Volunteer Opportunities

Scarecrow Fun Run Festival

Oct. 07, 2017
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Heritage Park
2456 South 800 West
Nibley, Utah 84321

Nibley City Recreation is seeking volunteers to help us with our Nibley City Scarecrow Fun Run event. Volunteer opportunities for this community fitness event include: course setup, starting & finish line, registration, water station, live scarecrows, course and event cleanup. Event participants can bring the whole family since there is something for everyone at this event, including free runs:100 yard Dash (5 and under), 1/4mile (8 and under), 1/2 mile (12 and under), Extra Mile Walk/Run (2 miles).

The 10K Main Event is an experience like no other where at a point or two along the route participants will run through scarecrows (volunteers) that may jump out to startle and chase them (in fun). The boost of adrenaline improves finish times of course. Creative categories with fun prizes are posted at http://www.facebook.com/nibley. 10Krunners receive a Tech T-shirt, runner cards, signature finish line results, and,fabulous prizes for top finishers.

Volunteers receive water and a light snack

Point of Contact:
Chad Wright
435-752-0431
chad@NibleyCity.com

In Need of Pillowcases for Sack Races

Pillowcases needed by Sep. 14, 2017

The Family Place
1525 North 200 West
Logan, Utah 84341

We have some fun events coming up that we need some help with! On September 18, we are having a big Open House event for our new Smithfield building that we'll have fun family games at. One of the activities we'd like to have is a sack race! So we are looking for a group who would be willing to make some pillowcases that we can use for this fun activity. We would also like to use them for another carnival in October and other future events!

Point of Contact:
Michelle Hyde
4357528880
serve@thefamilyplaceutah.org

Come play and help children grow!

Ongoing opportunity for volunteers 18 yrs and older

The Family Place
1525 North 200 West
Logan, Utah 84341

The Family Place
10 North 600 East
Hyrum, Utah 84319

The Family Place
502 South Main Street
Smithfield, Utah 84335

We are always looking for more volunteers for the Kid's Place! Children come to us during times of family emergencies, shelter, or for scheduled weekly care. The children who come for scheduled weekly care come at the same time each week for 2 hours, so you will have the opportunity to get to know them very well, while helping them with their own goals.

As a Kid's Place volunteer, you will get to do many activities with the children, including yoga, dancing, sensory activities, art journals, etc.

All volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and must clear a Background Clearance Investigation.

This is a great opportunity for college students, or anyone looking to volunteer on a regular basis! Please contact Jessi for more information by phone or email.

Point of Contact:
Jessi Shipley
435-752-8880
volunteer@thefamilyplaceutah.org

Volunteers needed at Common Ground Outdoor Adventures

Help provide life-enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities.

Volunteers are the lifeline of Common Ground Outdoor Adventures. We need caring and encouraging individuals to help us with every activity. Outdoor experience or experience with working with people with disabilities is not required to volunteer with Common Ground. All local activities are free for volunteers; there may be some cost on destination trips. To learn more about helping Common Ground contact the office or email volunteer@cgadventures.org.

Point of Contact:
Elizabeth Graves
(435)713-0288

Horse Feeders Needed

Ongoing for as long as you can help.

Whispering Canyons Foundation
1151 South 1000 West
Logan, Utah 84321

Please help us with our morning horse feeding routine whenever you're available. We'll love you and so will the horses!!!

Point of Contact:
Merrill Gould
435-730-2136
merrilljgould@yahoo.com

Dyers Woad Clipping Project

Sponsoring Organization
Logan City Parks and Recreation Department

Bonneville Shoreline Trail
200 North 400 East
Logan, Utah 84321

In specific locations, along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (Deer Pen Property, Bonneville Shoreline Trail Head, and Dry Canyon), volunteers are needed to cut seed heads of Dyers Woad plants and bag them. Logan Parks and Recreation Department will provide and dispose of bags. Bring clippers and gloves. Contact Ed for times, dates, and location.

Point of Contact:
Ed Stephens
435-716-9260
ed.stephens@loganutah.org

Drivers to Pick up Food for Cache Community Food Pantry

Mondays and/or Tuesdays

Cache Community Food Pantry
359 South Main Street
Logan, Utah 84321

We are looking for one or possibly two volunteers on Mondays and the same for Tuesdays who could drive to area stores in our van and bring back foods that are donated to the Food Pantry. It would involve some lifting and climbing in and out of the van. We are looking for volunteers who could commit to this opportunity for months (or years!) at a time so this would be ideal for retirees. We need individuals who have an excellent driving record and are very personable and good with the public. The hours we would need someone would be from approximately 11 AM to about 1:30 PM on Mondays and from about 10 AM to around 2 PM on Tuesdays.

Point of Contact:
Matthew Whitaker
435-753-7140
cachefoodpantry@gmail.com

Ryan Cases for Smiles

Logan, Utah

SEW A PILLOWCASE
We can't get enough bright, cheery pillowcases. It is easy to do and only takes a few minutes.

HOST AN EVENT
We would love to partner with you to host a successful philanthropy event to support us in helping kids feel better to heal better. There are many ways for individuals, schools and businesses to get involved. Please look up your local chapter coordinator to get your event started.

DONATE TIME OR FABRIC
Help children and families cope with the traumatic stress of illness and injuries by donating time or fabric

Point of Contact:
Emily Sigler
501-366-5708
LoganCaseForSmiles@gmail.com

Assisting Adult Immigrants, including Refugees , as they learn English Skills

Hours Available 9 am-4 pm and 6-9:30 pm M-Th, 9 am-4 pm Fridays
Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring Quarters

Work with adults learning English skills by spending time in the classroom with them at the English Language Center. As little as an hour a week or an hour a month can make a difference.

You must register in person or at the ELC website (www.elc-cv.org) before volunteering.

Participant Notes

Must be 18 or older. Must register at the ELC and schedule times. Do not show up unscheduled to serve, but first register and schedule a time to come.

Point of Contact:
Katie Jensen
435-750-6534
katie@elc-cv.org

Nature Center Host

We will need volunteers March through November, Wednesday-Saturday.

Stokes Nature Center
2696 U.S. Highway 89
Logan, Utah 84321

Stokes Nature Center offers year-round opportunities for families and other visitors to drop in to check out the center, find out about our community and education programs, as well as spend a little time in nature. As a small non-profit organization, we have a limited number of staff members. We need hosts that can commit to several hours a week, in order to achieve our mission of providing nature education to community members of all ages.To explore other volunteer opportunities at Stokes Nature Center, visit www.logannature.org/volunteer/

Point of contact

Emily Blake
435 755 5017
volunteer@logannature.org

Zootah at Willow Park is looking for a few good Friends!

Day time hours

Zootah at Willow Park
419 West 700 South
Logan, Utah 8432 3

We are looking for volunteers to come and spend some time at the zoo. We have a variety of things we could use people for: gift shop/admissions help, story time, general cleaning and working outside.

Point of contact

Barbara T Tew
435 890 0356
education@zootah.org

Little Lamb comfort kits for children transitioning into foster care, shelter and other traumatic situations.

Ongoing Opps, Eagle Scout Projects

435-764-4439
littlelabsofutah@aol.com
http://www.littlelambsofutah.org

Mission: We aim to provide kids of cache valley & surrounding areas who have been placed in Foster Care, shelter and other traumatic situations or who have been hospitilized by providing them with a little comfort in a bag or whatever needs deemed nessesary. The comfort kits will be given to the Department of Family services so they can give them to each child as they transition into Foster Care.

In each bag we are including a book, fleece blanket, a plush animal, socks, toothbrush/paste, & a busy item like crayon's & a coloring book or matchbox cars, etc. In the older kids bags we also include a full hygiene kit. Little Lambs has many service opportunities. We are looking for people to set up item drives at their workplace or neighborhoods, make blankets, tote bags & baby items.. Etc.

English Reading and Writing Tutors

Ongoing Opps

435-750-3262
blit.director@gmail.com
http://bridgerlandliteracy.org/

If you are fluent in reading and writing in English and are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact the Bridgerland Literacy office at (435) 750-3262.Thanks to our volunteer tutors, adults are receiving free one-on-one tutoring to improve their literacy skills. For more information about our adult literacy program and how you can help, please visit our website at bridgerlandliteracy.org.

Bridgerland Literacy is located in the Learning Center at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College 1301 N. 600 W. Logan, UT Office hours: Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm, Friday 10 am – 4 pm

ReStore volunteers

Ongoing Opps

435-752-2786
john@cachevalleyhabitat.org
http://www.cachevalleyhabitatrestore.org/

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts volunteers to work at the ReStore on an ongoing basis. Our volunteers help with cleaning and sorting donations, assist customers, and general retail store activities. We accept youth, student, religious, & scout groups. We also take court ordered volunteers under some exceptions, no shoplifting or violence against children or women. To volunteer please stop by our ReStore and fill out a short application. You are welcome to schedule a time with John call between the hours of Wed. – Fri. 10am to 6pm, and Sat. 10am to 4pm.

Volunteers to do activities with our residents

435-881-4702
tnielsen.gables@gmail.com

Our residents here at the Gables of North Logan love it when outside groups come and preform or visit. we would love anything from singing, dancing, story telling, puppet shows, etc. 30min-1hour would be great but any amount of time is greatly appreciated! Call Teresa to arrange a day and time (435)-881-4702. Thanks, we hope to see you soon!

Hospice Volunteers Wanted!

Ongoing Opps, Opps for Individuals

435-716-5081
Amanda Barrandey,
Amanda.barrandey@imail.org
https://intermountainhealthcare.org/services/hospice-palliative-care/

Patient Care
– Offer companionship and support to hospice patients and their families

Respite Care
– Relieve caregivers who are physically and emotionally exhausted from providing care for a loved one

Bereavement Support
– Support surviving family members helping them through the grieving process

Comfort Care Volunteers
– Provide comfort related therapy (pet therapy, music therapy, aromatherapy, massage therapy, reiki, etc.)

Office Support
– Offer companionship and support to hospice patients and their families

Hospice is a compassionate approach to end-of-life care. The goal of hospice is to help people with serious illness live life fully, maintain their dignity and keep personal control over their lives. Hospice is available to anyone with an illness whose life expectancy is measured in months, rather than years. Hospice is not about dying; it’s about living each day as fully as possible. When more time cannot be given, we can help to make the most of the time left.

Receptionist for Sunshine Hospice

Opps for Individuals, Ongoing Opps

435-716-8541
Laura.Roberts@sunshineterrace.com

Sunshine Hospice is looking for an administrative assistant to answer phones, greet people and direct them to patient rooms in the facility, copying, faxing, and assembling admission packets. Tasks can increase as the volunteer desires, we have plenty to keep you busy! Hours that need to be filled are 12-5pm Mon-Fri, we can work with the volunteers schedule as to there availability and how many hrs. they would like. This is a great opportunity to support our nursing staff as they care for patients and families at the end of life. We have a great administrative team in the office as well as our field staff and recognize the importance of volunteers! You will love to be part of our team!!

Tree Planting

Eagle Scout Projects

Planting 15 to 20 trees is enough to earn a young man an Eagle. The City provides trees and the locations as well as a small amount of technical advice. We plant till the end of June then start again in Sept. and ends with the 1st hard freeze.

Point of Contact:
Rex Davis
435-716-9749
rex.davis@loganutah.org

Become a Cache Humane society Volunteer

Ongoing Opps

2370 West 200 North
Logan, UT 84321
435-792-3920
volunteer@cachehumane.org
http://www.cachehumane.org/help/volunteer/

Do you have the kindness and compassion to treat the animals in our care with the love and respect they most deserve? Join our team and become a great CHS volunteer!

As a CHS volunteer, you will be giving back to the community, while gaining a unique understanding about rescued animals. You will meet new friends and make new connections in the local area. Plus, we often employ from our committed volunteer pool.

We currently have opportunities in our Dog Spot, Cat Castle and Animal Clinic. You will gain hands-on experience, helping rescued animals become adopted to a new forever home!

You should be at least 16 years old, Very caring and yet calm and assertive around animals of all shapes, sizes and temperaments. Confident and courteous with people from all backgrounds. And the ability to work independantly.

Please go to our web page http://www.cachehumane.org/help/volunteer/ for more information and to complete an application form. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator for an interview and orientation.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Cache Humane Society, You can make a difference to animals in need!

Cache Community Food Pantry needs your help!

Ongoing Opps

359 S Main St,
Logan, Utah 84321
435-753-7140
Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

A lot of parents work on the weekend and their kids are left home. We help relieve some stress by providing backpacks full of food to kids in low-income households. Here are some of the items needed to fill these backpacks:

  • Individual meal cups (e.g. Chef Boyardee)
  • Peanut butter snack cups
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Individual cereal bowls
  • Granola bars
  • Fresh fruit
  • Nuts
  • Fruit cups
  • Fruit Snacks

Of course anything that takes little to no preparation will be accepted.

Community Outreach

The Logan Family Center
50 South 400 East
Logan, Utah 84321

The Logan Family Center is quickly growing and soon we will need help getting the word out to the community about us and our various services and events. We are looking for anywhere between 1 and 3 volunteers to be the bridge between us and the community. This would involve attending a monthly meeting and tasks like social media management, developing relationships with other organizations in the community, spreading posters or flyers when needed, getting our events on community calendars, scheduling press releases, etc.

Point of Contact:
Joanna Escalante
435-755-5171
loganfamilycenter@gmail.com

CASA Volunteers Needed

First Judicial District
135 North 100 West
Logan, UT 84321
435-713-6227
Natasha Weston - CASA Coordinator
natashaw@utcourts.gov

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for volunteers, 21 and older, to work with abused and neglected children. We need volunteers to advocate for children from birth to 18 years of age who are involved in juvenile court, through no fault of their own. We request a one-year time commitment and a minimum of 10-15 hours per month, or about 2 hours per week.

CASA's conduct an independent investigation, monitor situations at issue, and make observations and recommendations to the juvenile court through the Guardian ad Litem attorney. Volunteers meet with teachers, therapists, caseworkers, and other parties involved with the case. They attend court hearings, reviews, and staffings, and through the Guardian ad Litem attorney, advocate for what is in the best interest of the child.


"Help underprivileged teenage girls reach their full potential through horsemanship!

Whispering Canyons Foundation
1151 South 1000 West
Logan, Utah 84321
http://whispering-canyons.org/

Whispering Canyons Foundation is a local nonprofit established to help make a difference in the lives of young women. They learn horsemanship skills and in turn this provides the participants an opportunity to develop personal and life skills that will benefit them as they grow.

The goal of Whispering Canyons Foundation is to teach teens not only how to ride horses but also to help them build strong moral principles and to reach their full potential. These learning opportunities are of special value to underprivileged girls who may have fewer opportunities to learn these attributes elsewhere.

Please call to arrange volunteer days and times that work for you,

Point of Contact
Merrill Gould
435-730-2136
merrilljgould@yahoo.com

Tie and Sew Quilts for the Humanitarian Center

Ongoing Opps

Humanitarian Center
600 South 200 East
Hyrum, Utah 84319
Available times are:
Mondays 10am - 3pm
Wednesdays 10am - 3:30pm
Wednesdays 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Fridays 10am - 3:30pm

The Humanitarian Center has lots of open time for people to come and volunteer to tie quilts or sew quilts. The quilts and blankets that we make go to our local community and some international locations.

Please contact Byron or Colleen at 435-245-6783 or crawlins6@yahoo.com to schedule times to come and volunteer or make donations

Specific Details:
Group Project
Suitable for all ages
Volunteer participate from home
Item donations (non-monetary)
Wheelchair accessible
Indoors

Humanitarian Center Volunteer

Humanitarian Center
600 South 200 East
Hyrum, Utah 84319

We are looking for individuals who would be available to volunteer once a week for a few hours. Projects you would be working on include quilt tying and sewing, hygiene kit assembly, blanket tying, and packing materials. All of our projects go to our local community, disaster relief areas, and some international locations in need.

Available times are:
Tuesdays 10am - 3:30pm
Wednesdays 10am - 3:30pm
Wednesdays 3:30pm - 9pm
Fridays 10am - 3:30pm

Please contact Byron & Colleen at 435-245-6783 or crawlins6@yahoo.com to volunteer.

We also have other volunteer and donation needs at the Humanitarian Center. Please see our other posted projects to see how you can help. Thank you for your help

Cemetery Leaf Clean Up

Ongoing project until it snows!

Logan City Cemetery
1000 North 1200 East
Logan, Utah 84321

The Logan City Cemetery, 1000 North 1200 East, is seeking volunteers or volunteer groups to help with fall clean up. Clean up includes raking leaves and picking pine cones and pine needles. You or your group may come any time, just email Justin to let him know the date and time you will be coming. Garbage bags will be provided.

Point of Contact:
Justin Allen
435-716-9270
justin.allen@loganutah.org

Adopt-A-Grandparent

Sunshine Terrace
248 West 300 North
Logan, Utah 84321

Looking for a service opportunity? Adopt a grandparent is a fun program established to allow community members a volunteer opportunity to mingle on a regular basis with the residents of the Sunshine Terrace community. Some of the benefits include but are not limited to: a great feeling of satisfaction knowing you are helping form a needed bond with someone from your community, excellent resume builder, added friendships and so much more!

Requirements:
·Must be able to visit your adopted grandparent between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.
·Must visit a minimum of two hours monthly.
·Must be able to pass a background check.
·Fill out an interest survey and volunteer application.
Things to know:
·The Recreation Therapy staff does daily activities generally at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm mixed with Music Therapy at different times of the day (check calendar for scheduled times and events). You are welcome to attend any of these events with your grandparent!
·Meal times are as follows for the general wings (2, 3, 4, 6, and 7): Breakfast 7:00 am, Lunch 11:00 am, and Dinner 5:00 pm. You are welcome to purchase meal tickets at the receptionist desk if you would like to join them for a meal. However, please try to avoid meal times if you have a specific planned activity you would like to do with your grandparent. Meals generally last about an hour. Memory Lane (Wing 1) starts one half hour later at 7:30 am, 11:30 am, and 5:30 pm.
·Please be sure to consult with a nurse, an aid or the Recreation Therapy staff about dietary restrictions before bringing any food items to your adopted grandparent.
·Monthly calendars can be obtained at the receptionist desk or in the Recreation Therapy office.
·The Recreation Therapy staff will assign you an adopted grandparent when you fill out and bring in your registration form. Please allow time for a short introduction and training.
·If you would like your volunteer hours printed at any time, please contact the Recreation Therapy office.
Ideas of things to do with your grandparent: ·Read to or with them
·Sing, play musical instruments, listen to music together
·Memories interview: Come up with some questions that will get them thinking
·Games: i.e. uno, rook, checkers, chess,puzzles, etc.
·Watch a movie together
·Go for a walk
·Paint/Draw/Crafts
·Play a game on the Never-Too-Late computer
·Have a picnic together (please consult staff about dietary restrictions before bringing any food items)
·Plant flowers together
·Use your imagination and dream up something fun!
Note to remember:
Just have fun! Act as if this person is your own grandparent and we promise you will have a wonderful experience with them. Some of them may not be able to communicate verbally very well, but having you come and visit them will lift their spirits more than you can imagine. You will become great friends if you will put but a little effort in each month. They'll look forward to your visits and you'll look forward to seeing them too. We appreciate your interest in serving our residents and know you'll have a great impact on their lives.
Contact us for more information!
Sunshine Terrace Foundation: 435-752-0411
Recreation Therapy Office: 435-754-0239
Music Therapy Office: 435-754-0272
·Cory Funk: Recreation Therapy Director
·Chelsey Hansen: Volunteer Coordinator/Rec. Therapy Aide
·Skyler Saunders: Recreation Therapy Aide
·Nicole Godfrey: Recreation Therapy Aide
·Jennifer Birchell: Music Therapist

Craft Time with Adults with Disabilities

Cache Employment and Training Center
275 West 400 South
Logan, Utah 84321

Come enjoy time helping adults with disabilities while making crafts of all kinds. Will assist with painting, assembling,cutting and gluing, depending on what the craft is. Monday through Thursday 1 to 3 pm

Point of Contact:
Tawnya Ramsey
435-752-7952
tawnya@cetcsupports.org

Model Work Behaviors

Deseret Industries
175 West 1400 North
Logan, Utah 84341

Individuals (minimum age 16) willing to work in either:
1) the production/warehouse; receiving, sorting and preparing donations for the sales floor, or
2) the sales floor; merchandising, providing customer service, recovering the sales floor.
Shifts are flexible beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Working with a wonderful variety of people (Deseret Industries' associates, Young Church Service Missionaries, donors and customers).

Specific Details:
Group Project
Wheelchair accessible
Indoors

Point of Contact:
Jim Hill
435-752-4511
hillrj@ldschurch.org

Help Low Income Households With Their Taxes

Volunteers needed from October 1st - April 30th

Sponsoring Organization
Bear River Association of Governments
Local Association of Governments serving Cache,
Rich and Box Elder counties in Utah.

BRAG is currently looking for volunteers willing to help low income households with their income taxes. Each year BRAG assists more than a 1,000 households complete their income tax returns. This service is provided free of charge; in large part due to the efforts of volunteers like you who act as translators, greeters, financial advocates, and tax preparers. Our work saves households and average of $200 in preparation fees, and helped bring in over $1.5 million in tax return dollars.

BRAG provides training to volunteers to prepare them for the upcoming tax season. This included certifications to assist in the different roles. We have preparation sites in Logan, Brigham City, and Tremonton. Hours available include from 9 AM to 12 PM, Tuesday through Thursday, and 6 PM to 9 PM Monday through Friday (depending on the location). For experienced volunteers, there are opportunities to serve as volunteers from home.

Volunteering for VITA can provide continuing education credit for tax preparers and job experience for those looking to get into that field. We have plenty of volunteers who choose to serve because they love working with people and helping others.

Point of Contact:
Lucas Martin
435-713-1433
lucasm@brag.utah.gov

Help with General Labor

Help with General Labor
Ongoing volunteer opportunities.
Whispering Canyons Foundation
1151 South 1000 West
Logan, Utah 84321

We need people who can assist with maintaining horse stalls, repairing fencing, painting, building arenas, roofing, electrical, and mechanical applications. Call for specific volunteer opportunities!

Point of Contact:
Merrill Gould
435-730-2136
merrilljgould@yahoo.com

We need Crafters & Seamstresses!

Volunteer from home!
Whispering Canyons Foundation
1151 South 1000 West
Logan, Utah 84321

We need help making our sponsor plaques for those who donate to our Foundation. We need help making motivational signs out of wood to display around our facility.We also need seamstresses to make banners that the horses would wear and vests that the girls would wear in parades!

Point of Contact:
Merrill Gould
435-730-2136
merrilljgould@yahoo.com

Seniors 55 and older needed for a variety of needs in our community!

Flexible hours for ongoing volunteering at local schools
and nonprofit community organizations.

RSVP
6505 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84321

Sponsoring Organizationc RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Project)
Website:
http://www.publicschoolpartnership.com
Description:

RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few hours to 40 hours each week, serving through schools and nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of seniors with opportunities to serve solving community problems.RSVP offers excess accident medical coverage, excess volunteer liability insurance, and excess automobile liability insurance while volunteers are volunteering.RSVP volunteers make a difference in our community while enjoying the benefits of volunteering, including making new friends; developing a sense of accomplishment from making a difference; developing a new zest for life, combating depression; and much more.

Point of Contact:
Rodney Pack
435-797-5720
rodney.pack@usu.edu

*Volunteer Opportunities are submitted by the community. The United Way is not responsible for their content.