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



The Youthlinc Service Year is a unique opportunity designed to engage high school and college students in their local communities and communities abroad.

Students 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, and cultural exchange projects for a two week international trip the following summer. Youthlinc currently takes teams to eight different countries.

Once placed on a team, students commit to completing 80 hours of 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. Read participant testimonials here.

Apply Now

Applications for the 2020 Service Year are open now!

Committee Work

The Youthlinc approach to international development is based on research and practical experience. Our goal is to help communities become self-sufficient.


We need adults from a variety of professions and backgrounds to assist our student participants as they assume leadership roles on each team.


Youthlinc takes the safety of our participants very seriously. Our team leaders and mentors are commited to the safety of the team.     .


“Youthlinc changed my life and I will forever continue to volunteer.”

-Anna Kelly, 2017 Peru Service Year Student

International Destinations

Click country below for more information on international site. Please note that our price includes: domestic & international airfare, a travel healthy clinic and consultation at University of Utah hospital, food, water, accommodation, emergency medical insurance, and nine months of local preparation and training leading up to the international capstone humanitarian trip.


Estimate Historical Cost: $3,400
July 2nd – 17th, 2020

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Estimate Historical Cost: $3,900
Fiji June: June 6th – 2oth, 2020
Fiji July: July 13th – July 27th, 2020



Estimate Historical Cost: $4,100
June 6th – 20th, 2020

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Estimate Historical Cost: $3,700
Nepal 1: June 4th– 18th, 2020
Nepal 2: June 22nd – July 6th, 2020



Estimate Historical Cost: $3,600
Peru June: June 20th – July 4th, 2020
Peru July: July 15th – 29th, 2020

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Estimate Historical Cost: $3,500
Thailand June: June 10 – 24, 2020
Thailand July: July 7 – 21, 2020



New Site!
Estimated Cost: $2,900
June 13-June 27, 2020




New Site!
Estimated Cost: $3,600
June 24-July 8, 2020


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