Here are some ways to share your time and talents with others, provided by the 2-1-1 Information and Referral at 3150 S. 900 West. For more information, go to www.211ut.org.
Children's Justice Center — Volunteers are needed for the annual Teddy Bear Kids K event Sept. 11 at South Jordan East River Front Park. Opportunities include face-painting, game booth help, temporary tattoo table, prize setup, snack distribution, photographers and more. Don't miss this fun chance to help promote fitness and safety for children. For more info, visit www.utahmarathonrelay.com.
English Skills Learning Center — Ongoing volunteer opportunities are available for anyone 18 and over who wants to teach English. No second language or teaching skills needed. It only takes three to five hours per week to positively impact the lives of adult immigrants and refugees.
Utah Food Bank — Two volunteer interns are needed to work with the Food Bank's development team on the Utah Human Race. Candidates should be outgoing with great teamwork skills, computer literate and have a valid driver's license, insurance and reliable transportation. Send résumés and/or a letter of interest to email@example.com. Candidates must be available to work flexible hours through Thanksgiving Day.
Helpwithmyparents.org — Are you caring for an older adult or anticipate that you will be? Volunteers are needed to participate in a focus group with Helpwithmyparents.org to help provide easier access to caregiver information. All volunteers receive a free box of Hatch Family Chocolates.
The Organization for Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Education Research — Volunteers are needed to assist with the 2010 Conference for Healthcare Providers and Patients on Sept. 11 titled "Advances in the Science and Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome." Volunteer duties include brochure distribution, restocking, exhibitor and silent auction recruitment. Conference duties include help with setup, registration and information tables.
Friends in Need Animal Rescue — Volunteer with the 2010 Friends in Need Stampede 5K and Fun Run on Sept. 6 in Eagle Mountain. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, give directions, pass out water and clean up.
Salt Lake County Aging Alternatives Program — Assist elderly residents who are low income and medically frail in remaining in their homes by providing activities such as friendly visiting, errands, transportation and other tasks as needed.
Aspire Home Health and Hospice — Make a difference in the lives of others by becoming an Aspire Hospice volunteer. Opportunities include supporting patients and their families, listening, running errands, preparing meals, light housekeeping, quilting, scrapbooking, music, art, painting or other special talents. The schedule for volunteers is flexible, with a minimum of two to four hours per month.
Center for the Arts — See live performances by being an usher at Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre and Rose Wagner Center. Apply at www.slccfa.org and click on Patron Services.
National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho — Medical and general adult volunteers are needed to help with a free screening Sept. 17. Volunteers will help with paperwork, taking vitals, on-site lab processing and packaging.