Sign Up to Volunteer or Give with United Way of Salt Lake to Celebrate Global Volunteer Month!
Global Volunteer Month celebrates the power of people coming together to tackle society’s greatest challenges. At United Way of Salt Lake, we get to see the impact volunteers have when they step up and say “I can help” as we work to provide all kids in Utah with opportunities to succeed at school and in life.
So far this academic year 540 volunteers have donated their time to support schools and the community with projects like food pantry clean-up, mural painting, math tutoring, and more. They’ve put in over 1,600 hours – the dollar amount of that service equals $47,490! Generous volunteers, donors, and sponsors also helped us provide school supplies for more than 13,000 students at the start of the school year and continue to help us meet ongoing needs including coats, snacks, socks, and hygiene kits.
We’re celebrating Global Volunteer Month by inviting you to join us — support students and schools by donating or signing up to volunteer!
Mentor or Tutor
Be a positive, motivating force in the life of a student! Educational disruptions over the last two years have had an impact on students’ learning and tutoring has been shown to be one of the most effective interventions.
West Kearns Elementary School Preschool/Kindergarten Canvassing
Saturday, April 23 / Sunday, April 24
Deliver flyers to homes to let families know about free preschool and kindergarten registration.
Build Buddy Benches for Midvale Elementary School
Friday, April 22 | 1 – 3 pm
Volunteers will help assemble and install Budy Benches in the Kindness Garden.
Support Woodrow Wilson Elementary School’s Roadrunner Store
Students and Woodrow Wilson Elementary earn tickets for giving their best effort, being responsible, and having integrity. They trade these tickets for prizes and the school has asked for the community’s support in stocking toys and other fun items.
Provide Family Time Kits for Granite School District Family Engagement Centers
Family Engagement Centers empower parents to be their children’s first teachers. Together Time Kits contain essential items that help students learn foundational concepts at home.
Yoga Equipment for West Kearns Elementary
Many parents have requested yoga classes to help alleviate stress and anxiety. The school’s community center is asking for yoga mats and yoga blocks to help make these classes possible.
If you have questions over the upcoming opportunities or in-kind requests, please contact email@example.com.
Keep up with opportunities to make a difference for students and families in our community year-round at uw.org/volunteer.
By Roni Scheidler, Volunteer Engagement Director