Come learn about local refugees living in Utah. This is a great group 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:


Promise South Salt Lake

Become a Summer School volunteer! To get started, you’ll need to attend a 30-minute orientation at the Promise Office located at 220 East Morris Ave, South Salt Lake. We have orientations on the first and third Fridays of the month from 5:00 – 5:30 pm. You will go over volunteer opportunities, best practices, and paperwork. You may be placed at the site of your choice, but also please consider our needs at other sites. Please note that South Salt Lake requires all volunteers to pass a background check. The background check fee is $22.00, which is conducted through the City. Please bring to the orientation an ID and a check or credit card to make an online payment for a background check. More information: email

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:


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


Granite School District On-site Volunteer Opportunities

The Granite School District has many community centers where parents can come learn English, computer skills, and more. It is so helpful when there is childcare for the toddlers who come to class with them. Most classes are during the day while older kids are in school. Come play and read to children so that their parents can maximize learning opportunities!

Please note that some of the centers are highly populated with refugee families and some are more populated with other New Americans. Sign-up through this link. 

Ask for the Community Center when you arrive at the school. *If you are sick and unable to send someone in your place, please send a message to

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: 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 with any questions.

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:

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 for more information. Below is a link to a video featuring the Scout Troop, check it out and get excited to be involved!


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:

Volunteer opportunities are also available by contacting: