Join Our Newest Event Oct. 9-13…VAN Week!

Do you have a free hour or two next week, Oct. 9-13? Volunteer at one of twelve fun projects during our newest volunteer event – Volunteer Action Network WeekMore than 250 volunteers are invited to help with a variety of projects in schools, at the UWSL office, and from home. All projects support students in UWSL community schools.

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Choose one of these impactful projects, or view the entire list at vanweek.uw.org.

Create Calm Down Kits

  • Oct. 9, 4:00-6:00 p.m. (downtown Salt Lake)
  • Enjoy hands-on activities? South Kearns Elementary is introducing Calm Down Corners in classrooms as places for students to take a break when they are having trouble focusing. Volunteer at the UWSL office to assemble calming games and activities such as glitter jars and fidget games. Stop by anytime between 4-6.

Foster a Love of Learning at Literacy Night

  • Oct. 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m. (South Salt Lake)
  • KUED Literacy Night brings about 250 of Woodrow Wilson’s students and parents together for a night of family reading and literacy fun! Volunteer to help with classroom activities, distribute pizza, and give away free books.

Collect Food and Clothing for Students

  • Oct. 9-13 (from home)
  • South Kearns, a Title 1 school with 80 percent of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, needs food and new clothing for students. Donate items or host a donation drive, and drop them off at the UWSL office or the school by Oct. 13.

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You are also invited for a fun VAN Week celebration for a good cause on Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Pack the Pantry. Enjoy food from a local food truck and drinks at the new pub in town while learning about United Way’s work to get food to kids who need it.Tickets are $10 and include dinner and two drinks. Join us 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fisher Brewing Company. Buy your ticket now at packthepantry.uw.org!

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If you want to learn more about the Volunteer Action Network and the impact you can have as a United Way volunteer, contact stephanier@uw.org.

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