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Welcome Baby program needs parents as volunteers

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The Utah County Success By 6 Welcome Baby program needs volunteers experienced in parenting, child care and development, health care or family therapy to share their skills as home visitors.

Home visitor volunteers work with new parents following the birth of the parents' first child. Volunteers deliver educational materials concerning community resources for infants and children which provide information on parenting and child development. Each volunteer is also asked to make monthly follow-up visits.

The Success by 6 Welcome Baby program is partnered with the Utah County Health Department and United Way of Utah County. Hours and duration of volunteer time vary. A required seven-hour training program is provided. The next training session begins Feb. 5. The Welcome Baby coordinators can be reached at the Utah County Health Department at 370-4502.

Other volunteer opportunities include:

Reach out to local youth. The Boys and Girls Club of Utah County needs volunteers for programs and activities geared to children and youth ages 6-14. Volunteers also help with personal needs such as tutoring, teaching about sports, arts and crafts, music and dancing.

Volunteer with RAH! Recreation and Habilitation Services provides recreational and leisure activities for individuals with mental and physical disabilities. Volunteer opportunities include teaching personal development classes, participating in field trips, hosting activities such as dances or game nights and more.

For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities contact the United Way of Utah County Volunteer Center weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 374-8108 or visit the volunteer database at the United Way of Utah County Web site www.unitedwayuc.org.