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Real Life volunteers act as peer mentors for refugee and immigrant tweens and teens in Salt Lake City. Our volunteers provide academic tutoring and participate in hands-on, life-skills activities. Although many of our volunteers are participants in the Youthlinc Service Year, this opportunity is available to any individual who meets the following qualifications.

Volunteer Qualifications

Volunteer must:

  • Be high school or college-aged 
  • Commit to volunteering 2 hours per week through the Real Life Year
  • Live in the Salt Lake City Area
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible, and willing to step out of your comfort zone

Real Life will begin recruiting volunteers for the 2021-22 school year starting in November.

Real Life is no longer accepting new volunteers for the 2021-22 school year.


All volunteers are required to sign and return the following forms for their site.

Promise South Salt Lake Sites

Locations include Kearns-Saint Ann, Historic Scott School, Olene Walker, Utah International Charter, Hser Ner Moo and Cottonwood High School.

Asian Association of Utah Sites

Locations include Sunnyvale Neighborhood Center, Evergreen Jr. High School, and Olympus High School.

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