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Great Places to Volunteer for Students Ages 16 & Younger

Great Places to Volunteer for Students Ages 16 & Younger

Every Youthlinc Service Year Student must contribute 80 hours of local service, minimally 40 hours of which must be at one location–your main service site. Your main service site must provide opportunities to directly serve genuinely needy individuals or communities in a positive mentoring atmosphere.

Real Life

Volunteer at Youthlinc’s flagship local service site, Real Life, where you will help tutor and teach lessons such as financial literacy, artistic expression, and social skills to at-risk teens.

Real Life

Assisted Living Center

Locate an Assisted Living Center near you! Typically, they welcome volunteers of any age to help with activities such as bingo, crafts, and nail painting! Residents also enjoy talking and sharing their stories.

Elementary School

Locate an elementary school near you! Often elementary schools need volunteers to help with after-school tutoring or programing. You need to be directly interacting with students through activities such as helping the student comprehend his or her homework.

Boys and Girls Club

Located in Greater Salt Lake, Utah County, Weber-Davis County, and Northern Utah the Boys and Girls Club accepts volunteers ages 13-years-old and older. There are many volunteer opportunities such as helping with homework, teaching art, computer education, or music.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Located along the Wasatch Front, Wasatch & Summit counties, and Southern Utah, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah accepts volunteers ages 14-years-old and older. Volunteers become a mentor in the life of a child as they participate in activities such as homework help, arts and crafts, and sports.


Tennis & Tutoring

Located at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Tennis & Tutoring accepts volunteers 15-years-old and older. Volunteers provide homework help for the first hour and then teach tennis skills for the second hour.


Bad Dog Arts

Located in Salt Lake City, Bad Dog Arts accepts volunteers as young as 13 years in the K-1 class. Volunteers assist in art activities for children with disabilities and underprivileged youth.

Neighborhood House

Located in Salt Lake City, the Neighborhood House accepts volunteers ages 13-14 if they are accompanied by an adult. Volunteers 15-years-old and older serve elderly residents and young children through tutoring, interactive games, and field trips.

VA Hospital

Located in Salt Lake City, the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center accepts volunteers ages 14-years-old and older. Volunteers interact with patients by ushering patients to get lab tests or scans. Volunteers assist hospital staff in whatever may be needed.

Camp Kostopulos

Located up Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City, Camp Kostopulos accepts volunteers ages 14-years-old and older. Volunteers serve people with disabilities through recreational and educational activities.

Kids on the Move

Located in Utah County, Kids on the Move accepts volunteers as young as 12-years-old if accompanied by an adult or group leader. Kids on the Move serve children from birth-6 years old who either have development delays or disabilities. Volunteers provide childcare while parents attend classes.

Courage Reigns

Located near American Fork, Courage Reigns accepts volunteers ages 14-years-old and older. Volunteers improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through therapeutic horse riding.

Youthlinc students 16-years-old and younger have selected the following as their main service site:


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  • Children of Hope Academy (St. George)
  • Common Ground (Logan)
  • Easter Seals (SLC)
  • Friend’s Clubhouse (Sandy)
  • Jordan Valley School (Midvale)
  • National Ability Center (Park City)
  • Now I Can (Provo)
  • Special Olympics Utah (SLC)
  • Spectrum Academy (SLC, Utah County)


  • Good Sheppard Homecare & Hospice (SLC)
  • St. Joseph’s Villa (SLC)
  • The Abbington (Heber)



  • Catholic Community Services (SLC & Ogden)
  • Central Utah Food Sharing (Juan, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Wayne County)IMG_3286
  • Christian Center (Park City)
  • Crossroad Urban Center (SLC)
  • St. Andrew’s Food Pantry (Riverton)
  • The Road Home (SLC)
  • Utah Food Bank (SLC)


  • Alta View Hospital (Sandy)IMG_5790
  • American Cancer Society (SLC)
  • American Fork Hospital
  • American Red Cross (SLC)
  • Cancer Wellness House (SLC)
  • Davis Hospital (Layton)
  • Fit Stop Physical Therapy (Heber)
  • Intermountain Medical Center (Murray)
  • Intermountain Therapy Animals (SLC)
  • Park City Medical Center
  • Pioneer Valley Hospital (West Jordan)
  • Primary Children’s Medical Center (SLC)
  • Ronald McDonald House (SLC)
  • Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
  • Shriners Hospital (SLC)
  • South Davis Community Hospital (Bountiful)Real Life 2011 103
  • Utah Valley Regional Medical Center (Provo)


  • Catholic Community Services (SLC & Ogden)
  • English Skills Learning Center (SLC)
  • Sunnyvale Neighborhood Center (SLC)


  • Salt Lake Peer Court 


  • A Center for Grieving Children (Ogden)service (4)
  • Arts-Kids (Park City)
  • Bad Dog Arts (SLC)
  • Children’s Justice Center (statewide)
  • Family Support & Treatment Center (Orem)
  • Friday’s Kids Respite (Utah County)
  • Guadalupe School (SLC)
  • Hser Ner Moo Welcome Center (SLC)
  • Playworks (SLC)
  • Sorenson Multicultural Center (SLC)
  • The Road Home (SLC)
  • The Christmas Box House (SLC, Ogden)
  • Treehouse Children’s Museum (Ogden)
  • U.S. Dream Academy (SLC)
  • YMCA (SLC, Taylorsville, Ogden)


Visit the Youthlinc Utah Local Service Directory  for more information!

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Youthlinc is a Utah-based 501c-3 nonprofit dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians through local and international service. Learn more about our programs by visiting our website:

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