Volunteer opportunities abound in holiday season

Published: Friday, Dec. 7 2012 9:10 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — There are many organizations in the city seeking volunteers and donations during the holiday season.

Unless otherwise noted, RSVP for all projects to Savannah Wake, volunteer coordinator, at savannah.wake@slcgov.com or 801-535-6202.

• Human Rights Day: Monday, Dec. 10, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South. Five volunteers are needed, ages 16 and up, to help with check-in/tickets, coat check, food and beverage oversight, photography, and cleanup.

• Food and Warm Clothing Drive: Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Friday, Jan. 18. Take donations to city buildings between Dec. 12 and Jan. 19. Drive up and drop off your items during curbside collection events at the City-County Building, 250 S. 400 East, on Dec. 19 and Jan 16, 4-5:30 p.m.

• Residents from Districts 1 and 2 needed to serve on one of the city's many boards and commissions.

• Fall leaf raking: All community members are encouraged to participate and help their neighbors in need. Request a leaves-only bin by calling 801-535-6999.

• Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: VITA volunteers help low- to middle-income people complete their federal and state tax returns for free. All training is provided. Sign up at www.utahtaxhelp.org or contact Greg McDonald at greg@caputah.org

Visit the United Way website at www.uw.org/211 to view more volunteer opportunities in the Salt Lake area.

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