the dignity and worth of each individual.

Contact
Marie Suapilimai
Phone: 435-628-2500
Website: https://www.alphahomehealthandhospice.com/
230 N 1680 E
St George, Utah 84790

Alpha Home and Hospice

American Red Cross

The Pillowcase Project

The Pillowcase Project will help create a generation of children who understand the science of hazards, are empowered to take action preparing for emergencies and are excited to help create a prepared community by sharing what they have learned with family and friends. Volunteers will prepare a 40-60- minute classroom presentation and present in 3rd – 5th grade classrooms in the area. (They want 2 volunteers each time you present, so do it with a friend!) It is a standardized curriculum that you will be trained on. There is a 6-hour online training that is required, but that counts as volunteer hours and the Red Cross will provide all of the tools (training, posters, and teaching kit, and then pillowcases/workbooks for the children).

Home Fire Campaign
Home fires are the greatest disaster threat to American families. Seven people die every day from home fires. A fire-related injury is reported every 40 minutes. Annually, home fires caused 2,500 deaths. The Home Fire Campaign aims to save lives, reduce injuries and build more resilient communities by raising awareness, facilitating preventative actions, and fostering community participation. We install FREE smoke alarms along with an educational component. Volunteers install FREE smoke alarms to residents in the area that have signed up as well as discussing with residents how to prevent fires and how to escape from their house of one were to occur.

You can do one hour or 25 hours of service with us, but we need you! Sign up with us and help save lives!

Contact
Bonnie Cook
Phone: 702-268-3207
Email: bonnie.cook@redcross.org
Website: https://www.redcross.org/local/utah/volunteer.html

American Red Cross Info

Applegate Homecare and Hospice (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Applegate HomeCare & Hospice is a local, family-owned Utah company that has been providing high-quality health care services to our community for over 30 years. We have seven branches servicing the Wasatch Front, Summit County, Box Elder County, Davis County, Wasatch County, Morgan County, and Southern Utah.

Contact: Nanette Day

Phone: 435-628-1569

Email: nanetted@applegatehomecare.com

 

Applegate Homecare and Hospice (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Utah

Goals

Students interested in this opportunity will need to be willing to make a one-year commitment with Big Brothers Big Sisters. A one-year commitment will help establish stability between the children and the program. It will also have a positive impact on the children’s emotional wellbeing with will help improve their overall health and development. Currently recruiting volunteers!

Students will been to commit to 2 to 4 visits per week at a minimum and no more than 4 hours per week. Students will be responsible for engaging in activities that are based on the childs’ needs. Students will also be required to submit to a screening and background check and participate in training.

Contact: Kariann Atkin

Phone: 435-986-9776

Email: kariann.atkin@bbbsu.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Utah

Bishops Storehouse (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Goals
Volunteer opportunities may vary. Sometimes they need help cleaning (groups are great for that) and other days they need help with restocking the shelves. Call and speak with the manager and set up times to go. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00-6:00.

Contact: Elder Bulloch
Phone: (435) 673-3491
Website: http://wchsutah.org/buildings/bishops-storehouse-cannery.php
16 North 1400 East
St George, Utah 84790

Bishops Storehouse

Canyon Home Health & Hospice Care (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Goals
To expand Canyon’s Hospice Care Program within St George, Cedar City, Hurricane, with volunteers whom can provide comfort companionship and coping assistance visits.

Other Information
You can begin the volunteer on boarding process by interviewing with the Volunteer Specialist (Annie Childress) located within the St George Office. Proceeding to the next with the execution of a volunteer application, of which includes; TB test if not one within the last 12 months, Criminal Background Check, and finally volunteer in service preparing for the knowledge of policies/procedures of State regulations, Canyon Policies as it relates to Do’s/Don’ts of volunteering. Additionally, the candidate must be 18 y/o, possess a current State ID, if a driver, must possess Vehicle Insurance.

Contact: Rich Daniels
Phone: 702-808-3881
Email: rdaniels@canyonhc.com
Website: https://www.canyonhomecare.com/
1240 East 100 South Building 22 Suite 119
St George, Utah 84790

Canyon Home Health & Hospice Care

CASA

UTAH CASA VOLUNTEERS
Children come into State care not by their own fault but because of the acts and/or negligence of their parents and caregivers. Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who stand up and speak out to help abused and neglected children.Through CASAs, we provide critical advocacy and services to these vulnerable, at-risk children, ensuring that their needs and best interests are addressed. No other agency in Utah provides this unique, critical service.

Last year, 791 CASAs in Utah advocated for 1616 children who were involved in child welfare matters. These committed advocates donated 35,745 hours in behalf of Utah’s most vulnerable children.

Contact: Lori Short

Phone: 435-627-0894

loris@utcourts.gov

CASA

Camp Hobe (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

At Camp Hobé programs, participants have the opportunity to rediscover self-confidence and build meaningful friendships. Participants of all ages make lifelong friends that understand the devastating effects of a frightening disease.

PROGRAMS
Camp Hobé currently offers three summer camp programs during the summer and at least 2 family outings during the off-season:

Day Camp / Hobe’ Juniors camp session: A two-day session for 4 to 6 year olds
Kids Camp (also called Kids Week) session: A five-day overnight session for 7 to 11 year olds
Teen Camp (also called Teen Week) session: A five-day overnight session for 12 to 19 year olds
Family outing program: Free family outings are offered during the fall and winter, so the whole family can bond with others. Family outings may include events such as hockey matches, basketball games, carnival events, and movie premieres.
SUMMER CAMP ACTIVITIES
During the summer camp sessions, campers may participate in a variety of activities with their cabin groups, as individuals, and with the entire camp:

Archery
Competitive and noncompetitive field games
Crafts
Creative writing
Hikes
Initiative games
Nature awareness
Swimming
Theater games
Additional activities may be offered depending on availability, such as a climbing wall, creative dance, or soccer clinics. Program activities are structured to meet the developmental needs of specific age groups.

Hobé Forever is an optional “guided” activity offered during the camp session where campers have time to remember friends who are not present that year. This activity allows campers the opportunity to express feelings of grief and loss if they desire. Camp staff members respect any requests for further counseling or discussion.

Update 3/28/20: We are not currently accepting new volunteer applications for our 2020 summer camp.

The various positions available include:

Counselors-in-Training (Kids Week and Day Camp / Hobé Juniors only)
Cabin Counselors
Activity Leaders or Helpers (nature studies, music, arts & crafts, field games, drama,  poetry, creative expression)
Kitchen Staff (head cook, kitchen assistant)
Medical Staff (nurse, physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, emergency medical technician)
Lifeguards (Red Cross certified)
View the job descriptions for each summer camp volunteer position:

Health Care Provider: Nurse / Physician / Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant / Emergency Medical Technician
Cabin Counselors / Activity Helpers
Photographer
Counselors-in-Training (CITs)
Head Cook
Kitchen Assistant

Contact: Jessica Bertrand

Email: jessica.bertrand@camphobekids.org

Camp Hobe

Catholic Thrift Store (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Goals
Students interested in this service learning opportunity will work with staff members of the Catholic Thrift Store and assist with a variety of tasks including: receiving donations, sorting/washing clothes, cleaning toys, testing electronics, and run the cash registers.

Students will need to fill out an application and meet with a store manager to determine where you will be utilized best. Volunteers need to be 18 or older to apply.

Contact
Jacki
Phone: 435-673-0849
Website: https://www.saintgeorgecatholics.com/thriftstore.html
157 N. 200 West
St George, Utah 84770

Catholic Thrift Store

Children of Hope Academy

Goals
The Children of Hope Academy provides a remarkable service for our community and is completely funded by private donations. This non-profit school founded by Alton and Diana Wade is the only one of its kind in the world. It provides on-going education for students who have aged-out of public school but still have a great capacity to expand and improve. The environment at the school is positive, loving, and rewarding beyond measure.

If you would like to join our team of volunteers or would like more information, please call Diana Wade, Volunteer Coordinator. We need volunteers!

Other Information
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The Children of Hope Academy is looking for volunteer tutors for our students with disabilities. Volunteers are needed for the duration of the school year (Aug 18- May 21) with holidays and breaks in accordance with the Washington County School District Calendar.

VOLUNTEER HOURS
Volunteer shifts are once a week from 9:30-11:30 am or 1:00-3:00 pm. (One-hour shifts also could be accommodated.) Female students meet in the morning and male students in the afternoon. There are also a few volunteers needed from 3:00 to 4:30 pm for students who work during regular school hours. Volunteers would serve at the school located at 1008 E 200 S next to Dixie State University.

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION
As a tutor, you would work one-on-one with a student to guide them through their prescribed exercises and activities each specifically designed to help them improve their cognitive, social and physical abilities. All material is provided and no experience is necessary. Volunteers will receive orientation and assistance would be available at all times if questions arise.

Contact: Stephenee Dial
Phone: (435) 272-4575
Website: http://southernutahcares.com/directory/the-children-of-hope-academy/
1008 East 200 South
St George, Utah 84770

Children of Hope Academy

Deseret Industries (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Goals
Students interested in this service learning opportunity will work with staff members of Deseret Industries and assist with a variety of tasks including receiving donations, sorting/washing clothes, cleaning toys and shelves, testing electronics, and run the cash registers.

*Students may only volunteer for 24 hours in total.

Contact: Dave Stephenson
Phone: 435-652-8232
Website: https://www.deseretindustries.org/?lang=eng
2480 East Red Cliffs Drive
St. George, Utah 84770-2840

Deseret Industries

Dixie Serves

What is Dixie Serves?

Service Learning provides a much needed and desired academic component complementing the extensive public service efforts of many Dixie State University students. It also supports DSU’s educational mission, which, in part, is to prepare citizen scholars who “will make responsible and meaningful contributions to society, in part through service to others.”

 

Contact:

KARYN WRIGHT
Community Engaged Learning Specialist
Email: Dixieserves@dixie.edu

Phone: 435.879.GIVE (4483)

Office: DSU North Plaza 46 S 1000 E

Dixie Serves

Dixie Sun After-School Program (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Goals
We are an After School Program that is held at Dixie Sun Elementary. Our After School Program is titled B.R.I.D.G.E.S which stands for Building Resources to Immensely Develop Generational Education and Success.

Our goal within the B.R.I.D.G.E.S After School Program is to lessen the gap in generational poverty, by reaching children in developmental ages and providing them with a set of specific skills geared towards goal setting/reaching and big dreaming. We strive to achieve this using our Mentor-To-Teacher communication system where success is tracked and rewards are given based on academic and personal goals met. Our students will receive homework help based on individual need, however this is not the sole purpose of our program. We are a program that instills lessons children can use for their entire lives. BRIDGES focuses on 3 key aspects:

1. Big Dreaming
2. Academic Excellence and Goal Setting
3. Character Development

Other Information
Monday: 2:15 – 5:30
Wednesday: 2:15 – 5:30
Friday: 2:15 – 5:30
(Shorter shifts available if needed)

How many: We need about 10 volunteers present on each day at all times.

Contact: Morgan Barrick

Phone: 435-628-9310

Email: morgan.barrick@switchpointcrc.org

Dixie Sun School
1795 W 1230 N
St George, Utah 84770

Dixie Sun After-School Program

Doctors' Volunteer Clinic

The Doctors’ Volunteer Clinic (DVC) is a non-profit, non-government healthcare organization that provides access to affordable health services for the uninsured, underinsured and low-income in Southern Utah by acting as a safety net of services that include primary and specialty medical care, mental health services, and dental care.

Contact: Jessica Tobin

Phone: 435-656-0022

Email: jessica@doctorsvolunteerclinic.org

Doctor Volunteer

Encompass Home Health and Hospice

PATIENT SUPPORT

  • provide companionship and support
  • help with phone calls
  • read to patient
  • help with correspondence
  • listen to music or watch a movie
  • hold a hand and sit with them
  • apply lotion, polish nails, comb hair

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

  • give encouragement and support
  • run errands
  • offer bereavement support
  • give respite care
  • help prepare meals
  • water plants, assist in yard

ACTIVITIES

  • help with a personal memoir
  • do crafts or art work
  • take the patient for a walk
  • play cards or other games
  • give a hand or foot massage
  • look at photos or family videos
  • bring flowers, magazines, appropriate treats
  • sing and/ or laugh together
    listen

Contact: Debbie Miller

Phone: 435-634-9300

Email: deborah.miller@encompasshealth.com

Encompass Home Health and Hospice

Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation

Goals
Our organization holds weekly support meetings and is looking for 4 groups or individuals who would be willing to provide a meal for 4-5 adults and 6-8 children once a month. If we can find 4 groups or individuals who will do this, they would be responsible for just 1 week per month. These do not need to be elaborate…casseroles, sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, fruit are all possibilities. Please contact dorothy@erinkimball.com to volunteer or if you have questions.

Once a month yard maintenance. This would include weeding, caring for plants, taking care of leaves and removing litter. This can be done any day of the week. Would be great for groups.

Social Media & Marketing Skills Needed: Assist staff in developing and implementing a marketing plan that will inform the community about the public health crises of family violence, dating violence and community resources to assist. May include newsletters, social media, public service announcements and promotion of events.

Contact
Dorothy Engelman
Phone: (435) 879-1558
Email: dorothy.erinkimball@gmail.com
Website: http://southernutahcares.com/directory/erin-kimball-memorial-foundation/

Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation

Family Support Center of Washington County

Goals
Students interested in this service learning opportunity will help in the Family Support Center which is a small crisis respite nursery for children ages birth through eleven. The main goal of the center is to protect children and strengthen the family. A clean, safe environment is essential for the healthy development of children.

Students will be able to participate in a variety of tasks including organizing, assembling educational material, and cleaning toys.

Volunteering a few hours a week helps the center by reducing the costs. Here is how you can help:

Help us with yard work and other household maintenance.
Donate items on our “needs list” (for example diapers, wipes, formula, paper products
We work with:

High schools and colleges to help fulfil volunteer credits
Scouting groups and scouts working on Eagle Projects
Church and civic groups

Contact: Rose Greco

Phone: 435-668-7270

Email: rose@fsc4kids.org

Family Support Center of Washington County

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

Goals

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah is committed to providing safe, decent, affordable housing for qualified low-income families who would otherwise not be able to buy a home. Working with volunteers, families, corporations, congregations, and donors we are working to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live – starting right here in Washington County, Utah.

Volunteering for Habitat is a great way to give something back to the community and make a difference in someone’s life. It can also provide an opportunity to develop new skills and meet new people. There are multiple ways you can volunteer with Habitat, at a Habitat Home Build, an A Brush With Kindness project, a Community Building Project, or at the ReStore.

Contact: Krista Longhurst

Phone: 435-674-7669

Email: volunteer@habitatswu.org

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

Hurricane Valley Food Pantry

Please contact us directly by phone to donate and/or volunteer.

Contact: Kim Cooper

Phone: 435-635-0995

Email: kcooper@fivecounty.utah.gov

 

Hurricane Valley Food Pantry

Intermountain Healthcare (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Goals
Volunteering at Dixie Regional Medical Center is a great way for pre-health students to gain experience in a healthcare setting. Intermountain Healthcare offers student volunteers a wide variety of opportunities to interact with our customers and patients.

Volunteers provide comfort measures and reassurance to patients, they assist healthcare providers with various tasks and functions, within a wide variety of departments within the healthcare system.

Other Information
Students interested in this service/learning opportunity will need to be able to commit to one 4 hour shift every week for 6 months for a minimum commitment of 72 hours. Students may select an area of service they are interested in based on the needs of the medical centre. Students fill out the volunteer application at the website above. You may direct your questions to Cathy Hohn or by attending an RHS volunteer meeting during the beginning of the fall semester.

Contact
Cathy Hohn
Phone: 435-688-5445
Email: Cathy.Hohn@imail.org
Website: https://volunteer.intermountainhealthcare.org/res_joblist.html?erpc=alljobs
Dixie Regional Medical Center
1380 S Medical Center Dr.
St. George, Utah 84790

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Homecare and Hospice

Goals
Patient support for hospice
Respite for caregivers
Errands for families
Other Information
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Dixie Regional Medical center website
Follow prompts to volunteer opportunities
Choose St. George hospice
Fill out questionnaire

Contact: Rachelle Hughes
Phone: 435-251-2367

555 N. Bluff, Ste. 100
St George, Utah 84770

Intermountain Homecare and Hospice

Kamp Kesem

How Kesem National Supports This Chapter
Kesem’s national staff of over 30 professionals is involved in all aspects of establishing and supporting each of our 100+ chapters nationwide as well as the training and oversight of all college student leaders. Our leadership program has been developed over the last 17 years and, while both rigorous and demanding, is focused on providing the highest level of support, service and safety for the children who participate in our programs.

The Kesem Program Director for this chapter (see below) is involved in all aspects of camp and our additional services. While your local student leaders are your primary contact for questions, you are also welcome and encouraged to contact their Program Director with other specific questions.

Contact: Brittani Hammer

Email: brittani@kesem.org

Kamp Kesem at DSU

Kids on the Move

Goals
Friday’s Kids Respite is an organization that is dedicated to helping families with special needs children. Come spend a few hours playing with special needs kids so their guardians can have a night to recoup from being 24/7 caregivers.

Other Information
Go to Orgsync and search Friday’s Kids Respite. Choose an event and rsvp to that date. Sign up to volunteer with the link in the description box. Friday’s Kids Respite will email you with any further details.

Contact
Maya Kohler
The Learning Center for Families
Phone: 801-644-4804
Email: D00316734@dmail.dixie.edu
Website: https://blazerlink.dixie.edu/organization/kids-on-the-move

Kids on the Move

Kidspace Afterschool

Goals
Keeping students safe, increasing their scores, reduce crime rates, and increase graduation rates.

Contact
Beth Thode
Phone: 435-879-4251
Email: bthode@dixie.edu
Website:https://academics.dixie.edu/kidspace/
225 S University Ave
St George, Utah 84770

Kidspace Afterschool

Loving Angel Service Dogs

Goals
Loving Angel Service Dogs provides service dogs to vets and those with disabilities for free. They train them to do tasks such as turning lights on and off, shut doors and closets, push buttons and fetch items.

They need volunteers to come help with the dogs!
Opportunities include:

Walking dogs
Training dogs
Grooming & bathing dogs
Clean up after dogs
Other Information
Call Cathy if you are interested. They LOVE volunteers and volunteers have tons of fun!

Contact
Cathy Powell
Phone: (435) 632-2482
Website: http://lovingangelservicedogs.com/
3734 Sugar Leo Rd.
St George, Utah 84790

Loving Angel Service Dogs

Memory Matters Utah

Goals

The Memory Activity Class runs three days per week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from about 11:00 – 3:30. We start by having lunch with the clients at the Senior Center. There is the occasional entertainer which we may listen to for a while. After that, we take the clients to the classroom and play games, listen to music, watch the occasional movie, and do “sit and fit”. The goal of the class is to keep these individuals engaged and socially active!

Contact: Melissa Robinson

Phone: 435-319-0407

Email: outreach.mmu@gmail.com

Memory Matters Utah

Needs Beyond Medicine

Goals

Our mission is to rescue animals from kill shelters, get them altered and vaccinations, adopt them to good homes.

Description of volunteer duties: Volunteers can also work at our Thrift Store in Festival Plaza if they are interested in doing that: sales, sorting donations, work the register.

Needs Beyond Medicine

PAWS

Goals
Our mission is to rescue animals from kill shelters, get them altered and vaccinations, adopt them to good homes.

Description of volunteer duties: Volunteers can also work at our Thrift Store in Festival Plaza if they are interested in doing that: sales, sorting donations, work the register.

PAWS

R.I.S.E

Goals
RISE is a non-profit program that works with people with disabilities that have grown out of the school system. RISE has not had a volunteer program in this area until now and we are expanding. We would love to have the students of Dixie State University be involved with our community. There are so many ways to volunteer and we can provide more specific information on each area. Please reach out to me if you would like any more information.

Sign Up SheetVolunteer Application

Other Information
RISE Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works with people who have disabilities. Our mission is to create opportunities for and with people. We help our clients lead meaningful lives by working with them to create and work toward specific goals, engage in the community, and build relationships.

Day Program:
RISE’s day program provides a service to individuals with disabilities who have aged out of the public school system. It is a group setting where we are based in an activities/opportunity center, but much of our focus is in helping our clients access the community as well. Our program runs from 9:00 – 3:00 Monday through Friday. We are able to help our clients engage in educational, creative, and fun activities and events, and to participate as active members in our community.
We need volunteers to run activities and projects, or to help with those that have been previously scheduled. There is a lot of flexibility in this area. This can be done on a one-time basis, or according to a fixed schedule. We would love to work with you to set up something that aligns with your own areas of interest or expertise.

Supply/Material Donation Drive:
This volunteer opportunity is made for those who would like to help others, but are more interested in networking, organizing, and working behind the scenes. This drive will be created and run by you, or a group of volunteers, who would like gain experience in organizing and leading. We are able to assist with ideas, networking, and other needs, but you are able to take the lead on this. Items we need include things like crayons, markers, paper, and other materials we use on a regular basis.

Create Your Own Volunteer Opportunity:
We love new ideas and ways to help our clients, so we encourage you to come up with your own ways to provide service at RISE.

Contact
Samantha Baumann
RISE Volunteer coordinator
Phone: 435-229-9254
Email: sambaumann31@gmail.com

R.I.S.E

Red Rock Center for Independence

Goals

Students interested in this service learning opportunity will have the chance to serve people of all ages with different types of disabilities. Studies have shown that individuals with disabilities are at a higher risk of developing chronic disease (CDC, 2013). Most of these chronic diseases including: hypertension, depression, and obesity are preventable. Students will be able to give support to these individuals and play a role in preventing future chronic diseases.

Students will have a range of responsibilities including: helping in the office by filing papers and data entry, building wheelchair ramps, communicating with individuals with disabilities, and other projects they need help with.

Background check may be needed and driving certificate if duties include driving.

Red Rock Center for Independence

Rock Steady Boxing

Goals
Dedicated program to helping individuals with Parkinson’s fight back through a non-contact boxing-inspired fitness program to help improve balance, strength, agility, endurance, cognitive function and much more.

Other Information
Volunteers need to be available to attend consistently. Training will be provided. Volunteers help with the class and assisting participants with exercises and stability.

Contact
Travis Marx
Phone: (435) 790-9599
Email: thetrainstationbytm@gmail.com
Website: http://stgeorge.rsbaffiliate.com/
1091 North Bluff Street, St. George, UT 84770 at Elevation Fitness

Rock Steady Boxing

Rocky Mountain Hospice

Goals

Looking for dependable volunteers that could spend quality time with patients. Requires a 6-month commitment, but is very flexible. Visits from 7 am – 7 pm.

Rocky Mountain Hospice

Salvation Army

Goals

Clean & Organize building
We moved here in February of this year and are slowly cleaning it up. In doing this we feel people would be more comfortable and welcomed into a place that is clean and organized for them. We help with a lot of social service for the community and a person’s experience starts the moment they walk in. when a business is clean and organized this tells people we care and they are valued. For example: We help people who are in a vulnerable place in life and are asking for help, which is hard to do. When they walk into a clean and organized building it shows we value them and people become more comfortable and safe. From the front door to the restroom we would like to have this environment.
Food Pantry

We give monthly food boxes and weekly bread and pastries. We receive food deliveries every Tuesday and every other Thursday a larger food delivery. We need help with rotating products in our storage and food pantry rooms. We also need help with unloading and organizing our deliveries. These are all very impactful for our community and what we do. Thank you so much for thinking of The Salvation Army.

Salvation Army

Senior Companion Program

 

Senior Corps
Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges. Last year, more than 2,200 Utah seniors met critical community needs while contributing to longer, healthier lives through one of three Senior Corps programs:

Foster Grandparents serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people with exceptional needs.
Senior Companions help homebound seniors and other adults maintain independence primarily in their own homes.
RSVP volunteers conduct safety patrols, renovate homes, protect the environment, tutor and mentor youth, respond to natural disasters, and provide other services.
Last year in Utah, Foster Grandparents tutored and mentored 4,120 young people, Senior Companions helped 910 seniors live independently, and RSVP volunteers strengthened the impact of 150 organizations across the state.

Senior Companion Program

Southwest Utah Behavioral Health Center

Goals
Students interested in this service learning opportunity will be working with the Southwest Behavioral Health Center helping to plan and organize events in the community. A very important aspect of public health is involving the community and collaborating with its members.

Southwest Utah Behavioral Health Center

Southwestern Utah Public Health Department

Goals
Student volunteers can assist with programs locally like the Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative, END (End Nicotine Dependence), Youth Prevention Coalitions, Car Seat Education, Prescription Drug Dropboxes, Play Unplugged (fun summer activities for kids), and Farmer’s Markets. In addition, volunteers are needed to conduct research on the needs of the local community. Contact Kylaas Flanagan for more information.

Other Information
MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS – FEDERAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
There are training opportunities if you sign up. You are called upon in an emergency. They pay for you to attend trainings and conferences. There are drills and exercises they go over periodically. Great for your resume! There are leadership teams and education teams to teach at the elementary schools, especially in September.

How can you sign up?
Go to utahresponds.org > click “Register Now” > Click “Add Organizations” then “Medical Reserve Corps” then check the box for “Southwest Utah Medical Reserve Corps”. Finish filling out registration form. Free training and then if they have a disaster and stuff you can help out. In September & October they have flu shoot-outs. Emergency Vaccination Drill- September 24th at the Cedar City Hospital from 9am-1pm. (if you are a member of MRC)

Nicholas (Regional Coordinator)
Email: ngordon@swuhealth.org
Phone: (435) 986-2556

NURSING GROUP
Education is a huge issue for public health departments. Therefore, volunteers are needed to present information on public trends, health issues, and diseases. Interested students should contact Kylaas Flanagan directly.

Contact
Kylaas Flanagan
Phone: (435) 673-3528
Email: kflanagan@swuhealth.org
Website: http://swuhealth.org/
620 S 400 E
St George, Utah 84770

Southwestern Utah Public Health Department

St George Senior Center

Goals

Help is needed with the store– working the register and putting things out in the store. They also need help with the tables; setting up and getting ready for lunch.

Students interested must fill out forms and be approved by the county.

St George Senior Center

Sun Tree Home Health & Hospice

Goals
Direct patient care to assist clients in having their hospice needs met. Anything from walking the dog and reading to playing music and games.

Sun Tree Home Health & Hospice

Switchpoint Community Resource Center

Goals
The switchpoint community resource center is equipped to accommodate up to 64 individuals who are in need of temporary housing. Each of the 16 rooms has its own shower, sink, and toilet and the facility has a full-functioning kitchen, laundry room, multi-purpose room, pantry, and a training center with 50 computers. The need for Switchpoint is apparent, as the resource center was filled to capacity the first day it opened on August 29, 2014. Volunteers are needed to help assist in checking clients in, as well as helping clients to their cars if necessary.

Each month, the Food Bank commences with a deep clean of the facility. Volunteers will clean the facility to help mitigate the risk of pests and foodborne illnesses.

They need people to mow the lawn and pull weeds on a weekly basis.

Volunteers are needed to help construct a bike rack to help secure the transportation for Switchpoint’s clients.

Help low-income individuals look presentable for job interviews by providing them with a free haircut.

Switchpoint Community Resource Center

The HOPE Chest

Goals
Students interested in this service learning opportunity will work at the nonprofit thrift store established to help fund the great work of the HOPE Pregnancy Care Center, which offers support for women at a time a crisis or unplanned pregnancy.

Students will assist with functions of the store as needed by the staff. Duties may include stocking shelves, organizing donations, running cash register, and providing customer service. Students will work in 2 hour time slots a couple times per week.

The HOPE Chest

TURN Community Service

Goals
The St. George site is looking for volunteers for the Day Program from 8am-2pm to help assist staff members interact and communicate with the clients at the center. Duties including: organizing and participating in different indoor and outdoor activities and talk about developing social skills.

CPR/First Aid certification good to have.

Contact
Mary Lee or Renee Smith
Phone: (435) 673-5251
Website: https://www.turncommunityservices.org/
523 E Sunland Drive
St George, Utah 84770

TURN Community Service

United Way Dixie

Goals
Students interested in this service learning opportunity to serve the community in several events put on by United Way Dixie. A very important aspect of public health is involving the community and collaborating with its members. This opportunity will give students the opportunity to help the community come together. When the community comes together there are better relationships between the members and organization which will benefit both the emotional and physical health of the community.

Students will be involved in planning events including Color Me Rad in September and Day of Caring in October (exact dates to come) and other future events. Students make check the events calendar on the website or call for dates of future events they would like to volunteer at.

Contact
Rebekah Pectol
Phone: 435-674-5939
Email: info@unitedwaydixie.org
Website: https://unitedwaydixie.org/
948 N. 1300 West
St George, Utah

United Way Dixie

Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center

Goals

Utah Food Bank’s mission is Fighting Hunger Statewide, and our foremost role in the communities throughout Utah is to provide food for the hungry or those at risk of hunger. There is no more basic need than that of food. Utah Food Bank strives, through its work and its resources, to reduce the toll that hunger and poverty takes on so many individuals in our communities. Last year, Utah Food Bank’s Southern Distribution Center distributed more than 4.7 million pounds of food to Utah’s seven southernmost counties – Beaver, Iron, Millard, Washington, Garfield, Kane and San Juan.

Volunteer Duties: Volunteers will sort donations and perform other tasks depending on what needs to be done. We schedule 3 weeks to a month out, so get in touch with us to schedule your volunteer times!

Utah Food Bank Southern Distribution Center

Utah Foster Care Foundation (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Goals
Students will assist with community events providing support at the informational booth such as helping community members spin the prize wheel, distribute fliers, or answer basic questions about Utah Foster Care.

Other Information
(This regional office also coordinates Cedar City opportunities)

Contact
Ben
Phone: (435) 216-3294
Email: ben.ashcraft@utahfostercare.org
Website: https://utahfostercare.org/
491 E. Riverside Drive, #2B
St George, Utah

Utah Foster Care Foundation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Goals
Serving at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is a very rewarding opportunity and offers a unique way to strengthen your community. On average each hour volunteered brings in over $1,400 in refunds back to our community. By joining the VITA team to assist low-to-moderate income families you will help create a WIN, WIN, WIN situation.

The Client Wins
The Community Wins
The Volunteer Wins
Free Tax Preparation
Tax dollars spent locally helps Utah businesses & the economy
Great opportunity to give back
Tax return filed accuratelyStronger households financially
Resume Builder
Information on financial education and asset building resources
Increased home ownershipStronger community to live in
Learn skills to prepare own tax return
Other Information
STEP 1 – CHOOSE A POSITION
Tax Preparer
Greeter and Intake Specialist
Financial Resource Facilitator
STEP 2 – FIND A LOCATION
You can volunteer all over the state! With as many as 83 sites throughout Utah, you will be able to volunteer and stay in your neighborhood. When you sign up to become a VITA volunteer you can let us know where you would like to volunteer and we will get you in contact with the Regional Coordinator in your area.

STEP 3 – SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

Contact
Website: https://utahtaxhelp.org/

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Washington County Children’s Justice Center

Goals

To provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere for alleged victims of child abuse to receive coordinated services during the investigative process
To decrease the secondary trauma that can inadvertently be caused by the criminal justice and child protection systems
To encourage the prompt and efficient processing of cases by the sharing of information and improving coordination
To minimize through coordinated efforts the number of times a child may be interviewed
To focus on what is in the best interests of the child by providing every opportunity for service, protection, and prosecution where appropriate
To track children’s cases as needed for the benefit of the children.
To ensure that every child who is alleged to have been physically or sexually abused receives a medical examination, as deemed appropriate
To ensure that each child who enters the CJC for an interview will be treated with respect and caring, with no regard to their ethnicity, religion, gender, or disability
Other Information
We need volunteers to place follow-up phone calls to parents and fill out contact sheets
Volunteers can help make parent packets
Update and throw away out of date information and brochures
Help copy parent packet documents and CJC brochures
Call and talk with therapists in St. George about their services for a master provider list

Washington County Children’s Justice Center

Youth Volunteer Corps (NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS)

Goals
Youth Volunteer Corps of Washington County, sponsored by Five County Community Action Partnership, is seeking responsible volunteers to assist with the YVC program. YVC recruits youth 11-18 years old and involves them in community events, services, fundraising efforts, etc. YVC promotes a service learning aspect, where the youth can actually walk away learning something from their service. Many youth volunteers have used YVC to enhance their college resume and obtain scholarships.

Main responsibilities are:

mentoring the youth
building the YVC program by recruiting and outreach efforts
attending service learning events
social media (taking pictures, maintaining Facebook page, etc.)
Informing youth and parents of upcoming events
reporting service outcomes
This is a fun and exciting project. It touches most people in our community as the youth are involved, they serve community agencies who then help other community members.

Other Information
SPONSOR INFO
The Washington County Youth Volunteer Corps program is hosted by Five County Association of Governments – Community Action Partnership. It engages youth 11-18 in service-learning activities which improve community quality of life.

PARTICIPANT NOTES
Must pass a criminal background check – This has a flexible schedule, but volunteers need to be reliable.

Youth Volunteer Corps

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