About Volunteer Center of Iron County
Serving Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER CENTER OF IRON COUNTY
The Volunteer Center of Iron County offers volunteer opportunities throughout the year to persons of all ages through Community Events and National Service Days. In the Festival City and throughout the three county area, there seems to always be some amazing event going on. We have the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Utah Summer Games, Groovefest, Neil Simon Festival, Iron County Fair, American Family Festival, and the Renaissance Faire, to name a few. Each event needs volunteers, so GET INVOLVED! Volunteers are also utilized in over 30 non-profit and government agencies. These agencies rely on their long-term volunteers as well as volunteers who can help out for one-time events and fundraisers.
If you would like to request the Volunteer Center of Iron County's help recruiting volunteers to your next event, please fill out a Request for Volunteer Services form at least two weeks prior to your event and send it to us.
In addition to supporting Community Festivals and Events, the Volunteer Center also sponsors:
YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS
New to the Volunteer Center is the Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC), a program for youth ages 11-18 designed to teach life-long volunteerism and commitment to community. Youth participate in a monthly meeting with a guest speaker or discussion about a need in the community as well as a monthly service project to address the need discussed. Current summer projects include working with Utah Summer Games, the Cedar City Arts Festival, Painting at Park Discovery, Building a Sandbox, and holding School Supply Car Washes. Youth interested in joining the YVC should contact the Volunteer Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 867-8384. Participants need not commit to everything to join. Pick and choose the things you love. The Youth Volunteer Corps is a great way to have fun, meet new people and make a difference!
CARING HEARTS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (CHV)
Caring Hearts Volunteers are adults age 18-54 that can serve in a wide variety of ways. Volunteers decide how much, when and where they want to serve, whether it is a long term placement with a non-profit or government organization or at one-time events and festivals.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)
RSVP invites adults 55+ to use their skills and experience to tackle some of the biggest problems in our community. Volunteers decide how much, when and where they want to serve. RSVP volunteers serve in a variety of places like schools, libraries, senior centers, food banks, hospitals and clinics, visitors centers, police stations and more. For more information, please see our RSVP Fact Sheet. If you are interested in serving through RSVP, fill out our application and we will set you up with a volunteer opportunity that best suits your individual needs, interests and commitment. Already signed up? Click here for a time and mileage form.
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM
Senior Companion Program helps frail seniors and other adults maintain independence primarily in the clients' own homes. Senior Companions serve between 15 and 40 hours a week and typically serve between three and six clients. Among other activities, they assist with daily living tasks, such as grocery shopping and bill paying; provide friendship and companionship; and provide respite care to family caregivers. If you're 55 and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Senior Companion. It is that simple. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. For more information, please see our Senior Companion Fact Sheet and contact our office.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM
The Foster Grandparent Program provides loving and experienced tutors and mentors to children and youth with special needs. Working one-on-one and serving between 15 and 40 hours a week, Foster Grandparents provide support in schools, hospitals, and child care centers. Among other activities, they review schoolwork, reinforce values, nurture sick children, and provide counseling. If you are 55 and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. For more information, please see our Foster Grandparent Fact Sheet and contact our office.
YouPhone: (435) 867-8384
Toll Free: (800) 250-SERVE
Fax: (435) 867-0862
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