There’s no doubt that social and non-profit organizations around Salt Lake City are feeling the economic crunch as much as everyone else. If you’re used to donating money to your favorite charity each year, but have found yourself unable to do so, there is a solution for the pangs in your conscience. Volunteering provides an invaluable service to those in need, and local organizations are constantly in the market for more people to help. Here is a list of some worthy organizations in Salt Lake City who are always on the lookout for willing volunteers. To find even more opportunities, please visit A Little Time, a Salt Lake City based government clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities around the city.
Salt Lake County Animal Services
The needs here are as varied as the animals the shelter helps. Can you answer phones, or help clean the facility? Reuniting lost pets with their families is a rewarding experience, and the more help the shelter gets, the more animal lives can be saved. To find out about volunteer opportunities, visit the Salt Lake County Animal Services website.
South Valley Sanctuary
The South Valley Sanctuary is a domestic violence shelter. Volunteers will have little supervised, and no unsupervised, interaction with clients of the facility, but they need help in the general operation. Many thousands of people are affected by domestic violence each year, and it’s only through the donation of time that sanctuaries like this one can help those in need.
The Salt Lake City Sports Complex offers Soccer, T-Ball and Youth Flag Football programs at the Spence Eccles Field House. If you have talent in any of these, they need you to coach. This is a great opportunity, especially if one of your own children play. The whole family can get involved and it makes for an exciting way to spend time with each other, away from the television.
Long Term Ombudsman Program for the Aging
The program advocates for members of our community who are 60 years and older living in long term care facilities. Volunteers serve as liaisons for those who feel as though they may be at risk for neglect. The ombudsmen also educate families and individuals as to their rights and other long-term care issues. For more information, visit their website.
Be sure to visit A Little Time to find the perfect opportunity for you to give back, without emptying your wallet.
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