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. It also allows users to track and verify service hours, and post reviews about their service experiences.
Real Life is a peer mentoring program with a life skills curriculum benefiting refugee and immigrant teens in Salt Lake area, Youthlinc Service Year students, and other community volunteers.
We partner with Promise South Salt Lake, Project Access, the Refugee Immigrant Center – Asian Association of Utah, Umoja Generation, Salt Lake School District, and Granite School District.
Real Life Interns and volunteers provide homework help and run hands-on activities at 12 afterschool sites in the Salt Lake Area.
PRESIDENTS VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
Youthlinc is a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This means that we are able to give qualifying volunteers a certificate recognizing their service on behalf of the office of the President. Students who log a minimum of 100 hours on the Local Service Directory can qualify to receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award.
The Youthlinc Service Year is a unique opportunity designed to engage high school and college-aged students in their local communities and communities abroad.
Humanitarians are accepted into the Service Year program in the fall and placed onto a team of students and mentors from across Utah.
Each team works together throughout the year, meeting monthly, to prepare education, community health, vocational, business, environmental, and cultural exchange projects for a two week international trip the following summer. Youthlinc currently takes teams to nine different countries.
Once placed on a team, students commit to completing local service in their own community to prepare for their team’s international trip. The Service Year allows students to build leadership and interpersonal skills, and provides them with the tools to make meaningful relationships and change both locally and abroad.