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Volunteer Events

Volunteer Events

How can you get involved?

Throughout the year, United Way holds several large volunteer events for individuals, groups, and families. Sign up to be a part of one of these exciting opportunities today!



Stuff the Bus: August 27

Summer Volunteering for Youth and Family in Salt Lake City

Family-friendly Volunteer Event: Stuff the Bus!

Many children lack the supplies they need to enter the classroom ready to learn. This year, help United Way of Salt Lake Stuff the Bus with school supplies for more than 11,000 students, most of whom are from low-income families. Join hundreds of volunteers on Saturday, August 27 to stuff more than 6,000 backpacks with supplies at this fun, family-friendly event.

Can't make the event? Consider hosting a school supply drive. Contact volunteercenter@uw.org or 801.746.2566 for more details.



Day of Caring is August 31

Group Volunteering for School Playground Clean-up in Salt Lake City

Day of Caring is back!

Grab your friends and coworkers and put your passion and skills to work on Wednesday, August 31. Or, bring the kids for a family-friendly volunteer celebration with Stuff the Bus on Saturday, August 27. Join more than 4,500 volunteers on projects ranging from stuffing backpacks and reading to kids in classrooms to outdoor maintenance, landscaping and painting.

We're also taking submissions for projects. Schools, churches, nonprofit and government agencies are invited to host a project this year.


Holiday Volunteer Opportunities: November - December

Holiday Volunteers

Give Back This Holiday Season

Check back in November for United Way of Salt Lake's 2016 Holiday Opportunity List! Find dozens of ways to get involved during the holidays throughout Salt Lake, Summit, and Davis counties. With all kinds of volunteer and in-kind donation needs at various agencies, you're sure to find a fit for you and your family.




Dr. Seuss Day: March

reading at Oquirrh Hills Dr. Seuss Day

Thank you for celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday with us!

On Dr. Seuss Day, also known as National Read Across America Day, schools throughout the country celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday to promote literacy. On March 2, 2016, United Way of Salt Lake partnered with 19 schools in Salt Lake and Davis counties. Nearly 300 volunteers read Dr. Seuss books in classrooms and played literacy games with students. Thank you to all the school and volunteers for participating!




Day of Action 2016

Youth and Family Volunteering in Salt Lake City

Thank you for helping us #ChangetheOdds!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 Day of Action in June. Over 300 volunteers beautified Hillcrest High School, delivered 211 information to 1,654 homes, and prepared 1,000 hygeiene kits and 750 middle school binders.




For more volunteer information contact:

Volunteer Events Coordinator
volunteercenter@uw.org
801.736.8929