For more than 20 years, Max and Sarah Young have been active volunteers with Utah Special Olympics. They spend 10 to 20 hours with the athletes, volunteering because they have a genuine love for and commitment to those they serve.
The Youngs always have succeeded in providing exceptional training, competition and programming for the athletes, which requires them to give a little more time each year.It's the season to do taxes. If you are low-income or elderly and can't afford professional tax help, volunteers trained by the Internal Revenue Service can help with simple tax returns. Assistance is available at several sites around the community. Call the Information and Referral Center at 978-3333.
For information about listings in the Helping Hand column, call 978-2452.
Spanish-speaking volunteer needed to help care-center residents.
Adopt and maintain a rose bed. Training. 9-11 a.m.
Join disaster action team. Training. Respond to small-scale disasters in your community.
Sew clothes for newborn intensive care unit patients.
Clean up Jordan River. April 22.
Help build golf course. May 13.
Police department needs carpenter.
Help with registration and lunch service for ethnic conference April 21 and 22.
Kitchen help needed at senior center, up to two hours a day.
Volunteer with outdoor recreation program, helping with white-water rafting.
Advocate for people with disabilities. Fourteen hours a month.
Sew cushion covers and do Velcro adaptation of clothing.
Be a support-group facilitator for children who are grieving the loss of parents or friends. Training.
Entertain residents at care center.
Help with setup, cleanup and other activities at Community Nursing Services Art and Soup fund-raiser April 17 and 18.
Assist in outpatient surgery, emergency and other hospital departments. Must be 18 years or older.
Deliver food boxes to and visit elderly residents in Salt Lake City, West Jordan and West Valley City.
Help elderly and disabled people with yard work.
Teach staff basic applications of Quattro Pro and/or Paradox for Windows. Flexible times.
Provide office support at food bank three or four hours a week.
Act as a communications link between agencies served by food bank.
Be adviser to young men who have attended Job Corps. Training.
Answer phones, help in office. Flexible times.
Assist with fund-raiser for research and education programs. Training. Through April 13.
Volunteer in resource room for American Cancer Society. Training. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.
Tutor children in ESL program. Daytime.
Mentor elementary-age children.
Players needed for harmonica band.
Guide visitors to zoo. Training.
Provide office support.
Refer victims to agencies that can help them.
Plan fund-raiser for woman with fibrocystic disease who needs a transplant.
Assist with infant who has heart problems.
Little boy with Down syndrome needs someone to play with, sing to him.
Help with bookkeeping. Flexible times, training.
Paint and clean up building used as clubhouse.
Assist with Central City citizen center.
Help schools relate to each other.
Provide office help to seniors program. Computer experience helpful. Transportation available.
Help state with special library.
Do office work and learn about state government.
Paint and clean up picnic tables and farm. Once or twice a week.
Clean activity barn two or three hours a week.
Supervise preschoolers in day care, three hours a day, Monday through Thursday, while parents attend GED classes.
Give directions at city hall.
Help victims of abuse. Training.
Stuff envelopes, pull files for traffic school.
Match sales slips and file them.
Drivers and readers: Assist blind and visually impaired clients.
Survey intersections. Training.
Repair car for partially disabled woman.
Screen for glaucoma.
Help with disaster assistance. Computer skills, public-relations experience.
Amateur radio communication skills needed.
Help photocopy items in Justice Court.
Open and close restrooms and tennis courts.
Develop program to secure command post for Sandy City.
Knit sweaters for elderly, ill people.
Do basic office duties.
Staff booth for health fair once or twice a month.
Talk to schoolchildren about safety. Training.
Walk the Sandy City sidewalk system and log problems.
Help develop program highlighting the importance of water.
Interns needed for computer work and spreadsheets.
Make phone calls for fund-raiser.
Transport people with visual impairments.
Be part of speakers bureau.
Paint fire hydrants.
Promote global education in schools and local community.
Provide child care during parent training class. Thursday morning.
Help maintain fire-inspection reports.
Assist at senior center.
Help make chimney safe, install railing, work in garden. Hours flexible.
Provide unpadded transfer bench for bathtub.
Donate men's clothing, any size.
Give portable crib, high chair, stroller for mother of eight.
Provide sofa, table, chairs.
Donate two trucks of gravel, Magna area.
Provide canes for homeless people.
Give refrigerator and freezer.
Donate Microsoft Access software data base.
Give books, playing cards and plants.
Provide working, used appliances in good condition.
Donate high chairs, strollers, single beds, material and batting.