Youth Services hosts the Commission On Youth Boards comprised of individuals throughout the community who have a vested interest in youth and youth issues. Youth Services also coordinates the public private partnership with the nonprofit board ShelterKids, Inc. which all donations are received under this arm and benefit all Youth Services clients directly. Each board has its own goals and purposes but all help with the overall goal of improving our services and working together as a community. If you are interested in serving on one of these boards, please e-mail
The Commission on Youth (COY) is a Salt Lake County Mayor appointed coalition of community youth advocates. The purpose of the Commission is to study youth needs and issues and make recommendations for policy decisions to the Salt Lake County Mayor. Educators, administrators, parents and students from each of the four school districts in Salt Lake County, as well as community business representatives, social service, law enforcement and legal providers make up the diverse body of COY.If you are interested in becoming a board member please call 385-468-4500.
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The Youth Services Advisory Board is comprised of social services professionals working with youth in Salt Lake County who provide feedback to Youth Services staff regarding services and who share resources. Members are selected based on their level of interaction with Youth Services. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Carol Hendrycks at 385-468-4502. You must be able to pass a background check and supply fingers prints. You can begin the volunteer application by going to the Volunteers tab on the left and complete the forms to submit. Your application will be screened and you will be notified within several weeks to schedule an interview. If you have questions please contact Salt Lake County Youth Services at 385-468-4500.
ShelterKids is an volunteer board dedicated to assisting young victims of abuse, neglect, or foster care disruption. With the help of donations, we provide emergency residential care, temporary housing, counseling and preventative services to help kids transition into a more stable living situation. This is a public-private partnership with Salt Lake County Youth Services. We are a 501 (C) 3, non-profit organization which has been assisting children and families in crisis since 1978. The ShelterKids Board members are from the private sector (but not limited to) and are business professionals who generously open their resources to help fundraise, offer their time and business connections in an effort to provide safety, shelter and support to youth in crisis. If you are interested in becoming a member please go to the Volunteers tab, complete the volunteer application forms to start the process and submit your forms. You will be contacted by a board liaison within several weeks. If you have questions call Salt Lake County Youth Services at 385-468-4500 and ask for the ShelterKids liaison.