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Community Partner Programs 

  • Weekly volunteering with over 45 local community organizations
    • Semester-Based Commitments
      • All programs are organized into 6 Issue Areas:
        • Advocacy, Arts and Recreation, Education, Health and Wellness, Mentorship, Sustainability and Food Justice
      • Submit your Volunteer Interest Form today

Saturday Service Projects  

  • Join hundreds of your peers in support of community
    • One-Time Commitments
      • Legacy of Lowell - Sept. 16th, 2023
      • TBD - November 11th, 2023
      • MLK Day of Service - January 13th, 2024
      • Environment & Sustainability - April 20th, 2024

Service Corner 

  • Do-it-yourself project kits
    • One-Time Commitments
      • Knit hats or scarfs, decorate journals, or write birthday cards
      • Union 101 (available year-round) & Kahlert Village kiosk (closed for the summer)
  • Weekly Group Projects
    • One-Time Commitments
      • Complete themed projects at these 2 hour events offered weekly during fall/spring
      • Registration is required to attend. Usually held inside Kahlert Village.

Student Leader Positions  

  • Lead by example, gain leadership experience
    • Academic-Year Commitments
      • Application dates
        • 2023-2024 Student Leader positions are still available!
        • 2024-2025 positions will open around February 2024

Community Bulletin Board 

  • Additional volunteer opportunities outside the Bennion Center
    • Various Commitments
      • One-time events, Ongoing, and Internships/jobs


Alternative Breaks  

  • Justice-based work over school breaks and weekends
    • Week-Long Plus Commitments
      • Fall and Spring break opportunities
        • Applications for spring '24 will be open from Nov. 6th-Jan. 16th

Learning Abroad

  • Half semester courses & 7-days of travel
    • Monteverde, Costa Rica (spring break)
      • Apply by Nov. 1st
    • Havana, Cuba (fall break & summer) 
      • Apply by June 1st (fall) or February 15th (summer)


Utah Reads 

  • Tutor local elementary students (work-study position)
    • Academic-Year Commitment
      • Must be eligible for Federal Work Study to apply


Service House 

  • Live on-campus with 12 community-minded residents
    • Academic-Year Commitment
      • Located in the historic Officers Circle, all majors are welcome]
        • Applications close around mid-January for the following academic-year

Gail Miller Community Engagement Tower at Kahlert Village 

  • On-campus residence for first-year students only
    • Academic-Year Commitment
      • Applications close around early April for the following academic-year
      • Resident Advisor positions are available
    • H.I.V.E. LLC
      • Join our brand new High Impact Volunteer Engagement Living Learning Community inside the Gail Miller Community Engagement Tower at Kahlert Village


Bennion Scholars  

  • Complete a capstone project, earn an academic honor
    • Multi-Year Commitment
      • Priority Application dates:
        • April 1st for Fall semester
        • November 15th for Spring semester

Community Engagement Certificate  

  • Commit to leadership for social change
    • Multi-Year Commitment
      • 21 credits and a capstone project
      • Pursuit of this academic credential can begin anytime

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Designated Courses  

  • Experiential learning outside the classroom. Over 200 (CEL) designated courses offered at the U.
    • Semester-Based Commitment
      • BENN 1020: Pathways to Community Engagement
      • BENN 2030: Intro to Civic Leadership



Volunteer Interest Form

Click the link below to view all active Bennion Center opportunities

You can select up to 3 options and we'll contact you!


Upcoming Ways to Engage

Become a Bennion Center student leader for 2024-2025!


Join teams of U of U students in support of 45+ local non-profits 

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Flexible, one-time volunteer commitments to get started



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Last Updated: 3/25/24