Local Community Volunteer Site Partners

Below are local organization that have utilized SUU volunteers in the past. The Community Engagement Center is also home to several on-going and center-sponsored programs.  

If you would like to be listed as a community partner OR if you're looking for a volunteer opportunity and can't find the right fit, please contact us directly.

American Red Cross Donor Ambassadors welcome and guide donors through the donation process when they come in to donate blood at various sites in Cedar City and surrounding areas. Commitment is one to three shifts per month for one year. Onsite training in Cedar City. Apply in the American Red Cross website. Under "interests" on application, specify "Donor Ambassador--Cedar City UT". contact email:
Best Friends Animal Society Volunteers give the animals what they want and need most: personal attention, hands-on care and love. Take a cat on a stroller ride, take a dog on a hike, talk to a parrot and more! Individual shifts are available daily and advance registration recommended. Group volunteering experience and foster opportunities also available!

435-644-2001, ext. 4119
volunteers@bestfriends.org5001 Angel Canyon Rd
Kanab, UT 84741

Bureau of Land Management Volunteers assist with the completion of unfunded conservation work that would otherwise go undone. Variety of opportunities! Ask for Yanavey McClosky for more volunteer information.

176 E. DL Sargent Drive
Cedar City, UT 84720

Canyon Creek Services Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities including fund-raising, marketing, office and hot-line work, and more. Some positions require a (provided) training. 435-867-9411
Catholic Thrift Shoppe Volunteers needed for a variety of tasks. 435-865-9674
86 E. Center Street
Cedar City
Cedar Animal Rescue A private, no-kill, all breed rescue shelter for dogs and barnyard animals. Appointment required.

3854 W. 425 N.
Cedar City

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah Check out their website for a history and complete overview of programs. Volunteer tutoring positions available through the SUU Community Engagement Center. 435-586-1112
440 N. Paiute Drive.
Cedar City
Cedar City Animal Services Please check call or check out their Facebook page for volunteer opportunities.

1303 W. Kittyhawk Drive
Cedar City

Cedar City Arts Council The Cedar City Arts Council mission is to support local artists in the folk, literary, visual, and performing arts in Cedar City and the surrounding area. admin@cedarcityartscouncil.org
Cedar City Chamber of Commerce The Chamber supports business opportunities, provides resources, fosters partnerships with our member businesses and promotes a positive image for the Cedar City business community. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. 435-586-4484
77 N. Main Street
Cedar City
Cedar City Leisure Services/Recreation The mission of Cedar City Leisure Services is to provide recreational facilities, programs and special events of uncompromising quality which creates opportunities for social, cultural and physical well-being of residents and visitors. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

2090 W. Royal Hunte Drive
Cedar City

Cedar City Library in the Park Volunteers are needed to read to children during storytime or help with other various events that the library hosts. Volunteers are always needed!

303 N. 100 E.
Cedar City

Cedar City Police Department Volunteers are required to pass a background check.

10 N. Main Street
Cedar City

Cedar City Senior Citizen Center Volunteers are needed to help with the Meals on Wheels program and other events and activities. 435-586-0832
489 E. 200 S.
Cedar City
Children's Justice Center The Children's Justice Center is a beautiful, warm place to aid children and families through the healing process when there has been child abuse. Ask for Stephanie Rainey to learn more about volunteer opportunities. (NOTE: Volunteers will not work directly with children or their families.)

545 S. 225 E.
Cedar Catholic thrift shoppe


Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for volunteers, 21 and older, to work with abused and neglected children. Volunteers advocate for children, birth to 18 years, who are involved in juvenile court. We request a one-year time commitment and a minimum of 10-15 hours per month, or about 2 hours per week. Contact Emily Scow at 435-531-6631 or emilys@utcourts.gov. You can also email casacedarcity@utcourts.gov with questions.

95 N. Main Street, Suite 25
PO Box 1586
Cedar City

Department of Natural Resources Keep up to date on their events by liking their Facebook page-Utah Division of Wildlife Resources: Southern Region Dedicated Hunter. Ask for Blaine Cox for volunteer information. 435-865-6100
1470 N. Airport Road
Cedar City
Division of Child and Family Services Volunteers are needed to work with youth in the foster care system. Must be 21 and willing to commit to a consistent schedule. 435-865-5600
106 N. 100 E.
Cedar City
Enoch Animal Shelter Volunteers are needed to help provide animal care at this shelter located in Enoch, 8 miles north of Cedar City. 435-586-9445
4918 N. 600 E.
Family Support Center of Southwestern Utah The Family Support Center offers a clean, safe, home-like environment for kids. Children visiting the Center enjoy safe, structured, and fun activities. Volunteers assist in a variety of ways. Volunteer mentors especially needed. 435-586-0791
535 S. Main St., Suite 6
Cedar City
Forest Service Volunteers are at the very heart of the Forest Service. Volunteer opportunities range from office work to vigorous physical outdoor labor. No experience is required for most positions, but let us know your area of expertise. Volunteer opportunities are available for a day, a weekend, a week or long-term. 435-865-3700
1789 N. Wedgewood Lane
Cedar City
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum Individuals, couples, and families with children of all ages, as well as service groups and clubs are needed for worthwhile and fun projects. Whether you can spend a few minutes, hours, days, or months, a volunteer assignment can be tailored to meet your interests. Contact the park at frontierhimestead@utah.gov for more information. 435-586-9290
635 N. Main Street
Cedar City
Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah Thousands lend a hand to Habitat each year to build and rehabilitate homes, bringing people together to ensure everyone can live in safe, decent, and affordable housing. Volunteers of all skill levels needed. Cedar City volunteers will help at the ReStore, additional opportunities are in Washington County. Complete a volunteer interest form, or contact Krista, 435-674-7669

Various southern Utah locations

Happy Factory Volunteers are needed to help make toys to be donated to children throughout the world. 435-586-8352
896 N. 2175 W. Circle
Cedar City
Head Start Head Start provides education, health and family support services to low-income pre-schoolers and their families. Volunteers can help in a variety of ways. 435-586-6070
2390 W. Highway 56, Suite 1
Cedar City
(With additional satellite centers located throughout the southern part of the state)
Horizon House The mission of Southwest Behavioral Health Center is to assist clients, families, and communities in preventing and recovering from severe and persistent mental illness and addiction. For more information, email them at info@sbhcutah.org. 435-586-2515
54 N. 200 E.
Cedar City
Iron County 4-H The 4-H program provides after-school and summer programs, 4-H activities, family activities and more. Learn more and apply on their website. 435-586-8132
585 N. Main Street
Cedar City
Iron County Book Mobile The Iron County Bookmobile is open to anyone residing in Iron County. The Bookmobile provides on-site library service as well as mobile library service to outlying communities without immediate access to city libraries. 435-586-6715
Iron County Care and Share The Food Bank Warehouse is run mostly by volunteers. If you are interested in helping in the warehouse to sort food items or help in other ways, please call and arrange a time to come and volunteer. 435-586-4962
222 W. 900 N.
Cedar City
Iron County Visitors Center Volunteers help staff this office that serves as a resource center with information on local events and attractions.

581 N. Main Street
Cedar City

Iron County Youth Center The ICYC serves youth age 9 and up who have minor criminal offenses or truancy issues. It also services as a temporary shelter for runaways or youth awaiting foster placement. 435-586-1704
1692 W. Harding Ave.
Cedar City
Cedar House The Cedar House provides day programs for adults suffering from mental illness. 435-586-0213
170 E. Altimira Drive
Cedar City
Parowan Public Library 435-477-3491
16 S. Main Street
(20 miles north of Cedar City)
Parowan Visitor's Center Volunteers help staff this office that serves as a resource center with information on local events and attractions. Most volunteer opportunities are available in the summer.

73 N. Main Street
(20 miles north of Cedar City)

Southwest Wildlife Foundation Dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation as well as education, SWF utilizes volunteers in a variety of ways. 435-590-1618
P.O. Box 1907
Cedar City, UT 84721
STEM Action Center

The Utah STEM Action Center is Utah’s partner in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. Volunteer AmeriCorps Math Mentors are needed throughout the state (including Cedar City) to support elementary and secondary students to build confidence and improve math skills in targeted areas of Utah. Volunteers receive a modest stipend upon completion of 100, 450, or 900 hours. Information and application available online.

3848 S. West Temple, Ste 105
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Toys for Tots Toys for Tots collects new gifts and distributes during the Christmas holiday season to less fortunate children.

For volunteer information contact the southern area coordinator, Ryan Merrill, rdmerrill.rm@gmail.com

Turn Community Services TURN provides services for people with disabilities. They utilize volunteers to help with a variety of social and educational activities. 435-586-1128
295 S. 200 E.
Cedar City
Utah Foster Care Foundation Volunteers help organize appreciation events for foster families and help organize other special events, do office work, distribute information throughout the local community, coordinate donation drives, as well as many other opportunities.

491 E. Riverside Drive, #2B
St. George
(This regional office coordinates Cedar City opportunities)

Utah Summer Games USG relies on volunteers each year to provide a variety of services and support, ranging from medical volunteers, registration and check in, awards, track and field and more. 435-865-8421
351 W. University Blvd
Bennion Administration Bldg
Cedar City