Family Promise of Ogden, other N. Utah nonprofits need volunteers

Sunday , August 13, 2017 - 5:00 AM

WEBER HUMAN SERVICES, special to the Standard-Examiner

Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits.

For more information on volunteer opportunities or to post an opportunity for your organization, call 801-625-3777.

If you are interested in volunteering and don’t see something that interests you, please call — we have many more opportunities available and will help you find something best uses your skills.

• Are you over 55? Do you want to help a child learn to read? Become a grandparent tutor in elementary a school close to your home. The RSVP program and Foster Grandparent Program are gearing up to enroll new tutors for the 2017-2018 school year in Weber, Morgan, Davis, Box Elder and Cache County schools. You can volunteer as little as an hour a week or as many as 20. Mileage reimbursement available for all volunteers, and a monthly stipend is available for individuals who volunteer a minimum of 15 hours and are living on a moderate to low income.

• Family Promise of Ogden, an organization that helps families who are temporarily homeless, is looking for volunteers to answer phones, assist with donations and do activities with young children while their parents are completing paperwork.

• Riverdale City is looking for an individual who can teach silversmithing at the Riverdale Senior Center. Tools are provided by the city.

• The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help in the food pantry and warehouse on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m.

• The Weber County Animal Shelter needs individuals to assist with kennel cleaning, cat socialization, dog walking and general cleaning.

• The Union Station Museum is looking for volunteers to provide a visitor-friendly learning experience. Volunteers will be placed at the ticket counter or serve as guides to answer questions and monitor displays. Shifts are 3.5 hours.

• Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers. CASA allows people to help neglected and abused children in the community. Volunteers must be at least 21, pass a background check, and be willing to serve five to 10 hours a month. Training is provided.

• Senior Medicare Patrol is looking for volunteers 55 and older who are willing to educate the community on Medicare. Volunteers must be willing to hand out flyers, work at booths, and take part in presentations and Medicare counseling.

• The Ogden Nature Center is looking for volunteers to help in the upcoming weeks with habitat restoration, invasive weed clearing and seeding of native grasses and flowers.

• A Center for Grieving Children is in need of volunteers of all ages. This is a non-profit organization that works with children, teens and their family’s experiencing a loss because of death, divorce or separation. The center trains all new volunteers.

• The Tremonton Food Pantry needs help Monday and Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds.

• Drivers 55 and older are needed in Davis and Weber counties to transport isolated senior citizens to grocery stores and doctor’s appointments. You must pass an FBI fingerprint check through the RSVP program. Mileage reimbursement is available.

• The Senior Companion Program is looking for individuals 55 and older who are living on moderate to low incomes to serve as companions and friends to homebound individuals in the community. Mileage, training and a small stipend are available.

• The Autumn Glow Senior Center in Kaysville is in need of individuals to help serve meals to seniors once a week for three hours.

• Davis RSVP is looking for veterans to partner with them in an effort to recruit other veterans for volunteer service in the community.

• Washington Terrace Senior Center is looking for a volunteers to teach a porcelain doll class on Tuesdays and a ceramics teacher for twice-a-week classes. Individual must have knowledge of pouring and firing.

• Elder Abuse Prevention Volunteer Educators are needed in Davis County. Individuals will assist with distributing information regarding prevention in the community at events such as senior centers, fairs, and support groups. Training will be provided. Must pass FBI check and drug screening.

• Heritage Park Care Center in Roy is looking for a volunteer to work two to four hours a week in its gift shop.

• Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help in its ReStore. Volunteers will help make repairs to donated items and assist with pricing and stocking.

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