The poet, Henry Longfellow said: “No man or woman is so poor as to have nothing worth giving.” This is the vitality of volunteering; it is something that anyone can do – no matter where they live, their age, income, religious or cultural affiliation. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity that is open to all of us and there are a variety of opportunities throughout American Fork City to get involved, from serving on a Board or Commission to participating as a volunteer.
Meals on Wheels
Meals-on-Wheels (PDF) needs volunteer drivers 1 day a week, for 1 hour, in a limited delivery radius from American Fork Senior Center. Volunteers use their own vehicles to pick up the food at the Senior Center and deliver the meals to the elderly, ill, frail, or disabled senior in their homes. If you are interested in delivering Meals-On-Wheels, please contact Jimmy Golding at 801-229-3821.
The Parks and Recreation Committee has identified a service opportunity to help keep the trees in the parks looking nice by digging rings around the trees and placing mulch to keep the weeds and grass down. To learn more about this project click here to review the guidelines and best practices. Anyone interested in helping out with this project should contact Jason Thomson, Parks Superintendent, at 801-763-3060.
Red Cross Smoke Detectors
The Red Cross is looking for scouts interested in a service opportunity or Eagle Scout Projects. The Red Cross needs people to go door to door in American Fork offering free smoke detectors to qualified residents who are in need. This service can be done year round and is coordinated by the Fire Department. Those interested can contact Fire Captain Leif Nelson at LNelson@afcity.net.
Senior Companion Program
Utah County Senior Services is looking for seniors (55+) who would like to serve other seniors in their community. Volunteers will receive a small stipend, reimbursement for mileage, and paid training once a month. Volunteers must be income eligible, be willing to serve 15+ hours per week and have the desire to help others. If you have questions or would like us to mail you an application call Senior Services at 801-851-7767. Or find the Senior Companion Program online at www.utahcountyhealth.org/seniorcompanion or the Foster Grandparent Program at www.utahcountyonline.org. Seniors who may need help and would like to take advantage of this program can also call Senior Services at 801-851-7767.