World Refugee Day 2019

The Utah Refugee Connection is participating in a World Refugee Day in conjunction with many other non-profits and refugee-positive organizations in Utah. Donate to support refugee entertainers and activities.






Salt Lake City
Utah 84150

Get Involved

Service Project

Perfect for workplaces, schools, neighborhoods, or anyone who wants to make an impact. Pick out a kit from our 'Give' page and organize efforts to get the items donated, assembled, and delivered.

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Eagle Scout Project

We love working with Eagle Scout candidates. To start a project, please review and print the PDF below and then call 385-831-0648 with any questions.
Per the request of Boy Scouts of America, Scouts must call and organize their own project. Please have a parent or scout leader present when you call.

Call 385-831-0648 Download Printable List Application

Preschool Helpers

• Granite School District •
GSD’s preschools are looking for volunteers. These "classroom helpers" assist teachers and help engage the littlest learners to prepare them for kindergarten. Enjoy opportunities to read, practice skills, and play. Volunteer shifts are Monday–Friday from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Weekly commitment required. Contact Nate Barnes for more information.

Call 385-646-4672

Know Your Neighbor

• SLC Mayor's Office •
Mentor with the Know Your Neighbor program run by the SLC Mayor’s office. There are three different opportunities within this program: family mentoring, skills share, and program volunteers.

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Youth Mentoring

• Catholic Community Services •
Assist 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. Mentors must be 21 years old and commit to eight hours per month for 12 months. Contact Brittany Moulton for more information.

Call 801-428-1303

Tutor Incoming Refugees

• Granite School District •
GSD's Tumaini Welcome and Transition Center helps newcomer students successfully transition into their new schools. Participants receive an intensive two-week instructional program focusing on academic and social skills in English. The curriculum includes: oral language, school culture, literacy, numeracy, computers, and collaborative learning.


Tutor Refugee Students

• AmeriCorps at Granite School District •
Many refugee children need help catching up in school. This is one hour per week commitment through Granite School District. Please contact Essen Skabelund.

Call 385-646-1090

Unaccompanied Minor Foster Care

• Catholic Community Services •
Join CCS as they introduce and discuss the opportunity to foster refugee children. This is an informational session for people interested in foster care.

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New Ways to Get Involved

Check back periodically. These opportunities will change according to needs in the local refugee community. If you are a refugee provider and are interested in adding an opportunity, email us at the address below.



Call our coordinator 801-871-5903