Featured Volunteer Sites

Quick List of Community Partners


Best Buddies of Utah
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah
Boys and Girls Club
Boy Scouts of America
Catholic Community Services
Cottages of Hope
Davinci Academy
Dinosaur Park
GOAL Foundation
Habitat for Humanity 
Head Start
Ogden Nature Center
Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership
Salvation Army
Special Olympics 
United Way
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center 
Youth Impact
Your Community Connection
YMCA

Best Buddies

 

 

 

 

 

Best Buddies of Utah
11075 South State Street #3
Sandy, UT 84070
801-468-1200

http://www.bestbuddiesutah.org/site/c.hkIWL9MTJxE/b.1195775/k.3FD3/WE_ARE_BEST_BUDDIES8482.htm

Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy, Best Buddies has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide.  Best Buddies volunteers annually contribute support services that equate to more than $164 million USD, and as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with IDD secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.

Best Buddies Utah is a part of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Opportunities to Get Involved

Best Buddies has several programs:

  •  Best Buddies Middle Schools
  •  Best Buddies High Schools
  •  Best Buddies Colleges 
  •  Best Buddies Promoters
  •  Best Buddies Citizens
  •  e-Buddies
  •  Best Buddies Ambassadors
  •  Best Buddies Jobs

The Best Buddies program at WSU pairs people with disabilities in one-to-one friendships with college students. In the past, individuals with disabilities have not had the opportunity to have friends outside of their own environment. By joining the Community Engaged Leaders Best Buddies program at WSU, college volunteers like you can offer a Buddy the chance to explore a new way of life. The WSU Best Buddies organize and participate in a variety of fun activities. In the past Best Buddies Community Engaged Leaders have organized:

  •  The Halloween Bash
  •  Thanksgiving decoration and banquet
  •  Sporting event outings
  •  Bowling night.
  •  Movie Night
  •  Carnivals
  •  Lagoon Trips

How to Get Involved

BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF UTAH

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah
151 East 5600 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84107

http://bbbsu.org/

 Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Utah facilitates and professionally supports mentoring relationships that focus on educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors and gaining social competence. Their success is defined by the outcomes we achieve for children, the increased number of children they impact and the community benefits created when children achieve lifelong success.

Opportunities to Get Involved

Volunteers would all be needed to serve as "big brothers" or "big sisters" in the role of a mentor to a child. They could choose to work in a site-based or community-based relationship.

Mentors work one on one with their mentee either weekly for about an hour (site-based) or two to four times monthly (community-based). Matches are made after careful interviews to achieve the best fit between interests of the volunteer and the "little." Mentors lead activities in the community (playing soccer at the park, watching a movie, etc) or they work with their little in an after school setting to help with homework and then do activities at school (e.g. shoot hoops on the playground or read a book together).

How to Get Involved

Boys and Girls Club of Weber Davis



Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber Davis
2303 Washington Blvd. Suite 201
Ogden, UT 84401

801-627-2071
bgcweberdavis.org/Home

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis provides after school and summer programs that offer a safe, positive place for kids to participate in recreational and educational activities.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Become a Volunteer

Being a volunteer is far more than attending a group activity once every few months. Volunteers can participate in a variety of programs that range in focus, age group, and meeting times. There is no experience needed and you will be able to make a difference in the life of a young person. The Community Engaged Leaders chair and chapter director are available to offer you support if you need it. After you register with a program, all you need to bring is you!
  • Join the Community Engaged Leaders Program

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Weber Davis is one of the organizations served under the WSU Community Engaged Leaders program. The Community Engaged Leaders’ Boys and Girls Clubs program recruits student volunteers to work with a young person for a variety of programs.
 
Community Engaged Leaders is a student-run community service program, and is part of WSUSA. It is comprised of a VP of Service, an Assistant Director, 4 Directors and 16 Chairs. These student leaders are responsible for promoting community service within the student body, and they make community service opportunities accessible to students. You can apply to become the chair for any of the service leadership positions, including Boys and Girls Club chair, during early spring semester. Becoming a chair or volunteering with the Boys and Girls Clubs is a great way to meet new people and be social. Learn more about the Community Engaged Leaders Boys and Girls Club Program. Or Email the current chair wsu.boysandgirlsclub@gmail.com?

How to Get Involved

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America
Great Salt Lake Council
525 Foothill Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

http://www.scouting.org/

Boy Scouts of America prepares young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Trapper Trails Council serves Scouting's youth and adults of Northern Utah, Southern Idaho and Western Wyoming.

Opportunities to Get Involved

We need volunteers at all of our sites and for all of our programs. Some would be doing Cub Scouting programs and activities with the kids in the elementary school after-school programs, and some would be doing Boy Scout programs and activities at the Junior High Schools. We would provide all the materials and training needed. Depending on how much time you want to invest you could volunteer for one program and spend 2 – 3 hours per week or at multiple programs and up to 10 hours per week. We can work with each student on your needs and availability.

How to Get Involved

Catholic Community Services

Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah
2504 F Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401
801-394-5944
http://www.ccsnorthernutah.org/

Catholic Community Services (CCS) of Northern Utah provides for the basic needs of Northern Utah and creates hope for those who need it most. The Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank provides an average of 2300 food boxes every month to families in the Ogden Area as the largest food bank in Northern Utah. In addition they operate Bridging the Gap, a childhood hunger mobile pantry program, and the St. Martha’s Baby Layette Project. CCS is one of the longest standing partners of the CIC and seeks to provide individuals with meaningful service opportunities through all three programs.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Assist in our Food Pantry

    • WSU students help to sort food, stock shelves, organize, clean, and assist our families during food distribution. If you're looking for an opportunity with a flexible schedule and a variety of things to do, this is a great fit. We typically need between 15-20 volunteers each day to help make sure our distributions go smoothly.
  • Bridging the Gap

    • WSU students are needed to help with our Bridging the Gap Childhood Hunger Program. Find a group of 15-20 of your friends, classmates, clubs, or other folks and adopt a distribution at one of our local, high need elementary schools. Volunteers are needed to help set up, distribute groceries, and clean up after distribution. Distributions typically last about 2 hours on specified days and times.

How to Get Involved

Donate to Catholic Community Services

Cottages of Hope

Cottages of Hope
2724 Washington Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84401
801-393-4011
cottagesofhope.org

Cottages of Hope serves to address a critical lack of services to economic independence and financial stability in the Ogden area. By providing a means for individuals to become financially literate, Cottages of Hope gives people the tools to lift themselves out of poverty.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Become a VITA Tax Volunteer

    Cottages of Hope is a VITA Tax Preparation site. This means that low income individuals can have their taxes prepared for free by qualified individuals. Volunteers interested in becoming certified tax preparers can get involved starting around the month of November and lasting through tax season (April). This is a great opportunity for students in finance, accounting, and taxation majors. Qualifying students are also welcome to have their taxes prepared at this site.

  • Design Your Own Project

    WSU computer science students have collaborated with Cottages to design a Cottages of Hope App. Students under Dr. Zahabi from the Department of Visual Arts are collaborating to create visuals for the walls in a conference room. Other students have assisted with smaller projects including a handbook for the Prosperity Center at Cottages.Student help is always needed but Cottages does not have the staff to micromanage volunteers—seeing through projects from start to finish (or otherwise agreed upon ending point) is very important. With commitment, Cottages of Hope has real-life projects for students that will expand your capabilities and utilize your university education. Contact Cottages today to find out what projects need your talents.

How to Get Involved

Donate to Cottages of Hope
 

Davinci Academy

Davinci Academy
2033 Grant Ave
Ogden, Utah 84401

http://davinciacademy.org/

DaVinci Academy was the brainchild of a coalition of business, science, education, and community leaders early in 2003. The concept of creating a high school in downtown Ogden that provided the knowledge and skills students needed in the 21st century was compelling for many. After months of work, DaVinci Academy was chartered by the Utah State Board of Education and opened its doors in August 2004 with the mission of integrating science and the arts after the example of the original Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci.

How to Get Involved

 

Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park

Ogden's George S. Eccles
1544 East Park Blvd
Ogden, UT 84401

http://www.dinosaurpark.org/

The Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park originated in 1993 through a private/public partnership between the Foundation and Ogden City. The park develops and maintains prehistoric exhibits and provides educational and recreational activities on six acres of reclaimed land adjacent the Ogden River. The Park has preserved a history of the extinct and educates through instruction, exhibits and recreational activities for today’s society.

Opportunities to Get Involved

The Park has volunteer positions available for one-time, short-term and long-term volunteers. We encourage all types of volunteer efforts, and 
are always interested in helping students gain experience in the areas 
of education, paleontology, botany, communications and marketing.

We also need technology students to help us with our website.

How to Get Involved

 

Goal Foundation




GOAL Foundation
2491 Washington Blvd, Suite 202
Ogden UT, 84403
(801) 399-1773
getoutandlive.org


The GOAL Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded shortly after the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  With the assistance of a myriad of local businesses and thousands of volunteer hours, the GOAL Foundation's aim is to attract, organize, support and encourage premier athletic events that promote an active lifestyle in Northern Utah.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Ogden Marathon: Late spring

Volunteers are needed in the Ogden area over several days and a wide range of hours. Positions range from race packet preparation and finish line set-up to check-in and race support, such as water stations.
  • Hurt in the Dirt: Summer

Hurt in the Dirt is an all-natural run (no man-made obstacles) ending in a festival of music and food. Volunteers have four options for volunteering: Skirt in the Dirt (women’s only 5k/10k), the Off-Road Duathlon, and the Nighttime 10K.
 

How to Get Involved
 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties
2955 Harrison Boulevard, STE 202
Ogden, UT 84401
801-475-9821
habitatwd.org

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is among the more than 2,300 Habitat affiliates worldwide helping families build, and then buy, their own homes - at a no-profit price, with a no-interest loan, and affordable monthly payments.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Join a work party

WSU students get together on a given Saturday to help build homes for low-income families on a one-time, short-term, or long-term basis. Habitat has contractors do the high-skilled jobs, and then volunteers use simple tools to do the manual labor. It’s a lot of fun to get together and serve alongside friends, building a home for someone in need.

  • Join the Community Engaged Leaders Program

Habitat for Humanity is one of the organizations served under the WSU Community Engaged Leaders program.  The Community Engaged Leaders Habitat for Humanity program recruits student volunteers for Habitat work parties.  Community Engaged Leaders is a student-run community service program, and is part of WSUSA.  It is comprised of a VP of Service, an Assistant Director, 4 Directors and 16 Chairs.  These student leaders are responsible for promoting community service within the student body, and they make community service opportunities accessible to students.  You can apply to become the chair for any of the service leadership positions, including Habitat for Humanity chair, during early spring semester.  Becoming a chair or volunteering with Habitat is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills.   Learn more about the Community Engaged Leaders Habitat for Humanity program by viewing our page, or by emailing the current chair: wsu.habitatforhumanity@gmail.com.

  • Help in Habitat for Humanity’s office

Habitat for Humanity of Weber Davis is an all-volunteer run agency.  Therefore, extra help is always needed to staff the office, which is located in the Red Cross/United Way building at 2955 Harrison Boulevard in Ogden.  Tasks would include answering phones, greeting guests and clients, and clerical work.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the inner workings and behind-the-scenes operations of Habitat.

How to Get Involved

 

Donate to Habitat for Humanity

 

Head Start



Davis/Morgan/Summit County Head Start-Early Head Start @ Family Enrichment Center
320 South 500 East, Kaysville, UT 84037

320 S 500 E 955
Kaysville, UT 84037
801-475-9821
davis.k12.ut.us/dsd/earlychildhood

Head Start is more than just a care center for children - it’s a goal-oriented preschool helping develop both children and their families. The program seeks to form cooperative partnerships with families and communities in order to help them achieve success for each child and family.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Intern at Head Start

Students in the Social Work, Child & Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education have opportunities to do their internships, workstudy, and practicum with our program. Other departments may have projects that fill the needs of other areas in the program.

  • Mentor children

Volunteers in the classrooms are always needed. Help the children with learning such as reading, math, science, large and small motor skill development, arts and crafts, etc.  

How to Get Involved

Whether you have one hour or one hundred hours to give, you can make a difference in the life of a Head Start child. If you are interested in volunteering with the Davis/Morgan/Summit Head Start – Early Head Start, contact Brett Lund at bwlund@dsdmail.net or at 801-402-0664 to talk about the different volunteering opportunities.

Donate to Headstart.

 

Ogden Nature Center

Ogden Nature Center

Ogden Nature Center
966 W. 12th Street
Ogden, UT 84404
801-621-7595
ogdennaturecenter.org/sout.org

The Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre nature preserve and education center open to the public year-round. Visitors enjoy 1.5 miles of walking trails, picnic areas, tree houses, bird blinds and an exhibit of live birds of prey.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Adopt-a-Spot Gardeners

Adopt a garden spot! WSU volunteers maintain flower beds during the spring and summer. Also, volunteers are needed to help with invasive weed removal.

  • Trail/Facility Maintenance, WSU Day of Remembrance

WSU students help with many projects at Ogden Nature Center, including facility repair/cleaning, painting, pulling weeds, picking up trash, trail maintenance, and many other projects on the grounds. With 150 acres, there is a lot of work to do! Come on your own or in a group. Join us each September for WSU Day of Remembrance, WSU students volunteer with these kinds of projects at the Ogden Nature Center.

How to get Involved

New volunteers will need to do one of three things: 1) attend a volunteer orientation, http://ogdennaturecenter.org/calendar-a-links  2) fill out the volunteer interest form online at www.ogdennaturecenter.org, or 3) contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@ogdennaturecenter.org or 801-621-7595 for more information.

Donate to Ogden Nature Center.
 

Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership

3159 Grant Ave
Ogden, UT 84401
801-399-9281
owcap.org

OWCAP inspires those in poverty to become self-sufficient through innovative services and collaborative efforts.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Intern at Head Start

Students in the Social Work, Child & Family Studies, and Early Childhood Education have opportunities to do their internships, workstudy, and practicum with our program.  Other departments may have projects that fill the needs of other areas in the program.

  • Mentor children

Volunteers in the classrooms are alwaysneeded.  Help the children with learning such as reading,math, science, large and small motor skill development, arts and crafts, etc.

How to Get Involved

  1. Call 801-399-9281 ext. 301 and ask for an appointment for a Volunteer Orientation. These are normally held on Wednesdays and take approximately two hours. Orientation is not required for group service projects.
  2. If volunteering in a classroom or the pantry, bring a copy of your current Food Handler Permit.
  3. Fill out the Volunteer Application and other necessary paperwork.
  4. Prepare to start the following week which allows time for a background check to be processed, for you to be assigned a supervisor, and for an identification badge to be printed.

Salvation Army





The Salvation Army Ogden Corps
2615 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT 84401
801-621-3580
http://www.sout.org/

The Salvation Army Ogden Corps is a local corps of The Salvation Army International. The Salvation Army is a Christian church that is known across the world for its efforts to relieve the poor and suffering.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Organize Christmas gifts for children in need

    • The annual Angel Tree Outreach takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. The Community Engaged Leaders Special Service Events chair organizes the event and, with the Center for Community Engaged Learning, sponsors a tree in the Shepherd Union Building. Hung on the tree are tags for children in need with their age and Christmas gift wish. People take the tags and bring them back to the CCEL with the donated gift. The Community Engaged Leaders Special Service Events chair recruits volunteers to help The Salvation Army Ogden Corps sort donations in a special warehouse before they are dispersed to the families. Community Engaged Leaders is a student-run community service program, and is part of WSUSA. It is comprised of a VP of Service, an Assistant Director, 4 Directors and 16 Chairs. These student leaders are responsible for promoting community service within the student body, and they make community service opportunities accessible to students. You can apply to become the chair for any of the service leadership positions, including Special Service Events chair, during early spring semester. Learn more about the Community Engaged Leaders Special Service Events program by emailing the current chair: wsu.specialevents@gmail.com.
  • Ring a bell for Red Kettle Season

    • The annual Red Kettle Season takes place between Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. Donations to the red kettles provide Christmas dinners, clothing, toys, basic necessities, and seasonal aid for families in need. WSU students can volunteer individually to ring a bell at local sites, or a small group or family can “Adopt a Kettle” for one or more days and work in shifts to cover the site. Musicalindividuals/ensembles are welcome to sing or play at various sites during the season.
  • Become a Tutor

    • The Salvation Army Ogden Corps’ after school youth programs begin in August and run through the school year.  WSU students volunteer as academic tutors and proctors and teach music, art, and other hobbies to kids.  This kind of service enriches the lives of disadvantaged youth.
  • Join the Community Engaged Leader Program

    • Community Engaged Leaders is a student-run community service program, and is part of WSUSA.  It is comprised of a VP of Service, an Assistant Director, 4 Directors and 16 Chairs.  These student leaders are responsible for promoting community service within the student body, and they make community service opportunities accessible to students.  You can apply to become the chair for any of the service leadership positions, including Special Service Events chair, during early spring semester.  Learn more about the Community Engaged Leaders Special Service Events program by visiting our Special Service Events page, or by emailing the current chair: wsu.specialevents@gmail.com.
  • Sponsor a Food Drive

    • The Salvation Army Ogden Corps provides 100 to 120 food boxes each week, and always needs more donations to keep up with the demand.  WSU students or groups can host a food drive to help stock the pantry.  This is an excellent opportunity for Communications 2010 classes.
  • Feed the Homeless

    • A Community Breakfast is served to homeless and hurting people Monday through Friday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30 am.  WSU students or groups can assist with the preparation of meals and with the clean-up afterwards.  This is another excellent opportunity for group service for a class or club.
  • Volunteer in the Thrift Store Warehouse

    • WSU student volunteers assist with receiving and sorting, cleaning, organizing, and marketing materials to increase sales.  A Computer Science student or others with computer experience can help check and prepare donated computers for resale.  This volunteer opportunity is perfect for students in Business, Marketing, Sales & Merchandising, and Supply Chain Management majors.
  • Help develop a Master Plan for the Salvation Army of Ogden 

    • Architectural or Civil Engineering students can help The Salvation Army Ogden Corps develop their Master Plan for their facilities and property. Lots need to be surveyed and plotted and existing buildings need to be measured and plotted. The entire property needs a variety of general plans: drainage, green space, recreation, parking and circulation, etc.
  • More Opportunities

How to Get Involved

Special Olympics


243 E. 400 S STE 111
Salt Lake City, 84111
801-363-1111
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

The mission of Special Olympics Utah is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving theVolunteer the Day of the Event

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Volunteer the Day of the Event

Annually Special Olympics Utah holds roughly 9 Area competitions, Winter Games and a variety of fund/fun raising activities in the North Area. These events are supported by day-of volunteers who serve as time keepers, score keepers, awards presenters, and more! Volunteering at these events is a fun opportunity to make a difference with your friends and support events in your community. Statewide, roughly 50 Area events and five State-level competitions are held annually – for those students who commute from outside Ogden, there may be a program in your home community. To volunteer, contact SOUT at volunteers@sout.org for upcoming events.

  • Become a Unified Sports partner

Unified Sports is a Special Olympics initiative dedicated to providing social inclusion through sports training and competition. Unified Sports partners are individuals without intellectual disabilities who join Special Olympics Utah athletes on the field of play. These individuals participate in weekly training sessions and compete at Area and State games events.

How to Get Involved

You can get started volunteering with Special Olympics Utah several ways. If you know what you want to do:

  • Contact SOUT at volunteers@sout.org if you want to volunteer the day of the event.
  • Email wsu.specialolympicsteam@gmail.com if you want to join the Community Engaged Leaders Special Olympics Utah WSU Delegation program.
  • Email wsu.sowintergames@gmail.com if you want to join the Community Engaged Leaders Special Olympics Utah Winter Games/Area Management Team program.
  • Contact BobbiJo Kanter if you want to volunteer with the Games Organizing Committee.
  • If you do not know yet what you want to do, or if you want to learn more about volunteering with SOUT, you can visithttp://sout.org/volunteer-overview. To register as a volunteer and to watch SOUT’ Volunteer Training Video, follow this link: http://sout.vsyshost.com/.

Start making a difference in an athlete’s life!

United Way



United Way of Northern Utah
STE 201 2113 Ogden, UT 84408-2113
801 – 399 - 5584
uwnu.org/Home

The United Way is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the common good by encouraging people to give, advocate and volunteer to bring about positive change in our community.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Become a Volunteer

Being a volunteer is far more than attending a group activity once every few months. Volunteers can participate in a variety of programs that range in focus, age group, and meeting times. There is no experience needed and you will be able to make a difference in the life of a young person. After you register with a program, all you need to bring is you! The United Way is a connector organization, which means we connect nonprofit agencies with people willing to fill their positions as volunteers. These opportunities can be as little as one day of service or as much as a regular, ongoing service position. The time commitment is up to the volunteer and can be matched with each agency for a perfect fit. Contact Bev Campbell - bcampbell@uwnu.org - 801 - 399 - 5584 X112.

  • Be a Tutor

We are seeking volunteers to be readers and/or tutors in Ogden and Weber elementaryschools. This is a year-long commitment to one or two students to help them reach grade level and see success. This position requires a background check and brief training in the reading program used at all area schools. We also accept tutors for our three junior high schools to assist students who have fallen behind in with their school work. Contact Sabra Kelley at skelly@uwnu.org.

How to Get Involved

Visit the Center for Community Engaged Learning and let the staff know that you want to get involved in the Community Engaged Leaders Boys and Girls Club program! You can also email the Community Engaged Leaders Boys and Girls Club chair at: wsu.boysandgirlsclub@gmail.com 

 

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah



 

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah
1490 Park Blvd.                                
Ogden, Utah 84401                    
801.814.7888                                   
wrcnu.org 

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah (WRCNU) is a fledgling not-for-profit organization that has quickly become the largest rehabilitation center in Utah; helping more than two thousand injured and/or orphaned wildlife yearly.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Become a Volunteer

    Volunteers are the backbone of our organization.  An integral part of our mission, our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are amazingly dedicated and hardworking people.  They range from the ages of six to seventy-two and all bring a wonderful mesh of experiences, personalities and ideas to our center.  We love our volunteers and really appreciate the precious time they devote to ensuring the survival and release of our many animals.  Along with our volunteers the center has one Wildlife Specialist on staff at all times and two fledgling apprentice wildlife rehabbers.  All of our animals are cared for in a professional manner and have full access to wildlife and avian veterinarians when needed.  Come and be a part of our specialized team! Know what it is like to make a difference and release a wild animal back into its natural habitat.  To volunteer please call Jen Dummer at 801-814-7888 to schedule an orientation or email Jen at volunteer@wrcnu.org. 
  • We need volunteers in the following areas:

    • Grant Writing 
    • Animal Husbandry
    • Cleaning
    • Fundraising
    • Office work/record keeping/ mailings
    • Educational programs (after gaining adequate experience)
    • Community outreach
    • Event planning/Marketing
    • Boy Scout Eagle projects
    • Corporate and group projects
    • Writing newsletters
    • Caring for injured or orphaned raptors (after gaining adequate experience)
    • Artistry (kids crafts,brochures,posters, etc)
    • More Opportunities 

How to Get Involved

Youth Impact

Youth Impact

Youth Impact 
2305 Grant Ave.
Ogden, UT, 84401
801-612-3002
www.youthimpactogden.org

Youth Impact's purpose is to support, protect, serve and instill hope in the children of Ogden.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Volunteering at Youth Impact

We are always in need of Volunteers. Come share your hobbies and interests with our participants, or simply hang out with us during our Open-Rec. You can start volunteering today! Just undergo a simple process.The first step in volunteering is attending an Orientation. This allows potential volunteers to see the facility, as well as get a feel for the program as a whole. Orientations are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. during the school year. Volunteer Orientations generally last 30-40 minutes in length and no appointment necessary. Please make sure that if you are attending a Volunteer Orientation, you arrive 5-10 minutes early and if you are late you will be asked to attend another session. To volunteer, visit: youthimpactogden.org

Students - Get Involved with the Community Engaged Leaders Youth Impact program.

Donate to Youth Impact.

How to Get Involved

Visit the Youth Impact online to find out more about upcoming events. 

Your Community Connection

 

Your Community Connection
2261 Adams Avenue Ogden, UT 84401
801-392-7273
yccogden.org

The YCC has been operating in Ogden since 1950. Although their programs have changed over time, the mission of supporting and enhancing the quality of life for children and families has remained the same. Three program centers house YCC operations: The Gaye D. Littleton domestic Violence Victim Assistance Center, the Beverly J. Monson Homeless and Housing Assistance Center, and the Barbary Kimball Browning Family Enrichment Center. Volunteers are needed daily to help support these programs.

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Volunteer in a domestic violence shelter

WSU students are needed to serve in YCC’s domestic violence shelter.  Since the shelter runs 24-7, volunteers can help at any time of day.  This is a long-term volunteer opportunity, for which YCC needs volunteers to commit to at least four hours a week for six months.  Shelter volunteers help with client intake, crisis line calls, and making clients feel safe and comfortable.
  • Become a victim advocate

Long-term volunteers are also needed as victim advocates for their Domestic Violence and Rape and Recovery programs.  Victim advocates will receive training for the on-call 24-hour advocacy program for victims of rape and/or domestic violence.  A volunteer will respond to the hospital (rape victims) or to the scene of the violence once the area is secure.  Volunteers need to commit to being on call for a 24-hour time period per week for at least six months. This is an excellent opportunity for students in Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Sociology, Family Studies, or Women’s Studies.

How to Get Involved?

If interested in volunteering, contact the YCC Special Events Coordinator at 801-689-1706 or childadvocate@yccogden.org. All volunteers will need to pass a background check and complete the following training modules:

  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Ethics
  • FERPA
  • Professionalism

YMCA


YMCA

YMCA Ogden Area
893 E. 24th Street
Ogden, UT, 84401
801-839-3382
ymcautah.org

Angela Varaotsady
(801)833-0048

 

The YMCA has been helping local communities for over a hundred years. In 2010, the YMCA served over 3,690 individuals through their programs. More than 2,770 youth were developed through their After-school Programs, 514 children were mentored at Camp Roger, and 253 participants were inspired and empowered at the Community Family Center. They also hosted over 49 community events that reached over 3,700 individuals. By volunteering, you can join in on any of these fantastic opportunities!

Opportunities to Get Involved

  • Become a Tutor or Homework Helper

Take an hour out your week to help with math, science, history, reading and other subjects. There is especially a 

desperate need for math tutors at our Jr. High programs. Most after school programs span from 2:30-5:30 PM every weekday. Opportunities are currently available at the following local schools:

Dee Elementary 
Gramercy Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Lincoln Elementary
Madison Elementary
Odyssey Elementary
Polk Elementary
Shadow Valley Elementary
T. O. Smith Elementary
Ogden Preparatory Academy
Highland Jr. High
Mound Fort Jr. High
Mount Ogden Jr. High
Ben Lomond High
Ogden High

How to get Involved

Donate to the YMCA.