There are countless opportunities to volunteer in the community. No special skills are necessary other than a desire to help others. For information about listings in the Helping Hand column, call Volunteer Services at 978-2452.
Assist elderly patients. Call Tanya at Pine Ridge Nursing Center, 487-2248.Do office work. Call the agency coordinator, 887-1257.
Help homeless individuals. Call Tamara at Travelers Aid, 359-4142.
Mentor teenage boys. Call Holly at the Utah Youth Village, 272-9980.
Support hospice patients. Call Lynne at VistaCare, 293-1656.
Work with children. Call Robin at the Odyssey House, 596-1990.
Teach life skills to teens. Call Jaime at 972-6421.
Tutor children in school. Call Sima, 284-4404.
Work with homeless boys in Scouting. Call Tamara, 359-4142.
Read stories at library. Call Melissa, 524-8273.
Raise money for Riley Elementary. Call 908-0815.
Drive for people who are blind. Call Leslie, 292-1156.
Tutor teens or teach classes in youth facility. Call Lisa, 265-5810.
Volunteer in Cancer Resource Office. Call 483-1500.
Answer domestic violence hotline. Call Susan, 444-3191.
Assist teachers in Davis County schools. Call 451-1285.
Greet visitors to Salt Lake County Recorder's Office. Call 468-3622.
Advocate for victims of rape. Call 467-7279.
Interview applicants for utility assistance. Call 323-7021.
Help during study period at Butler Middle School. Call 412-2256.
Work for the Red Cross. Call 323-7021.
Befriend people going through rehabilitation. Call 298-2234.
Screen people for glaucoma. Call 524-2020.
Do intake for Utah Legal Services. Call 328-8891.
Serve food at Riverton Senior Center. Call 254-7609.
Volunteer at South Davis Community Hospital. Call 295-2361.
Sew for Utah Historical Society. Call 533-3517.
Sort clothes at Catholic Community Services. Call 484-9937.
Do yard work for local refugee center. Call 363-4955.
Sort clothing for low-income women. Call 583-7804.
Tutor reading at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. Call 481-7200.
Mentor adults who speak Spanish. Call Pat, 484-4343.
Set up computer network. Call 363-4955.
Be a Big Brother or Big Sister. Call 534-1818, ext. 16.
Visit terminally ill patients and their families. Call 397-4900.
Tutor Somalia refugees. Call 578-8173.
Serve as Salt Lake County election judge. Call 468-3427.
Organizations are also in need of various items and ask for the following donations:
Oil paints. Call LifeCare, 978-2452.
Printer. Call Salt Lake Peer Counseling, 322-1815.
Furniture, pickup truck or van. Call International Rescue Committee, 328-1091.
Massage table. Call Visions of Attitude, 364-0744.
Household items. Call the Transitional Living Center, 978-2452.
Men's coats. Call the Veterans Administration Hospital, 582-1075, ext. 1565.
Winter coats, music supplies, sheets and towels. Call Salt Lake County Youth Services, 269-7506.
Car seats. Call Families and Communities Together, 293-7406.
Children's underwear and socks. Call the Children's Center, 582-5534.
Classroom chairs. Call New Hope, 363-4955.
Carpet and other furnishings. Call JEDI Women, 583-7804.
High school appropriate books. Call Artec, 963-3409.
Printer. Call Wasatch Youth Center, 265-5810.
Clothing for job interviews. Call Alliance House, 486-5012.