United Way volunteer opportunities

Centro Hispano needs volunteer office assistance. Volunteers must be bilingual and will be assisting with answering and making phone calls, as well as other office duties. Volunteers should have their own transportation, commit to four hours a week and pass a background check. For more information, call Ingrid at (801) 655-0258.

Volunteer with pre-school age children and their families through the Migrant Head Start program to help improve their educational and social experiences. Volunteers can read books to children one on one, teach them the alphabet, play with them, and assist teachers. For more information, contact Jose at (801) 754-0700.

Learning for Life is a school for character and career development. Volunteers 21 years old or older are needed to help organize field trips, outdoor activities, classroom presentations, career fairs, trainings, service projects, and many other operations in conjunction with schools and businesses. Contact Amber at (801) 437-6215 for more information.

In cooperation with the Utah State Developmental Center, volunteers can visit residents with physical or mental disabilities to provide friendship and a listening ear for people who need it. Additional activities include making arts and crafts, reading books, playing games, singing, and presenting musical programs and dramas. For more information, contact Sherilyn at (801) 763-4008.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is looking for volunteers and will begin holding volunteer trainings in November. Each year the VITA program is available to help middle and low-income families file their income tax returns for free. Training will be provided for volunteers who wish to prepare taxes. They must pass an online certification and will be trained to help participants take advantage of special tax credits, such as the earned income tax credit. Anyone interested in volunteering or in finding out if they qualify for help should contact Swalberg at (801) 374-2588.

For more information on volunteer opportunities in your area, dial 2-1-1.

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