According to National & Community Service, Utah is ranked first in the nation for volunteer work for 13 consecutive years. This trend seems to be less about the number of volunteer opportunities in Utah and more about the people. Citizens of Utah are known for their willingness to help their neighbors, even if it’s outside of an organized effort.
At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we want to send out a special thank-you to our local Bigs who have chosen to take advantage of our mentoring volunteer opportunities in Utah. The positive impact that you have on the lives of youth and their families is deep and lasting.
The donations and support we receive make ur mentoring volunteer opportunities in Utah possible. These donations go to helping us pair Littles with Bigs in an environment that is safe and positive for all involved. They also go to helping improve the lives of fellow community members.
Let’s not break our streak as a state! According to UServeUtah, more than 1.1 million Utah residents volunteered to help their communities. That service adds up to more than $3.2 billion in economic value. This culture of volunteer work can do a lot to keep our communities cleaner, safer environments for children and youth.
If you are looking for ways to give back to your community, you might consider becoming a Big. Your influence could change a child’s life for the better. Studies have found that kids paired with the one-on-one mentors in our program perform better in school, improve in their relationships and have more confidence in themselves. Visit our website to learn more!