Events for Volunteer Opportunities

Cultural Visits Worldwide with Friendship Force of Utah

Pot-luck dinner first then learn about the many world wide and domestic travel opportunities with Friendship Force. Australia and New Zealand cultural journeys planned for 2019. Opportunities to meet and host people from several countries and US destinations. This is a wonderful way to learn about their countries. Come and see if this organization might be a good match for you. Bring a dish to share. All are welcome. http://www.friendshipforceofutah.org/



Real Women Run Winter Training

8 AM - 4 PM The full-day training will feature workshops for everyone: current candidates and campaign managers, future candidates looking for information on where to start, and women who want to get more involved in public service. Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Welcoming Keynote Speaker Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti was sworn in as Illinois’ 47th Lieutenant Governor on January 12, 2015. She is currently the highest ranking Latina in the history of the state of Illinois. She is a working mother of three, an attorney, an adjunct professor of law and a former Wheaton City Councilwoman. Evelyn is committed to fighting for all Illinois residents. She will apply the same passion to her new role that has propelled her throughout her life, from humble beginnings in Hialeah, Fla. to becoming Illinois’ first Latina Lieutenant Governor.

Registration $35 Student Registration $15 Register at https://www.ywcautah.org/real-women-run-winter-training/



2019 Salt Lake County Homeless Point in Time Count

Help make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness on the streets. We need to find these individuals and let them know we care and that help is available! How many people are currently homeless in Salt Lake County? How many of them are families, youth, or veterans? You can help us answer these questions and more by volunteering for the 2019 Homeless Point in Time Count. What is the Point in Time Count The Point in Time Count is an annual count of homeless persons that takes place over the course of four sequential days from Wednesday, January 23 through Saturday, January 26. Why we count:: Find homeless persons living on the streets and gather information in order to connect them with available services. Help policymakers and program administrators set benchmarks to measure progress toward the goal of ending homelessness. Help plan services and programs to appropriately address local needs, identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current homelessness assistance system. Inform public opinion, increase public awareness, and attract resources. Create the most reliable estimate of people experiencing homelessness throughout Utah. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/241938830082858/ Sign-Up at https://goo.gl/forms/jy8nEPxmlECtgqZD2



2019 Salt Lake County Homeless Point in Time Count

Help make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness on the streets. We need to find these individuals and let them know we care and that help is available! How many people are currently homeless in Salt Lake County? How many of them are families, youth, or veterans? You can help us answer these questions and more by volunteering for the 2019 Homeless Point in Time Count. What is the Point in Time Count The Point in Time Count is an annual count of homeless persons that takes place over the course of four sequential days from Wednesday, January 23 through Saturday, January 26. Why we count:: Find homeless persons living on the streets and gather information in order to connect them with available services. Help policymakers and program administrators set benchmarks to measure progress toward the goal of ending homelessness. Help plan services and programs to appropriately address local needs, identify strengths and gaps in a community’s current homelessness assistance system. Inform public opinion, increase public awareness, and attract resources. Create the most reliable estimate of people experiencing homelessness throughout Utah. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/241938830082858/ Sign-Up at https://goo.gl/forms/jy8nEPxmlECtgqZD2



Environmental Legislative Preview

RSVP for this FREE event HERE: https://healutah.salsalabs.org/2019legpreviewslc/ Wondering which bills HEAL Utah will be watching and working on during the 2019 legislative session? Questions about how you can get involved? Come to our Legislative Preview event on January 23rd, from 6:30-8:30 PM to get these questions answered and more! During the evening, HEAL staff will talk about the legislative process in Utah, including how a bill becomes a law, the bills we are working on during the session, and what you can do to influence good policy in Utah. Plus, we’ll answer any questions you might have about the upcoming session. This event is FREE, so bring your friends for a night on the educational, advocacy town!



Citizen Science and Wasatch Wildlife

In the Central Wasatch Range is one of the most highly recreated public lands in the United States and serves as an oasis for wildlife. Expanding human development has the potential to diminish Utah’s rich inheritance of wildlife, which would impact both recreational and economic opportunities. Wild Utah Project collaborated with the University of Utah to initiate the Central Wasatch Mammal Trail Camera Study to understand the current condition of the Wasatch’s wildlife populations, habitats, and responses to human development. The Study relies on the participation of over 100 Citizen Scientists to gather data from remotely-triggered trail cameras placed throughout the Wasatch. From wild turkeys to cougars, Dr. Mary Pendergast will share wildlife images collected this summer, along with the successes of partnering with Citizen Scientists and agencies, and how this study can make a difference for the management and conservation of the Wasatch's wildlife. Dr. Mary Pendergast is an ecologist working for Wild Utah Project. She specializes in biological analyses for and with state and federal agencies, local working groups, and other nonprofit organizations. Dr. Pendergast also engages in and oversees data collection efforts such as citizen science programs. She received her Ph.D. from Utah State University in Biology and Community Ecology. Photo credit: The University of Utah Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology Lab and Wild Utah Project https://www.facebook.com/events/2122046928125132/



Cupids Chase

Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in our annual Cupid’s Chase 5K. Because of you…we can make a difference! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. For more information, please email us at: cupidschase@comop.org.