Since Youthlinc’s inception in 1999, Youthlinc Service Year humanitarians and alum leaders have contributed more than 256,000 hours of local service throughout Utah. Last year, Youthlinc Service Year humanitarians and 69 Alum Leaders contributed 8,670 hours of local service throughout Utah. 

We are all part of a communities—teams, clubs, a grade level, a church group, a staff, a family. There is value in being a part of a community and additional value in connecting these smaller communities so we can understand and support each other in mutually beneficial ways.

CONNECT is named for the core concepts we develop among youth through local service: connecting Community, creating Opportunity, Necessary action, being Nimble and adaptable, cultivating Empathy, Collaborating as partners, and Transforming into lifetime humanitarians. Youthlinc’s mission is to create lifetime humanitarians.

Projects include supporting: refugees, impoverished communities abroad, the homeless population, the food insecure, the elderly, medical workers, people with chronic illness, people with disabilities, youth mentoring programs, to name a few.


The Youthlinc Utah Local Service Directory is Utah’s only statewide resource for selecting student-friendly volunteer opportunities. This interactive online Directory allows users to find hands-on service opportunities in a positive mentoring atmosphere.


The President’s Volunteer Service Award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation. As a certifying organization, Youthlinc is able to distribute these awards on behalf of the office of the President.

Real Life

Real Life is an after school peer-mentoring program for under-served youth in the Salt Lake Area. Our volunteers contribute 2 hours a week tutoring and participating in hands-on activities.