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SUU Organizations Boast Great Service Opportunities

Published: February 07, 2019 | Author: Parker Nelson | Category: Community Outreach

SUU Student picking up trash outsideDo you have a passion for service and are looking for service opportunities? The Community Engagement Center (CEC) and the Outdoor Engagement Center (OEC) put together a list of a variety of service opportunities.

Listed below are several events and opportunities both upcoming and ongoing in the Cedar City community.

Upcoming service opportunities include:

  1. February 9-Quail Creek Reservoir service event (suu.edu/community)
  2. March 2-Quail Creek Reservoir service event (suu.edu/community)
  3. March 5-Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Birthday Party community literacy event (suu.edu/community)
  4. March 23-Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah (suu.edu/community)
  5. April 13-Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah (suu.edu/community)

Ongoing service events include:

  1. After School Sports: mentoring and sports with middle school kids. This event is on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the LDS Church Building Gym across the street (north) from the SUU soccer fields. Email: afterschoolsports@suu.edu
  2. Alternative Breaks: humanitarian service trips. For more information check the website for issues and locations, suu.edu/community
  3. Bread & Soup Nite: monthly food-raiser for the campus HOPE Pantry. Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve, and cleanup, as well as provide entertainment. Email: bsn@suu.edu
  4. Days for Girls: help make reusable feminine hygiene kits to help girls in developing countries stay in school. This event is held Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in room ED 103. Email: daysforgirls@suu.edu
  5. HOPE Pantry (Helping Our People Eat): volunteers are needed to help develop food and funding streams, sort and shelf donations, and assist with research. Email: hopepantry@suu.edu
  6. Mini-Breaks: one to three-day service trips. The cost of these trips are free or $5-$25. Transportation and meals are covered. Sign up at www.suu.edu/community
  7. Paiute Center Tutoring: tutor elementary kids (mostly read with them) and other activities. This event is held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. It is held on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Carpool leaves from the Community Engagement Center 10 minutes prior to start time. Email: tutoring@suu.edu
  8. SAIL, the Student Alliance of Interfaith Leaders: works toward creating an inclusive and respectful SUU. Service and dinner/dialogue events are held each month. Email: SAIL@suu.edu
  9. Service Club: offers various service opportunities. Email: serviceclub@suu.edu
  10. SUU Discover, a Book is More Than its Cover: weekly story time at the public library. This event is held Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. Participants meet at the Community Engagement Center at 5:45 pm to help prep and carpool. Email: suudiscover@suu.edu
  11. Wee Be Groovin': an after school dance program for kids at East Elementary. This event is held Mondays from 3:45-4:45 pm, carpool leaves form the Community Engagement Center at 3:15 pm. Email: weebegroovin@suu.edu
  12. Wee Swim: swimming lessons for Head Start preschoolers. This event is held two evenings per week at the SUU Pool on Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30 pm, Thursdays, 5:45-7 pm, beginning January 29. Certified instructors and other volunteers are needed. Email: weeswim@suu.edu

There are also many government, school, and not-for-profit organizations who rely on volunteers to help provide critical services. Volunteers who are interested can check the CEC community partners list and the justserve.org web page for additional opportunities.

Use your passion for service and sign-up for a project today!

Tags: Outdoors Community

Contact Information:

Nikki Koontz, executive director of marketing communication
435-586-5400
nikkikoontz@suu.edu