09 July 2013

Service in the City- July

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Dear Sean, 

July marks the middle of summer and the heat is on! Enjoy the warmth of summer at outdoor volunteer projects that help to maintain the natural beauty of Utah. If you are looking for a fun volunteer opportunity for  yourself, your family, or a group, call us today! For more information, contact Savannah Wake, Volunteer Coordinator, at savannah.wake@slcgov.com or 801.535.6202.

One thing that makes Salt Lake City a great place to live, work and play is the abundance of trees, parks, trails, gardens and natural areas. Groups of all ages can lend a hand with keeping these well loved areas in great shape. Two to four hour projects are available for individuals and groups of up to 100 people and take place during the weekday, in the evenings, and on weekends. All supplies, tools, and instruction are provided, no experience is necessary. Contact Savannah Wake, SLC Volunteer Coordinator, at savannah.wake@slcgov.com or 801-535-6202 to explore project options or join us for one of the scheduled events below.
Community Volunteer Opportunities in July
No RSVP needed, all ages welcome  
·         Wasatch Hollow Park - Filling the playground with new mulch 
Thursday, July 11, 6:30 - 8 pm
1675 East and 1700 South   
·         Downtown Enhancement - Weed eradication near the Gateway Mall
Wednesday July 17, 9 am - 12 pm
500 West and 230 South
·         Open Space Improvement
Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings through September

Locations vary each week, check www.slcgov.com/volunteer for details

Volunteers are needed to help celebrate the grand opening of the new Salt Lake City Public Safety Building. This stunning facility located at 300 East and 450 South will be home to SLC Police and Fire Departments as well as 911 dispatch. The building will be open to the public July 20 - 27 and volunteers can help to greet and guide visitors. Shifts are available between 9 am and 8 pm each day, no experience is necessary and all training will be provided. Contact Savannah, SLC Volunteer Coordinator, at savannah.wake@slcgov.com or 801-535-6202 to learn more and sign up.
Volunteer for one of Salt Lake City's most spectacular summer events - the Twilight Concert Series at downtown SLC's Pioneer Park. Help with beverage sales, box office, gate greeting, trash control, and production. Shifts are available Wed, Thurs, and Fri of each concert week and concerts run from July 11 - August 29. Contact Jacoby Jacobsen at jacoby.jacobsen@slcgov.com or 801-596-5000 with questions or to register. Learn more about the Twilight Concert Series at twilightconcertseries.com/volunteer/.
Interested in getting a behind the scenes look at Utah's busiest fire department? Volunteers are needed in the administrative offices to help with secretarial functions and other projects related to the move to the new Public Safety Building. Shifts are available Monday - Friday from 8 am - 12 pm. A background check is required for this position. Contact Savannah, SLC Volunteer Coordinator, at savannah.wake@slcgov.com or 801-535-6202 for more information. 


Salt Lake City is full of diverse non-profit organizations all working hard to impact our community. Check out some other fun volunteer opportunities!

Volunteers age 13 and up are needed to help restore native plants and trees at Alta.  All necessary tools and instruction will be provided. Check-in begins at 7:30 am, the project will run from 8:00-12:00 p.m., with an optional afternoon work session from 12:30-3:00 p.m.  Pre-registration is required for the project. Please call 801-466-6411  or email volunteer@cottonwoodcanyons.org or orplic@xmission.com to RSVP and receive additional details and instructions.

The Jordan River Commission is recruiting volunteers to help clean up the Jordan River and Parkway Trail. Cleanup locations vary from Draper to North Salt Lake and projects occur on the 2nd Saturday and 4th Wednesday during the summer months. Join us on July 13 for a cleanup near the Day-Riverside Library. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. For more information, visit http://jordanrivercommission.com/volunteer/.

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