Schools and Youth Services



Boys and Girls Club Capitol West

567 W 300 N, Salt Lake City UT, 84116


* Homework Help: Tutoring is a fun way to get to know some amazing kids while helping them complete their homework. Many of our Clubs are looking for volunteers to help specifically with Math and Science homework.

* Dinner: Each evening our Clubs serve hundreds of snacks or dinners to our Club members. You can help! This program provides meals to hundreds of youth who wouldn’t otherwise receive dinner.

* Activities: Each afternoon, our Staff run a variety of activities. As a volunteer, you can help with these programs while working with staff members and developing relationships with youth.


​Occasionally there are opportunities to share your passion for art, dance, sports, computers, (or whatever your talent may be) with our youth. Offering a variety of programming gives our youth an avenue to express themselves in a healthy way, and explore their talents and skills.

Some of our Clubs are interested specifically in: dance, yoga, art, sports, Zumba, painting, coding, drawing, Photoshop, guitar, martial arts, photography, and guest speakers on different topics. These are opportunities are accepted on case-by-case basis.


Get involved with one of our fundraising or community events. These events provide opportunities to engage with corporate and/or community leaders, as well members of our community and Club families.

Fill out the application here:

United Way of Salt Lake mentor and tutoring opportunities at high-needs schools

Volunteers are an essential component to creating lasting social change on the issues of poverty, poor health, and lagging educational achievement. Mentor, tutor, and reader programs will allow you the opportunity to participate in a volunteer program that has immediate outcomes as well as contributes to the long term success of children and families.

More information:

Interest form, where you can specify location:


Paint Your Heart Out

NeighborWorks Salt Lake has been holding our annual Paint Your Heart Out event since 1985! We’ve painted over 810 homes and counting, and you can be part of it! We are always recruiting homes to paint so if you’re a veteran, elderly, have a disability, or are lower income, you may qualify! If you’d like to volunteer, we need help every year from recruiting homes to paint to the painting itself! Please email to get involved.

Community Improvement Projects

One of our favorite things about Community Building is supporting the excellent organizations in our neighborhood that are doing incredible work! We recently partnered with the Rose Park Community Council for a first-of-its-kind in Salt Lake City street mural known as the Paint the Pavement project! The idea was to put a mural in the street to help slow down traffic and beautify the neighborhood and many organizations came together to see it to beautiful fruition! Have a project on the Westside you’d like to partner on? Please contact

YouthWorks Program

YouthWorks is a community-based program that assists youth ages 14-18 in a pre-employment training and life skills building environment. The youth have a wide array of experiences in which to practice the skills they learn – including drug and alcohol prevention to healthy family life styles, to resume writing and community service. While youth learn these skills and give back to the community, they earn a bi-monthly stipend of $200, and get guidance on how to handle their first paycheck, establishing good money habits from day one.

YouthWorks focuses on skill development in two areas:

Life skills development – resistance strategies, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making, communication, goal setting, planning and implementation, team building, positive peer interaction.

Employment skills development – project assessment, planning, development and implementation, cost breakdowns, budgeting, time management and organization, resume writing, public speaking, and computer training.
Youth participate daily through real work experiences that contribute to the revitalization and beautification of the community. Projects include concrete, rough framing, finish carpentry, painting, landscaping, art murals, fence building, event set-up, clean-up and fundraising.

​The YouthWork program provides opportunities to emerging youth who need positive support in the community, at school, with family and peers. The program is designed for youth who are overcoming substance use, gang involvement, court recidivism, school failure and negative family and peer relations.

YouthWorks Program Objectives and Outcomes:

90% school attendance and passing grades

Terminate court involvement

Increased pro-social alternative activities

Increase drug and alcohol awareness
If you have questions about the program, contact YouthWorks Director Jenn Sanchez at (801) 539-1590 ext. 122 or You can also find YouthWorks on Facebook!

Backman Elementary

School volunteers – general help

Guadalupe School

Library Wish List

Child literacy tutoring K-6

Jackson Elementary

Please contact principal Jana Edward for volunteer opportunities at Jackson Elementary.

Office: (801) 578-8165

Meadowlark Elementary

Reading tutor for 4th grade and 2nd grade students

Neighborhood House

1050 W 500 S

The mission of Neighborhood House is to provide quality, affordable day care services to children and adults based on their ability to pay. Fees are determined on a sliding fee scale, making services affordable for low income families. It provides a NAEYC-accredited preschool program, before and after school programs, all-day summer programs, and adult programs. The Adult Day Service utilizes recreational and theraputic activities to maintain physical, mental, and social skills, as well as the highest possible level of independence.

Volunteers are a vital resource for providing an excellent experience for our clients. Volunteers can serve in many capacities at Neighborhood House. Neighborhood House will cater volunteer experiences to the individual volunteer or volunteer group, depending on requested activities and availability.