Youthlinc Open House!

Come learn more about the Service Year, and get your questions answered!

Wednesday, October 2nd. 6-8pm. At the Youthlinc Office, 1166 E. Brickyard Rd. SLC, UT 84106

Since Youthlinc’s inception in 1999, over 2,800 Youthlinc Service Year students have contributed more than 225,000 hours of local service throughout Utah. Last year, a total of 237 Youthlinc Service Year students and 69 Alum Leaders contributed 21,663 hours of local service throughout Utah. At the end of each year, our students provide feedback which we use to determine the best places to volunteer. Based on our findings, the best volunteer opportunities consist of:
  • Hands-on service with people
  • Positive mentoring atmosphere
  • Genuine need
Research shows that when volunteers make an emotional connection, a service ethic takes root within the individual and that is how young people start on the road to becoming lifetime humanitarians.
A volunteer atmosphere that is positive and encouraging creates a space where volunteers feel comfortable to ask questions. Volunteers also feel appreciated and needed by the organization.
Students are asked to complete 80 hours of local service of with at a main service site that demonstrates a genuine need whether it is interacting with the elderly, increasing literacy rates, or raising awareness about water conservation.

Local Service Directory

The Youthlinc Utah Local Service Directory is Utah’s only statewide resource for selecting student-friendly volunteer opportunities. Past Youthlinc Service Year students volunteered with each of the 275+ organizations in the Directory and recommended that Youthlinc add that organization to the Directory. The Directory continues to grow each year through recommendations.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Youthlinc is a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Students who log a minimum of 100 hours on the Local Service Directory  can qualify for this prestigious award that encourages youth to live a life of service.


Youthlinc takes the safety of our participants very seriously. To help ensure the health, safety, and overall well-being of our participants we:


There is a $500 deposit due on December 1st. This holds your place on the team. If you do not pay this deposit, we will give the spot to someone on our waitlist.


There is a payment deadline on the 1st of each month. Check your social fundraising page to know how much you need on that deadline! Make sure to stay current and plan ahead. 

late fees

Failure to be current on the 1st of each month will result in a $25 late fee added to your account. It takes a lot of time and energy to track down late payments, so please pay on time.

tax deductible

Youthlinc is a 501c3, which makes all donations tax deductible. For more questions on this contact 

trip costs

The trip cost listed is an all inclusive price. This includes domestic and international airfare, accomodations, food and program fees. It does not include immunizations, passport fees or souveniers. 

payment breakdown

We break up our trip costs into monthy payments from December to April. This way participants can fundraise or make payments gradually.