Among the many volunteer opportunities in Utah, not all are as easy and enjoyable as calling your Little and setting a time and day to go do something fun! And, right now, with it being the hottest time of the year, the best activities have everything to do with the summer sun!

There is plenty of daylight to work with during the summer, all you’ve got to do is make a simple plan and get outdoors. Here are three of our favorite summer activities that you should try the next time you get with your Little!


Yes, hiking! Whether you live in the 435 or 801/385, there are trails near you! And while you can find great volunteer opportunities in Utah or any other state, not all opportunities include exploring mountains! Thanks to Utah’s geography, it doesn’t take more than 30 minutes for the majority of Utah’s population to get to the base of a trail. With stunning views, a state of serenity, and an escape from the hustle and bustle, going for a hike is always a blast!


Swimming, slip-and-slides, water fights and any other water-related activities are usually enjoyed by all Littles during the summer. If building a slip-and-slide, turning on sprinklers, or creating and participating in a water balloon fight is too much work, you can find a public place to swim. It doesn’t matter whether you are 10, 20 or 50-years-old, everyone has fun beating the sun at a pool. You can, additionally, do the same thing at the shoreline of a lake or another large body of water. To stay cool with your Little this summer, find a water-related activity and your Little will be happy for sure!


Utah has no shortage of frozen dessert shops, and when it comes to volunteer opportunities in Utah, stopping by one of these places with your Little is going to be one of the easiest ways to spend quality time with them. Kids love sweets, and with how hot it is outside, ice cream, frozen custards, slushies, Slurpees, snow cones and so forth will brighten any child’s day!

All three of these ideas are concrete ways to entertain your Little and prompt meaningful mentoring moments. You have already taken advantage of one of the best volunteer opportunities in Utah by becoming a Big, now take advantage of what Utah’s weather offers you and get outside with your Little!