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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering helps us give back to our community. Salt Lake County has a variety of volunteer opportunities and is dedicated to meeting your volunteer needs. 

To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact the respective divisions below:

Salt Lake County Aging & Adults Services

(385) 468-3200

Deliver mid-day meals to homebound older adults in Salt Lake County. 

Volunteers must be 18 or older, pass background check, and attend orientation and training before volunteering. 

Transport older adults to their critical medical appointments in Salt Lake County. 

Volunteers must be 18 or older, pass a background check, and attend orientation and training before volunteering. 

 

Salt Lake County Animal Services

The Salt Lake County Animal Services Volunteer Program exists to support and enhance the goals of our animal shelter:

  • Serve our customers
  • Increase the number of shelter adoptions
  • Keep our shelter animals healthy, clean, safe, and happy
  • Encourage responsible pet ownership which includes licensing, spaying, neutering, and understanding the relevant local ordinances

**Volunteers must be over 18 years of age to volunteer at the shelter.

Email our office for volunteer opportunities for children under the age of 18. 

Animalvolunteer@slco.org

 

(385) 468-7387

We are always in need of volunteers to help us at the shelter and at events in the community. On-going volunteer activities include:

  • Exercising and socializing animals
  • Grooming and training
  • Cleaning
  • Making Enrichments (i.e. SNACK TIME)
  • Group Projects
  • Groom Transport

This program allows our fosters and volunteers to take a shelter on a field trip! Field trips can include:

  • Walks
  • Hikes
  • Car rides (what dog doesn't like to sniff out the window?)
  • Self-serve grooming, give a dog a bath
  • Get a Puppuccino
  • or even a short shopping trip

All field trips must be scheduled in advance. To learn more about this program or to get scheduled for a field trip email our office. 

Join us virtually at Salt Lake County Animal Services for a 10-minute reading session with an animal at the shelter. This is for beginning level readers and up.

This program will help children improve their reading skills and will help the shelter pets with socialization. 

  • Help injured animals recover from surgery
  • Help kittens grow big and strong
  • Help scared pets come out of their shell in order to be adopted
  • And more!

Salt Lake County Arts and Culture

(385) 468-1010

Join the elite team who usher at Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater, Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, and Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

You will be part of a group who are devoted to providing a treasured experience to every patron who walks through our doors and you will often get see live performances without buying a ticket.

When you usher, you’ll enjoy performances by several of our resident partners including Ballet West, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Repertory Dance Theatre, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, Plan-B Theatre Company and the GAM Foundation as well as national acts presented by Live at the Eccles and Broadway Across America.

Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation.  For example, you can join one of our boards or you can volunteer coach.

Volunteer Coaches are our programs' greatest assets. We encourage parents to get involved and assist their child and others in having a positive and fun experience in the sport of their choice. 

  • We request that groups of 3 or more participants registering together provide a coach for their team.
  • Please make sure that you fill in your name, phone number and e-mail in the coaches box of your child's registration form. 
  • A 50%-off voucher for future qualifying sports programs is available for head coaches once they have passed the Coaches Certification Program and has completed the season as a head coach.

Parents interested in coaching youth sports programs must submit the Coaches Volunteer Packet once a year, which includes the permission to run a background check. 

Salt Lake County Libray

**The library also accommodates court-ordered volunteer opportunities

(801) 943-4636

The County Library appreciates our community volunteers and branches often have opportunities for them. Due to COVID-19, to maintain the health and safety of our customers and staff within our branches, opportunities are limited. Some of our branches are accepting new volunteers, and many others are working towards that by the end of the year.

Salt Lake County Youth Services

385-468-4506 or email Noelle Reymond NReymond@slco.org

Noelle Reymond

(385) 468-4506

Youth Services is currently accepting one-time individual and group volunteers. One-time volunteers provide either a direct-service activity or project to do with the youth, or an indirect project. Direct-service activities involve direct interaction with our clients and vary greatly. Past activities have included celebrations for our youth; ice cream sundae-making parties; or holiday related activities. These activities must be approved by our staff prior to volunteering.

Indirect projects may include helping organize donations/craft areas; cleaning out the garden for the fall; fixing bikes. We can provide you with a list of our current needs if you are interested in an indirect one-time volunteer project.

USU Extension

(385) 468-4820

4-H volunteers are the key to a successful 4-H program. They have the unique ability to provide life changing opportunities for youth. 4-H offers an endless number of opportunities for volunteers. Discover how you can become involved and make a difference for the youth in your community, and work with your local 4-H staff to find a volunteer position that is right for you.