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Kevin Kula plays piano Wednesday, Dec. Saturday, December 18, 2013 at Golden Hours Senior Center.

Weber Human Services is looking for people who can help Northern Utah nonprofits. For more information on volunteering opportunities or to post an opportunity for your organization, call 801-625-3777 or 801-778-6897.

If you are interested in volunteering and do not see what interests you please call us as we have many more opportunities available and will help you find what interests you and best use your skills. If your organization is in need of volunteers, please give us a call.

  • Golden Hours Senior Center is in need of a Zumba instructor and a Spanish teacher. If you are interested in either position, contact Ginger at 801-629-8864.
  • Volunteer truck driver needed for Habitat for Humanity of Weber & Davis Counties. Volunteer to pick up furniture or other items. Two to three hours per week, especially Friday and Saturday, to pick up items from yard sales. Must be able to drive a 12-foot box truck and have a current Utah driver’s license. Contact Wendy at 814-470-1278 or [email protected] for details.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Weber & Davis Counties seeks volunteers to help with the exterior home preservation program. This program offers outside painting, yard cleanup and minor repair services to low-income homeowners. Volunteers are required to qualify applicants and secure labor and supplies for the program. Contact Wendy at 814-470-1278 or [email protected] for details.
  • Weber County needs assistance serving lunch throughout senior centers. Hours and days vary per location – North View, 11 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday; Ogden Valley, three to five hours on Wednesdays, 9 am to 2 pm; Lake View, three to five hours on Thursdays, 9 am to 2 pm; Morgan, two to five hours Monday through Thursday.
  • Do you enjoy reading to others? Volunteers need to go into nursing homes and read to residences. The Reading Group will go for about an hour a day.
  • The Senior Companion Program is looking for individuals 55 and older who are living on moderate to low incomes to serve as companions and friends to homebound individuals in the community. Mileage, training and a small monthly stipend are available.
  • Catholic Community Services has volunteering opportunities in the food pantry: setting up, distributing groceries to clients, stocking shelves, cleaning up and assisting with other daily projects, Tuesday-Friday from 8 am to 12 pm; and in the warehouse: sorting donations, bagging produce and other food items, Monday-Friday 7 am to 3 pm
  • Community service for all ages at the local food distribution center. Ogden Connection Center located at 789 2nd St., Ogden, will be hosting free grocery events and needs with bagging food and distribution. Call 801-675-8547 or email [email protected]
  • Washington Terrace Senior Center is in need of someone to sit at the front desk to check in for lunch and collect money Mondays from 11 am to 1:30 pm They also need an experienced ceramic teacher on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am. to noon.
  • United Way of Northern Utah is looking for volunteers who love children to help in the following opportunities: Welcome home visitor volunteers make monthly visits to teach parents about their baby’s developmental milestones; AEIOU tutors and mentors work with students in schools one-on-one; and Learn With Playgroup volunteers to assist or lead parent and child activities in their local neighborhoods. Fluency in Spanish is a bonus but not a necessity. We ask for a commitment of two hours per month for at least six months for Welcome Baby, one hour per week for 30 weeks during the AEIOU, and two hours per week for six months for Learn with Playgroup. Visit https://uwnu.org/get-involved, call Nicole Hopkinson at 801-399-5584 or email [email protected] to learn more.
  • The Foster Grandparent Program and RSVP Grandparent Programs in Weber, Davis, Morgan and Box Elder counties are looking for individuals volunteering to be 55 years of age or older as tutors to elementary school children who have fallen behind in their class. Volunteers are placed at a school close to home and can serve between two and 20 hours per week. Monthly stipend and mileage reimbursements are available to those who qualify.
  • YCC is looking for volunteers to do yard work around their facility. Hours may vary. Contact Sandy at 801-689-1730.
  • The Museums at Union Station is seeking volunteers from the age of 16 to serve Saturday’s from noon to 4 pm at the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, the Utah State Railroad Museum and the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum.
  • Through the Circles program, OWCAP is looking for community members to volunteer as allies and help community members break the circle of poverty. Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, befriending relationship with an individual or family enrolled in the Circles program. Volunteers will be required to attend a weekly evening meeting and will be paired with participants to provide support. Volunteers are using Zoom at this time.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters are looking for volunteers. For more details, visit their site at bbbsu.org, click on a Big, then drop down click on Get Started. You will need to read and complete each step.
  • A Center for Grieving Children is in need of volunteers. We are a nonprofit organization that works with children, teens and their families who are experiencing loss due to death, divorce or separation. We train all new volunteers. Volunteers need to work in the office, make lessons for children, and clean. Please contact us for more information at 801-476-1127 or at http: //.familysummit.org.
  • The Dinosaur Park is in need of doctors to talk about rocks, volunteers to help with the laboratory and upcoming events.
  • Are you feeling lonely and 55 years or older? Would you like to have someone call you weekly with you? If you would be interested in calling someone, then contact us.
  • Roads to Independence is looking for volunteer receptionist / clerical help. Need to fill 20-30 hours per week. Duties include answering phones, filing and assisting the office manager.
  • The Ogden Nature Center, a 152-acre nonprofit nature preserve, is always looking for volunteers to help with various projects and events. Our current needs include groundskeeping such as raking leaves, snow removal and trail pruning. Please contact [email protected] or visit www.ogdennaturecenter.org for more information.
  • Hill Air Force Base Retiree’s Activities Office (RAO) is looking for volunteers to retire or volunteer to retire in their office. Must be able to get on / off base and work with veterans who call or walk into the office. Hours required: Monday-Friday, usually three-hour shifts, 9 am to noon or noon to 3 pm Contact John Maginnis at 801-721-1625.
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for individuals 55 years of age or older to volunteer in local nonprofit organizations such as food banks, shelters, housing complexes, senior centers, wildlife centers, historical museums, schools and more. Mileage reimbursement allowed.
  • Davis County area is in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers – drivers and runners. Monday through Friday, hours may vary depending on route; routes are about two hours, 10 am to noon. Contact Jennifer Chaffe at 801-525-5052 or email [email protected]
  • The Red Cross is looking for volunteers throughout Utah. Here are two positions needed. Blood Donor Ambassador (in-person): Using blood drives at Greet Blood Donors has excellent customer service skills and assurance that their check-in process goes smoothly. Or become a Recovery Team Member (virtual position – yep, do it from home and still help people during disasters): You can apply for these positions or explore others at www.redcross.org/volunteer, or email [email protected] org with your questions.
  • Weber County Archery Park is looking for volunteers to help with checking in, signing up for memberships, issuing rental equipment and assisting where needed. Call for days and hours information. No experience necessary.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) give a child a voice and change their story. Must be over 21 and able to pass a background check. For more information on how to volunteer, visit utahcasa.org.
  • The Weber County Sport Shooting Complex is looking for volunteers in the following positions: Range safety office and range reception / cashier. Volunteers need not be certified but must have a basic knowledge of firearms, firearm safety and must take a four-hour class. Individuals must pass a background check and volunteer a minimum of eight hours per month. Training to be provided.


Volunteers are always welcome to help at the Senior Center. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities such as class instructors, front desk help, support help, and humanitarian work. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Senior Center you are interested in.


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