McKay-Dee Hospital, VITA tax program, Union Station Museum need volunteers

Sunday , February 11, 2018 - 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 or 801-778-6897.

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.

• McKay-Dee Hospital is in need of volunteers willing to serve at least one four-hour shift per week. Volunteers assist patients and visitors while providing a positive, healing experience in the hospital. Many shifts and positions are available.

• Weber Human Services has funding to train and certify up to 10 occupational therapists in a new dementia program. In return, we are asking each OT to provide five assessments for our study. The study will be conducted over the next year. Developed by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, “New Ways for Better Days: Tailoring Activities for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers” is an evidence-based therapy designed to help persons with dementia and their caregivers engage in meaningful activities. Weber Human Services Senior Companion Program has received a grant to conduct a pilot program testing the feasibility of delivering this program through its volunteer team.

• The VITA program is looking for volunteers to help with taxes for lower-income families. Tax experience is helpful, but not necessary. Training and materials are provided. We ask that volunteers commit at least two hours a day one day a week for the duration of the season, which lasts through March 30. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

• Union Station is looking for people with an interest in gun history and the Browning story to volunteer in the Browning Museum.

• Brigham City Community Hospital is looking for volunteers 18 and older to help with the front desk and other activities. Your commitment is four hours per week for at least six months. Volunteers must pass a background check and have a flu shot and TB test. Training is provided.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is seeking retirees to mentor children ages 6-18 who are facing adversity. As little as six to eight hours per month can help kids avoid risky behaviors, do better in school and have positive relationships with family and peers. All mentors undergo background screenings, and must be able to volunteer six to eight hours per month for one year.

• The Washington Terrace Senior Center is in need of a teacher who can pour and fire ceramics. A volunteer is also needed twice a week for two hours to help serve lunch and wash dishes

• Peery’s Egyptian Theater is looking for volunteer ushers to assist with afternoon and evening events.

• Volunteer food servers are needed in Davis and Weber County Senior Centers. Meals are served daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers can serve every day or once a week.

• Our schools need volunteer tutors. Enroll in the RSVP grandparent program or the Foster Grandparent tutoring program today! We will place you at a school close to your home, provide mileage reimbursement, training, recognition and the ability to share your talents helping children learn to succeed at reading. Volunteer as little as an hour a week or as much as you want. A monthly stipend is available for individuals who volunteer a minimum of 15 hours and who are living on moderate to low income. Afterschool and preschool opportunities also available.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• RSVP in Davis, Weber, Morgan and Box Elder counties needs individuals to make a weekly telephone call to frail homebound clients. You must pass a fingerprint check. If you or someone you know would like to receive a phone call, please contact Weber Human Services.

• Are you great a wood carving? Would you love to teach others? Riverdale City is looking for someone to teach a wood carving class at their senior center. Materials and tools are provided.

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