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Group Service Projects

The YWCA welcomes one-time volunteer service projects for individuals and groups. We are grateful for the business and community groups that donate time and talent to improve the surroundings and life-changing services of the YWCA campus. Your group may wish to consider one-time projects such as the ones described below:


CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION

Volunteers would be helping with yard work, weeding/gardening, cleaning up various spaces around the YWCA, and picking up trash. If this is scheduled in the spring, groups could donate and plant flowers in the beds around some or all of the campus buildings.

NOTE: Volunteers would need to supply their own garden tools (trowels, rakes, etc.)

ACTIVITY NIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS

Your group may come up with your own creative idea, or consider one of the suggestions below. Keep in mind that your group will need to provide all needed supplies and refreshments. Past activities usually begin at about 6:00 p.m., following dinner. Ideas include:

  • Craft nights – Instructions and supplies for adults and/or children to create craft projects. This works especially well for holiday-themed items.
  • Children’s carnivals – games, activities, prizes, and carnival food in the outdoor green space
  • Spa Night – mani-pedis, facials, hair and makeup, massages, and other indulgences for women residents. In addition, providing supervision and activities for children so moms can truly relax and enjoy the evening is greatly appreciated.
  • Representing YWCA Utah at fairs, festivals, and community events.
  • Assist YWCA Utah staff with administrative support and special projects.

 

ORGANIZE A DONATION DRIVE

Donation drives may be undertaken separately, or combined with an on-site group project.Donation drive ideas:

  • Sponsor a collection drive in your community and collect any items on the YWCA wish list.
  • Host a Hygiene Kit event!
  • Collect donations for and assemble KRH kits for incoming families.
  • Backpack drive—collect backpacks and school supplies.
  • Paper product supplies—collect toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, cups, plates, napkins, plastic eating utensils.
  • Organize a food drive for our kitchen.
  • Conduct a fundraiser and then buy movie passes, activity passes and gift certificates for the After School and Child Care
  • Have a baby shower or house warming party and donate the items to women and children in residence


SPECIAL EVENTS

Help with YWCA events! Contact ynguyen@ywcautah.org for more details.
 

MULTIPLE TASKS FOR LARGE GROUPS

The YWCA maintenance director and volunteer coordinator would organize a day of assignments for up to 100 volunteers, based on current needs and the skills offered by volunteers. This might include window washing, minor repairs in apartments and residences, carpet cleaning, cleaning and disinfecting toys and furnishings in child care areas, deep cleaning in café, repairing and cleaning tricycles and playground equipment, resident activities, donation drives, gardening and landscape cleanup, etc.