Empty nesters needed to help lo­cal fam­i­lies work to over­come poverty

Serve Daily - - OBITUARIES - By Addy Klein

Cir­cles Utah Val­ley is cur­rently look­ing for Ally vol­un­teers in the Nebo area to help lo­cal fam­i­lies over­come poverty by meet­ing at least twice a month dur­ing one year to clar­ify goals, pro­vide ac­count­abil­ity and cre­ate a mean­ing­ful friend­ship.

Vol­un­teers see first-hand the im­pact their work has on their as­signed fam­ily, come away with mean­ing­ful re­la­tion­ships and make a dif­fer­ence in their lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Din­ner and child­care are pro­vided at these meet­ings and com­mu­nity vol­un­teers, called Al­lies, are part­nered with lo­cal fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als to break bread and share ex­pe­ri­ences as well as con­nec­tions and sup­port, of­fer­ing a hand up, not a hand out. Al­lies as a rule are never asked to give or do­nate money, only their time.

Any­one who can give con­struc­tive feed­back, help break down goals into man­age­able steps, as­sist with ca­reer ex­plo­ration and plan­ning, help teach or­ga­ni­za­tional and plan­ning skills and be a sup­port­ive friend and of­fer en­cour­age­ment is wel­come to ap­ply. A back­ground check is re­quired.

For in­for­ma­tion about these po­si­tions and more, con­tact Jes­sica Aubrey at 801-691-5242 or JAw­brey@Com­mu­ni­tyAc­tionUC.org. Cir­cles Utah Val­ley en­gages the en­tire com­mu­nity to fo­cus on col­lab­o­ra­tive own­er­ship of the so­lu­tions to poverty.

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