New Long-term Volunteer Opportunities – Planned Parenthood

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Utah politics matter. We depend on grassroots mobilization of activists from around the state to ensure policymakers are on the right track. PPAC is a fast, easy, and free way to make your voice heard on critical federal and state issues – from receiving email legislative updates to action alerts that you can send directly to your policymakers with a quick email or social media action.

At Planned Parenthood, we promote and advocate for pro-choice and pro-reproductive health legislation at a local, state, and national level. As a citizen lobbyist in PPAC, you can directly affect the passage and promotion of reproductive rights legislation. These activities can include meeting with your representatives and senators, calling them, or writing to them about reproductive health care issues that are important to you and us. We also ask PPAC volunteers to walk with and canvass for pro-women’s health candidates in Utah. All PPAC volunteers receive thorough training before participating in advocacy activities. Visit ppacutah.org or contact alana.schroeder@ppau.org for more info.

Application Packet

New Volunteer Opportunity – South Salt Lake Workforce Pipeline Coordinator

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The South Salt Lake Neighborhood Workforce Pipeline (NWP) Coordinator will build capacity to connect South Salt Lake residents to careers, and this VISTA member will work closely with the Jobs and Economy Council with the assignment of building a Neighborhood Workforce Pipeline in South Salt Lake. This VISTA member will create a system to recruit, train, and support job seekers for real jobs that offer decent wages, opportunities for advancement, and opportunities for success. The NWP Coordinator will assemble employment, education, and/or training services that form clear pathways for participants to build skills needed to enter and advance in the labor market.

For more details or to apply, click here

New Volunteer Opportunity In South Salt Lake!

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South Salt Lake is looking for an Americorps VISTA volunteer to work on the South Salt Lake Inter generational Poverty Prevention Project.

The South Salt Lake Intergenerational Poverty Prevention (IGPP) Coordinator will work to build a system through which the state and city can more easily identify the barriers and key issues surrounding inter generational poverty. This VISTA member will work with the city and state to build clearer, more defined and active partnerships in the community to address such barriers that are identified through the state and local groups this VISTA member will be attending and chairing. The IGPP Coordinator will base their work on the larger poverty prevention work (education, income and health focus) from the Utah Department of Workforce Services IGP Director, Lynette Rasmussen, who was charged by Utah Governor Herbert to direct activities and resources that support the content area in which is currently focused and linked to local communities (this is the mission of the VISTA-connecting a statewide initiative with this very specifically designed community). The IGPP Coordinator will create partnerships and new strategies for communication and outreach to increase participation and coordination in the IGPP issues in South Salt Lake. In addition to creating capacity to address barriers and develop ways to get the resources “on the ground” for South Salt Lake residents. This individual will take on the capacity-building work of the South Salt Lake Jobs and Economic Development Council (JEDI) along with the Jobs and Economy VISTA.

For more details or to apply, click here 

Summer Internship Opportunity – South Salt Lake Community Connection to Agriculture Project

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The purpose of the South Salt Lake Community Connection to Agriculture Project is to make a collective impact on the wellness of our residents through increasing child and adult nutrition knowledge and consumption of fruits and vegetables and assisting residents and local producers in improving efficiency of the distribution chain.
Intern Stipend $10/hr; 20 hrs/week; Starting June 4 through November 30.

See the attached flyer for more information!

Volunteer Opportunity – National Trails Day 6/7

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National Trails Day is an annual celebration of America’s spectacular trail system. Here in the Salt Lake Valley we have an extensive system of trails known as the Jordan River Parkway. Along this trail is the Redwood Nature Area, which is looking so beautiful right now, but there is definitely a lot of work to be done along this section of the Jordan River Trail. We are hoping to host up to 100 volunteers to remove large amounts of thistle, teasel and possibly white top. We will also be removing some graffiti, picking up trash, and relocating beaver fences to healthy trees in need of protecting. 

RSVP on Facebook or on TreeUtah’s website

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity – Tastemakers 5/29 – 5/30

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Come volunteer at Tastemakers – Utah’s premier outdoor food and wine tasting event. Volunteers would be doing things such as taking tickets at the door to standing by the VIP tent making sure only VIP’s are let in.

Hours for both days are 4-10pm with at least a half hour break to walk around and get some food. If they work one day, they get 2 tickets to come back the other day to enjoy the event.