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Check out these volunteer opportunities in our community. There is something for a variety of interests and schedules. How can you help?

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Organic Gardening
Krishna Temple

Service will include tilling, planting, maintaining, watering, and harvesting the organic gardens on the property. Starting in April will be seed planting in the greenhouse. Location: Kirshna Temple at 311 W. 8500 S., Spanish Fork. Contact Vai Warden at 801-91909933 or vai@utahkrishna.org.

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Springville Summer Reading
Program Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers ages 12-18 to help with our kids’ summer reading programs this June and July.
Teens will be helping for 3-6 hours per week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Duties include helping with kids programs: setup and cleanup, crafts, games, storytimes, and more. Fill out an application at: https://www.springville.org/library/volunteer/. Contact Lauren Tolman 801-489-2723 or ltolman@springville.org.

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No Veteran Dies Alone
Serving patients at the end of life requires a special calling. As a volunteer, what you do or say is not as important as your ability to listen and be completely present with someone. We have projects and patients available in many communities from Brigham City to Payson and flexible hours that fit into full-time jobs and college schedules. Bristol Hospice provides a thorough orientation and training program for all volunteers, mostly online, which can be completed at the volunteer’s convenience. At the completion of the onboarding process, which will also include a background check, Most projects involve direct patient interaction although there are indirect patient projects as well. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. For more information contact Heidi Jaeger at 435-659-5624 and heidi.jaeger@bristolhospice.com

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Jail Volunteers
Volunteers will help inmates in the Utah County Jail and their Jail Industries (work furlough) facility apply to and prepare for the MentorWorks healthy transition recovery program. Volunteers will collect applications, conduct interviews, discuss & review inmate goals, deliver admittance letters, and potentially assist with transporting admitted clients to MentorWorks facilities (e.g., Spanish Fork to Orem). Contact Parker Syphus at 208-440-8601 or parker.syphus@gmail.com.

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Clothing Kit for Refugees
Each clothing kit contains:
1 package of underwear

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1 package of socks
1 pair shoelaces
Place items in a Ziplock or plastic grocery bag. Items can be for a man, woman, or child. For adults please only donate size S or M.
You can deliver donations to one of our 37 drop off locations throughout Utah. Please email traci@liftinghandsinternational.org for the address of the one nearest you! Contact Traci Parson at 801-310-2890 or traci@liftinghandsinternational.org.

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Receiving Volunteer: Tabitha’s Way
We are looking for volunteers that can commit to a 2-3 hour shift once a week for Receiving. Times that volunteers are needed for this position are from 8:30-11 am Tuesday through Friday. In this position, you will be responsible with helping our team receive groceries each morning and making the food available to our clients. You will also help with organizing food and following a system so that our food is cycled properly! Without you, no food would get into this pantry!
Tabitha’s Way is a not for profit local food pantry. They believe that no person should be food insecure. We provide food to over 5,000 individuals every month, half of which are children. The operations of Tabitha’s Way are 100% privately funded by generous donations of individuals and businesses. Contact Mariela Pastrana at 801-709-8573 or mariela@tabithasway.org.

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Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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