If you haven’t made your 2015 New Year’s resolution pledge to volunteer and provide service to youth!
For the ninth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) ranked Utah first in the U.S. for volunteerism due to Utahn’s generosity and commitment to improve their communities.
“Utah citizens are extremely generous and consistently demonstrate their commitment to impacting the lives of individuals in their communities,” said LaDawn Stoddard, executive director for the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
Volunteers and service are essential to Salt Lake County Youth Services providing positive outcomes for youth in crisis or through afterschool programs. Volunteers help increase productivity within a specific program by providing cost-effective activities that youth may not otherwise be able to experience, assist staff with creative ideas and can offer to provide campus maintenance support like organizing donations, coordinating cleanup efforts and/or refurbishing an outdoor rec therapy course. Youth Services is always seeking individuals to volunteer services who have specialized practical knowledge; skills or abilities which would be useful during a predetermined time period; or in other ways that could have beneficial impact on our relationship within the community. Individual, personalized attention for the children and youth in our programs is vital as it helps to further our goal in providing a place of safety, shelter and support. Because we know your time is valuable, we will work with you to create an individualized volunteer schedule that will meet your timeframe and requirements. Whether you or a group are coming for the day for a service project or you prefer to setup a regular ongoing volunteer service, the time you give makes a difference in the life of a youth.
Here are some of our volunteer areas:
- Girls and Boys Teen Group Homes (ages 12-17)
- Christmas Box House (ages 0-11 yrs)
- Crisis Residential (48 hour crisis center)
- Afterschool Programs in Kearns, West Valley and Magna
Some activities may include but are not limited to the following:
- Craft projects or play games
- Holiday parties and approved activities
- Sports clinics
- Dance camps
- Maintenance projects to maintain our campus
- Eagle Scout projects
Please visit www.youth.slco.org or call 385-468-4506 for more information.