Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

Erin Mendenhall | (801) 535-7704 | mayor@slcgov.com

SLC Corps

VOLUNTEER WITH SLC CORPS

Get involved with SLC Corps! 

SLC Corps is a volunteer program that is focused on community building in Salt Lake City. Our goal is to strengthen the connection between people and the places they share. By drawing on volunteer’s knowledge and strength, projects will focus on community initiatives, reinventing spaces, and supporting our most vulnerable neighbors. 

Mission

The mission of SLC Corps is to channel City resources, connect with community partners and mobilize volunteers to enhance our community’s quality of life. 

Goals 

  • Collaboration. Identify organizations already working in relevant spaces and collaborate with them to boost their existing work or to seek insight on SLC Corps projects. 
  • Accessibility. Utilize City spaces to bring communities together and make services more accessible. 
  • Inclusivity. Be mindful of barriers to access and ensure projects, volunteers and engagement efforts are culturally inclusive and intersectional.
  • Growth. Salt Lake City will coordinate meaningful projects and build a strong volunteer base to support City and community initiatives and needs. 
  • Support. Utilize the City’s expertise  in initiating city processes, such as permitting or resolving civil enforcement issues. 

Contact Information 

Questions can be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator Hailey Leek at volunteerSLC@slcgov.com or by calling 385-414-0430.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement for those who want to volunteer?

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

When are projects held & what type of projects are available?

Projects are held year round, and can range from indoor to outdoor work. Projects will focus on City initiatives like neighborhood beautification or donation drives, and some projects might require working with vulnerable populations. In those circumstances, additional training will be required and provided by the City.

Once I sign up for a project, how do I know where to meet, what to bring, etc.?

Volunteers will receive an email 5-7 days prior to the event, which will provide all the details regarding your activity and location, how to dress and any special requirements.

I’ve never done this type of work, will I receive training?

No prior experience is necessary to participate in SLC Corps projects. Applicable orientations or trainings will be provided by SLC Corps.

What should I bring?

Make sure to bring and drink plenty of water, especially on hot days! Feel free to bring food and eat while you have down time. Also make sure to dress for the weather and bring a hat and sunscreen.

What if I can’t make a project I have signed up for and must cancel?

We realize things come up at the last minute. If you are unable to make a project you have signed up for, please try to give us at least 24 hours’ notice as there are often people on a waiting list. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as you know you will be unable to attend.

Volunteer with the Know Your Neighbor Program

The Know Your Neighbor Volunteer Program (KYN), a partnership between the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office and the state Refugee Services Office, pairs refugees in our community with volunteers who want to welcome, mentor, and help new Americans integrate into our community.

Learn more or to become a volunteer visit: volunteer.samaritan.com/custom/525/volunteer_home


Volunteer Agreement 

By signing up to volunteer with SLC Corps you agree to the following terms: 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Come as scheduled and on time – Volunteers will make every effort to arrive at their shifts on time and will inform City staff if they are no longer able to attend their shift.
  • Participate in orientations, trainings and meetings.
  • Accept guidance and direction – Volunteers will follow the direction of those leading volunteer activities, including staff or supervising volunteers.
  • Be courteous, patient and professional to staff, peers, clients and all others at the work site.
  • Be culturally aware and open to serving a wide array of people without judgment.
  • Ask for support when you need it.
  • Do not engage in any form of discrimination based on a person’s race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), religion, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected class. Discriminatory behaviors may include, but are not limited to: harassment, joking remarks, or other abusive conduct (including verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct), that demeans or shows hostility toward an individual based on a protected class.
  • Follow Salt Lake City’s policies on sexual harassment, which prohibit deliberate or repeated comments, gestures, jokes, or physical contact of a sexual nature that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

SLC CORPS RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide guidance and direction – SLC Corps will provide clear roles, responsibilities, instructions and training.
  • Treat volunteers as an important part of the team – All volunteers will be treated with respect and be welcomed as an integral part of the team.
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment – SLC Corps will ensure that volunteers have a safe work environment without any barriers. This includes a harassment-free environment that adheres to Salt Lake City’s HR policies.

Safety Guidelines

  • You must bring a face mask and wear it at all times.
  • Each volunteer must register individually in order to sign required digital waivers.
  • If you are experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, cancel your registration and do not attend the event.

Environmental Factors Disclaimer – As a participant of a volunteer project and/or opportunity, you understand that you may come in contact with COVID-19 or other environmental factors. SLC Corps and/or Salt Lake City is not responsible for actions that occur during, or as a result of, any volunteer opportunity. By accepting a volunteer project and/or opportunity, the participant hereby agrees to release from liability, indemnify, and/or hold harmless Salt Lake City and/or its officers, employees, agents, contractors, and/or attorneys from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or causes of action, of any kind, including all damages, costs and attorneys’ fees, arising from any injuries to my person, body, and/or property that occurs during the time that the participant volunteers as a result of participation. Volunteers must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times and adhere to all federal, state and local health guidelines.