Our Service Year offers local and international service opportunities to students. Youthlinc participants have the opportunity to serve two weeks in one of seven Youthlinc international sites: Cambodia, Guatemala, Kenya, Madagascar, Nepal, and Thailand. To qualify for the international experience, participants must complete 80 hours of local service (40 hours of which must be a main site that provides hands-on service with people) and attend monthly meetings where they are mentored as they take leadership roles both locally and internationally.
Local Service Directory
Our Online Local Service Directory provides a selective list of organizations and agencies that offer hands-on volunteer opportunities to youth in a positive mentoring atmosphere. These sites have been recommended by Youthlinc Service Year participants. Anyone can use this Directory to search for sites by type of service and areas of Utah. You can also log and verify your hours with your volunteer supervisor.
Young Humanitarian Award
Though our society recognizes young people for their accomplishments in sports and academics, this $5,000 college scholarship is an award that celebrates outstanding humanitarian service among youth. The Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award is the only honor of its kind in the State. There are $8,500 in runner-up awards.
Real Life is a peer mentoring program with a life skills curriculum benefiting both underserved youth in South Salt Lake and Youthlinc Service Year students. Real Life is our flagship local service program in partnership with the City of South Salt Lake, Catholic Community Services, and the Asian Association of Utah. The curriculum includes social skills, financial literacy, health & hygiene, job/career/college prep, and cultural exchange. Service Year students who select Real Life as their main service site plan lessons collaboratively with South Salt Lake students under staff guidance.