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Tabitha’s Way

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Come to help sort, check food, stock shelves or run the Tabitha’sbrWay South Food Pantry, Spanish Fork. Please arrive 10 minutes before yourbrscheduled time to sign in, put on your name tag & apron.  For safetybr& liability issues, Tabitha’s

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Way will not be accepting any volunteers under the age of 8 yearsbrold. Ages 8-14 must be accompanied by an adult in order to volunteer. Warehousebrvolunteers must be age 15+. Go to the link below & find the slots you wouldbrlike to fill for the month of August. Start time: 8:30 am Address: 45 Eastbr100 North, Spanish Fork  Contact: Mariela Pastranabrat 801-709-8573

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https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a084eaca723a2fd0-august

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ComputerbrHelp

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Volunteers

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We use computers to shop, bank, pay bills, keep in touch, findbrjobs, and watch our favorite shows. In this day and age computers and access tobrthe internet are essential to functioning in society. Help community membersbrgain confidence and skills to access and use computers by volunteering in ourbropen access computer lab!

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The computer lab runs every Monday from 1-3 p.m. at thebrSpringville Library. Contact Claire Warnick at 801-691-5371bror clairew@unitedwayuc.org.

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Utah County Crisisline

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Volunteers give of their time and of themselves as they receivebrcalls from and help people through moments of loneliness and crisis. Volunteersbrwill be required to complete a training of about four hours before starting andbrmake a commitment of at least 6 months of service. Contact Teri at 702-528-1026bror di-rector@crisislineuc.org 

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Online Tutor

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Provide online tutoring to children in 3rd world countries. As abrvolunteer for Invictus Institute, you can expect:
br- To build a meaningful relationship with those you tutor

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– Teach students all over the world
br- One hour a week commitment
br- Tutor from anywhere that has webcam access

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– Opportunity to teach Math, English, Grammar, etc.brvisit www.invictusinstitute.org or contact KaseybrBeck at volunteer@invictusinstitute.org.

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RSVP Reading Tutors

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Adults 55 and older, we invite you to use your life experience tobrhelp a struggling young reader. RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)brconnects you with a school local to you that has students in need of extrabrattention 1-2 hours a week.

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RSVP is one of the largest senior volunteer organizations in thebrcountry. RSVP places volunteers 55+ where they are needed most in thebrcommunity. 
brEnjoy benefits of joining this FREE program: flexible hours & days,brsupple-mental insurance coverage, mileage reimbursement, free Sharetix eventbrtickets, and recognition events.
brContact Katie Chase at 801-229-3820 or rsvp@mountainland.org.

Help Special Needs Children

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Kids on the Move need individuals to come have fun and play withbrchildren with special needs, all while making a HUGE difference for theirbrfamilies. Par-ents get a break from the 24/7 care.
brVolunteers to sign up online www. kotm.org/volunteers
 or groups canbrcall (801)221-9930. When signing up to volunteer please note that we have thebreasiest time filling our volunteer slots in Orem.

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However, we have a bit harder time finding the volunteers we needbrin Spanish Fork. Please consider driving a few more minutes to help families inbrthese areas receive the respite they need.
brVolunteers ages 16+. Contact Sydnee Ochoa at 801-221-9930 or volunteer@ kotm.org.

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Home Fire Team

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Save lives and prevent injury by being a member of the AmericanbrRed Cross’s Home Fire Campaign team. Specific roles could vary, but these teamsbrhelp in-stall free smoke alarms and educate residents on home fire safety,brconduct neighborhood canvassing, facilitate planning events, and more. ContactbrKarla Gunnell at 801-372-8132 or karla.gunnell@red-cross.org.

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 Jail Volunteers

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Volunteers will help inmates in the Utah County Jail and theirbrJail Indus-tries (work furlough) facility apply to and prepare for thebrMentorWorks healthy transition recovery program. Volunteers will collectbrapplications, conduct inter-views, discuss & review inmate goals, deliverbradmittance letters, and potentially assist with transporting admitted clientsbrto MentorWorks facilities (e.g., Spanish Fork to Orem). Contact Parker Syphusbrat 208-440-8601 or parker.syphus@gmail. com.

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