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World Folk­fest Host Fam­i­lies

The World Folk­fest is the largest in­ter­na­tional dance fes­ti­val in the United States. Dancers come from all over the world to per­form. We are look­ing for host fam­i­lies to pro­vide room, food, some travel and some en­ter­tain­ment for one week. The dancers ar­rive on July 29. Per­for­mances each night and some ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the week. They leave on Au­gust 5. Con­tact Elissa John­son at 801-7876530 or email folk­festhost­fam­i­lies@gmail.com.

Boys and Girls Clubs

We are al­ways in need of vol­un­teers who want to make a dif­fer­ence by en­gag­ing with our com­mu­nity's young peo­ple. Vol­un­teers will help youth with their home­work, over­see var­i­ous Club ac­tiv­i­ties, and be some­one the youth can look up to. We ask for a com­mit­ment of at least one hour a week for a min­i­mum of 3 months. Email vol­un­teer@bg­cu­tah.org.

The Cen­ter for Women and Chil­dren in Cri­sis

We need vol­un­teers on our Rape Cri­sis Team and at our Women’s Shel­ter. By state man­date, all vol­un­teers must be 18 years of age or older. We ask for a six- month com­mit­ment so that you can gain the most from your ex­pe­ri­ence with us. Back­ground checks are also re­quired for all vol­un­teers work­ing with our or­ga­ni­za­tion. Train­ing will be lo­cated at our Outreach Of­fice: 1433 East 840 North, Orem. We love our vol­un­teers and ap­pre­ci­ate the work that they do in their roles. Con­tact Chris­tine Pagano Rape Cri­sis Team Co­or­di­na­tor at 801.227.5038 ext. 471 or email cpagano@cw­cic.org.

Wel­come Baby

Wel­come Baby is a free com­mu­nity ser­vice of­fered by United Way of Utah County and the Utah County Health De­part­ment de­signed to pro­mote a healthy, se­cure and en­joy­able be­gin­ning for par­ents, new ba­bies and their fam­ily mem­bers. For each first visit con­ducted, fam­i­lies re­ceive a gift packet com­prised of do­na­tions from the com­mu­nity. We re­quest that in­di­vid­u­als or or­ga­ni­za­tions gather or make items for the New­born Kits. We re­quest NEW items, no used or gen­tly used items will be ac­cepted. For more in­for­ma­tion and a list of sup­plies in the kits, con­tact Stephanie An­der­son at 801-691-5334 or email stephaniea@unit­ed­wayuc.org.

Cir­cles Utah Val­ley

Your friendly and wel­com­ing per­son­al­ity can help lower the poverty rate in Utah, cur­rently 12.5%. Cir­cles Utah Val­ley en­cir­cles lo­cal fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als striv­ing to es­cape poverty in a com­mu­nity of sup­port. Cir­cles weekly gath­er­ings bring fam­i­lies and com­mu­nity mem­bers to­gether to en­joy din­ner, learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment, fu­ture plan­ning, and friend­ship. All par­tic­i­pants in the Cir­cles com­mu­nity get to know and in­spire each other in an at­mos­phere of pos­i­tive sup­port. Be­come a part of our Com­mu­nity Team. There are three dif­fer­ent com­mit­tees: Hos­pi­tal­ity, Set-up/ take-down, Meal do­na­tion co­or­di­na­tion. Con­tact Han­nah Noble at 801-691-5215 or email vol­un­teer­con­nec­tion@com­mu­nity­ac­tionuc.org.

Mervyn S. Ben­nion Cen­tral Utah Vet­er­ans Home

We are a 108-bed skilled nurs­ing fa­cil­ity for vet­er­ans, the spouse, or gold star par­ents. Lunch starts at 1 p.m. and din­ner starts at 6 p.m. It would be most help­ful if the vol­un­teer were to come in a lit­tle be­fore that time to help the res­i­dent to the ta­ble and pro­vide any­thing that she might need dur­ing her meals. Con­tact Bree Solomon at 801-465-5416.

Tabitha’s Way

Food do­na­tions are very low in the sum­mer months and the need for food is higher than nor­mal. In our lo­cal south county food pantry, we are feed­ing ap­prox­i­mately 4,000 peo­ple a month. Its heart­break­ing to see hun­gry fam­i­lies go home with­out food to put on their ta­ble. Dur­ing the months of July and Au­gust, we are look­ing to sup­port peo­ple in our com­mu­nity by gath­er­ing food do­na­tions. Con­tact Mariela Pas­trana at 801-709-8573 or email mariela@ tabithasway.org.

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