Volunteer

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Volunteers are vital to accomplishing our mission. Volunteers offer a commitment and passion that allows our impact to go deeper and reach farther. They also provide trusting relationships and one-to-one interactions with clients that inform our services, making us more effective in meeting the needs of those we serve.

If you've been thinking about how you might give back to your community, consider giving of your time to the Good Samaritan Foundation and the clients we serve.

Opportunities to Serve

Time is your most valuable gift

Good Samaritan Foundation Utah provides Utahans great opportunities to volunteer!

Volunteer Your Time

We believe the best way for GSF to achieve its mission is for individual community members to take action!

Whether that's through volunteering your time once a week in an English Skills Learning classroom, tutoring youth on college entrance exams, or committing 2-3 hours each week to being a Career Mentor helping our clients obtain livable wage employment, your time and effort make a difference in the lives of others.

Click on Get Started to receive more information on current volunteer opportunities or if you're ready, fill out the volunteer interest form on this page!

Mentor

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Mentors are our priority volunteer opportunity. Whether you are volunteering on your own or with a spouse, partner or friend, being a Mentor offers you an opportunity to support clients on their journey to independence through helping them achieve livable wage employment, navigate the educational system, understand how to pay bills and set-up a checking account and more.

You will be matched with the client that your own skills, preferences, and schedule align most closely.

We work to ensure your match is a positive and meaningful experience for you both.

English Learning Support

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English Language Learning tutors are the "secret sauce" for success in the classroom. You will work closely with the ELL Manager and/or classroom teacher to provide in-class one-on-one support to students learning English. 

You may also be asked to be part of our Early Learning program which provides child care for parents taking English classes but have small under their care during class time. This resource particularly supports refugee women as they are primary caretakers in their homes.

 

Neigborhood Centers

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With now three available Neighborhood Centers, two of which opened in November 2018, we are seeking volunteers to help with everything from one-time events (food drive, clothing drive) to client case data entry and clerical work, to being the  welcoming face as clients walk through our doors for the first time.

Supporting the growth and operations of our Neighborhood Centers will provide a birds eye view of challenges, needs, hopes, and goals of the clients we serve. It's a great opportunity to for first time volunteers as well as those who have volunteered for decades.