Center for Civic Engagement

Big Hands
Volume 2 Issue 2 :: September 15, 2010

Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters group on campus!
BBBS jpg.jpg We're starting a group to go to Whittier Elementary School (16 S & 3 E) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, OR Fridays. Wednesday or Thursday times would be for one hour between 2:45-5:00pm or Friday would be 12:30-1:30pm. It's a year-long commitment, but if you live out of state or will be travelling a lot during the summer, you can stay in touch with your "Little" via phone, e-mail, postcards, etc. You have the option to switch days between semesters should that be better for your schedule. Contact Kayla Whidden at Click on the image to the left to see the flier!

Utah AIDS Foundation's Bike for Life needs riders!
bike1.jpg Bike for Life needs your help! This is the second year that the Utah AIDS Foundation is presenting Bike for Life. Registration is hurting...we need more riders! The ride is a simple hill climb up to the summit of Emigration Canyon. There is a turn-around/refreshment station about halfway up near the Hogle Zoo. The finish line is at the 9th and 9th Street Festival so fun is to be had by everyone! Registration begins at 8:00 am this Saturday September 18, 2010. You can register on site the day of, or before hand by visiting Registration is free, and any money you raise goes directly to the Utah AIDS Foundation to help support their community based programming. There are incentives too like an invitation to our exclusive 500 Club party hosted by Gastronomy. For information, contact Kit Spencer at

Legacy of Lowell Community Service Day
veg21.jpg Get you gloves, shovels, and rakes ready to help get the New Roots Refugee Garden ready for next spring! Come spend a few hours making new friends and getting to know the Ethiopian, Bhutanese, Chin, and Burundian communities in Salt Lake City. And if you don't like to garden there are other amazing service projects going on check the itinerary for other projects).It's not just about picking up rocks out of the dirt it is about showing the refugee community that we SUPPORT AND CARE about them!! For a full itinerary: If you have any questions call Jerika Michel at (801) 884-2615!

Step Out to Fight Diabetes Event
step out to fight1.jpg Have a great time and help with The American Diabetes Association's Step Out to Fight Diabetes, a fund-raising walk in Salt Lake City. The walk begins at This is the Place Heritage Park and ends at Utahs Hogle Zoo. Help is needed for all areas of the event; registration, set-up & clean-up, food service, rest stops, parking, goody bag stuffing, captain assistants, route marshals, greeters, etc. Food, zoo admission and an event T-shirt will be provided. Volunteers are asked for 4 hours of service. WHEN: Saturday, September 25th from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. **To volunteer or get more information, please contact Patricia at 1-888-342-2383 ex. 7073 or email to

International Coastal Cleanup
ocean-conservancy-logo1.jpg For the past 25 years, the Ocean Conservancy has organized the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), which is a marine debris collection that has grown to over 6,000 sites worldwide. Last year, there were close to 500,000 volunteers and 7.4 million pounds of trash cleaned up in over 100 countries. Utah has taken part in this cleanup the past seven years, but with little presence and impact. Through collaboration with The Living Planet Aquarium, Friends of Great Salt Lake, and Great Salt Lake Institute, the ICC is going to be bigger and more effective than ever in 2010. Four sites in Utah have currently been chosen; Great Salt Lake Marina, Jordan River Park, Jordanelle State Park, and Legacy Nature Preserve. Lets work together to clean up the amazing and unique waterways Utah has to offer. Learn more and sign up at or contact Amanda Fadling: cell 435.640.8856.


Saturday, September 18th

Legacy of Lowell Community Service Day, Bike for Life

Saturday, September 25th

Step Out to Fight Diabetes, International Coastal Cleanup

Saturday, October 16th

Mark your calendar for the next Habitat for Humanity build. Contact Dominique Lowen

The Utah Community Food Co-op

Don't forget to order your shares by October 8th at midnight, for pickup on October 23rd. Go to or contact Kayla Whidden for more information or to volunteer at

S.L.I.C.E. - Student Leaders in Civic Engagement

Do you want to lead your own service project? We'll fund it! Contact Kayla Conover at for more information.

The $100 Difference

Do you have a good idea that you want to implement on campus or around the community? Let us know, and we'll help you carry it out! Contact Kayla Conover at

Volunteer with the Campus Garden!

The Westminster Environmental Center needs volunteers every week for the On-Campus Garden (Wednesdays from 4 to 6PM), the Produce Stand (Wednesdays from 12-2PM). Contact Meghan Johnston at

Westminster Bicycle Collective

The Environmental Center is seeking volunteers with knowledge about bicycles to volunteer in an on-campus collective. Students can bring their bikes for repair on Thursdays from 4 to 6 PM in The Commons. Please contact Stephanie Tomlin at


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