Come learn about local refugees living in Utah. This is a great group activity! This is NOT a service activity, but a learning activity.

All groups and individuals are welcome to attend the Refugee Cultural Nights where the public can come learn and celebrate local refugee communities. We ask that all large groups sign up here so that we can accommodate appropriately: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4da4a928a0f49-refugee

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

GRANITE SCHOOL DISTRICT: Educational Equity

Granite School District On-site Volunteer Opportunities

Become a tutor at an elementary school!

There are many refugee children who need help getting caught up in school. This is one hour per week commitment. Please see link for more details. Questions can be answered by emailing Mindy at mllayton@graniteschools.org

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScFSevHXfwlMLYnaC3AetEaf64JUJOKiEK4Php1xFRddRUcgA/viewform

Volunteer at the incentive store for elementary school kids!

Lincoln Elementary School in Granite School District (South Salt Lake) educates countless refugee and immigrant children. As a way to reward coming to school on-time, good behavior, homework turn-in, etc., Lincoln has created an incentive  “Loot Store” where kids can earn “dollars” to pick out rewards for working hard. The Loot store happens each month for 3 days. Volunteers are asked to help these young students “shop” and facilitate the store. Volunteers are also asked to stay for the full 3 hour session. Please email Abram if you have any questions: abram@uw.org

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090944afaa2fa2fd0-loot

Volunteer at a Community Center to help with small children!

The Granite School District has several Community Centers that offer English, computer skills, and other resources to parents. Most of these amazing parents bring their little ones who are not yet old enough to be in school. We are looking for helpers to play with kids to distract them while their parents learn. Please email Maddy with questions: mjclark2@graniteschools.org

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090944afaa2fa2fd0-community

Preschool Helpers

Granite School District pre-schools are looking for helpers!
Volunteer shifts are M-F from 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00 pm- 4:00pm. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the classroom and engage with our littlest learners so that they are prepared for Kindergarten.  Enjoy opportunities to read, practice skills like ABCs, numbers, and colors, and play.  Weekly commitment required. For more information, email Nannette Barnes: nbarnes@graniteshcools.org 385-646-4672

Reading Clinic at Granite Park Jr. High

With the support of the University of Utah Reading Clinic, Granite Park is excited to continue its reading program for a third year. We are in great need of volunteers to work directly with our students to help them improve their reading.
We ask that our volunteers commit at least 2 days a week;
Monday through Thursday, 3-4 p.m.

This will be a fantastic experience for you to have a direct impact on the students by helping them improve their reading, gain self-confidence, and be prepared for the future! There will be plenty of support from an outstanding program with certified tutors on site to guide you.

Please contact Ben Mallett at (805) 550-7509 or bamallett@graniteschools.org with any questions.

Know Your Neighbor

Mentoring through the “Know Your Neighbor” program, which is conducted through the SLC Mayor’s office. This program is focused on families that have lived here for 2+ years and are out of case management. There are 3 different opportunities within this program; family mentoring, skills share, and program volunteers. Submit this application and they will respond to you with an email including the details of the orientation training. Contact: slcrefugees@gmail.com

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDK59CQ0ylLUS4xnY4vq4rukq8erdscwl_L6eCnz-TC2UDwQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES

CCS Youth Mentoring Program

Catholic Community Services of Utah’s Refugee Youth Mentoring Program serves newly arriving refugee youth in the Salt Lake Valley and Ogden areas by helping them form lasting friendships with caring, positive adult role models who help them adjust to their new lives and learn about the community around them. Mentors must be 21 years old and able to commit to 8 hours per month for 12 months. Orientation and Information Sessions are held at 745 E. 300 S. on the third Thursdayof every month at 6pm. Contact Natalie Craven for more information: (801)428-1303 ncraven@ccsutah.org

 

IT Training Aide (Saturdays)

This class is conducted at the Refugee Education & Training Center, and focuses on learning and building IT skills. Students that complete the course will be ready to take and pass the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam. Class is held on Saturdays from 4-6 pm. Contact Abigail for more information on becoming a volunteer: aginzburg@utah.gov

Volunteer with a Burmese Refugee Scout Troop

This troop includes 100 Burmese young men, representing a variety of faiths, learning to give back to the community. Several other refugee scout troops are now forming for 2017. Sponsors are needed for equipment, camping trips, and activities. Volunteers are needed at Wednesday night troop meetings. Must pass a background check. Contact michaelsmithnebeker@gmail.com for more information. Below is a link to a video featuring the Scout Troop, check it out and get excited to be involved!

www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=35141311

 

Eagle Scout Projects

Looking for a great Eagle Scout Project? That is great! Please complete the Eagle Scout Project application and call the number listed there if you have any questions:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd13UeiXHsTZlc7mgK4z13iEvXEv3eDnjpn0TN8abAES1U9sA/viewform?usp=sf_link


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