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.

Volunteer Opportunity: 5/19 – 5/24

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The Dreamathon needs volunteers to contribute their time and talents in the project to dream big. Come help prepare and take part in a program that will inspire each visitor to rediscover their passions and follow their dreams.
 
The Dreamathon is all about inspiring people to discover their strengths and passions so they can follow their dreams. We are taking century-old and now retired Granite High School in Salt Lake City and recreating it to illustrate the power of dreams. Over 150 creative contributors will be given a unique space and creative freedom to help construct a landscape of dreams. This creative and interactive exhibit will highlight the work of artists, designers, photographers, musicians, storytellers and inspirational speakers.
 
Here is a little “sneak peak.” http://youtu.be/Zei_flEkAgc
 
They are looking for specific roles and positions to fill in time leading up to the event as well as the week of the event. Your help is not only greatly appreciated but truly helps in making their impact bigger than we could have dreamed.
 
Volunteers:
 
Service needs:
Pre-event
Students will be helping to build a landscape of dreams:
Painting
Creating
Building
Moving
 
Specialized tasks:
Construction
Graphic design
Electrical
Marketing and promoting
 
During event:
Check in
Medical services
Leading workshops with kids
Tour Guides
Promotions
Crowd Control
Soundboard for music