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Provo club asking for volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help at the Boys and Girls Club of Utah County. Located in Provo, the Boys and Girls Club provides a wholesome environment where youth can make friends and have fun while developing important life skills.

Volunteers are encouraged to help with homework and reading time, as well as assist in planning and carrying out educational and recreational activities. Individuals with special interests and skills are invited to teach classes during activity time.

During the school year, the Boys and Girls Club opens at 2:30 p.m. and closes at 6. Club members are divided into classes based on their grade level. Summer (June-August) hours are from 1 to 6 p.m. The summer programs are filled with activities, field trips and reading programs that help prepare the children for the next grade level. Volunteers, ages 18 and over, are asked to commit to one hour per week for at least four months.

Other volunteer opportunities available in Utah County include:

Teach a child to read. The Geneva Elementary After-School Literacy Program needs volunteer tutors for children in first through sixth grades. Volunteers assist children with homework and reading practice. Tutors ages 15 and over are asked to serve one to six hours per week. Training is provided.

Be a friendly face at the library. The Orem Public Library needs volunteers to help staff the information desk. Volunteers with good public relations skills and an interest in library work are preferred. Volunteers can also serve by mending and processing materials. Bilingual volunteers are also needed.

For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities, contact the United Way of Utah County Volunteer Center weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 374-8108 or visit the Volunteer Database on the United Way of Utah County Web site at