Volunteer + community engagement opportunities

Looking for ways you can get more involved in your community? From neighborhood cleanups and festivals to supporting local businesses and organizations, here are 10+ ideas you can use to give back to our community this month.

Community Engagement

West Valley Farmers Market

Every Thursday at Centennial Park @5-9pm

Wasatch Wildflower Festival

Organization: Cottonwood Canyon Foundation: July 9,10, 16, & 17 @9am-1pm. Locations vary.

Bears Ears Summer Gathering

Organization: Utah Dine

July 19-21 at Bears Ears NM

A Fire side Chat With Leah Thomas 

Organization: HEAL Utah

July 2 at Under The Umbrella Bookstore

Volunteer Opportunities.

Food Justice 

Type of volunteering: distribute healthy meals to people experiencing homelessness.

Serve a Meal at the Women’s Resource Center 

Type of volunteering: Assisting with meal prep and food service for up to 200 women who are experiencing homelessness.

Volunteer with the Jordan River Commission 

Type of Volunteering: Volunteer opportunities will include trailhead cleanups, storm drain clearing and maintenance, and restoration work. 

Celebrate Latino Conservation Week

This week-long national celebration is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the Latinx community’s connection to the outdoors and natural resource conservation.

Grass background with a blue snowboard with the text GEAR SWAP JULY 16. Throughout the image there are images of gear.

FREE Gear Swap

Join HEAL Utah for their second annual Gear Swap @ Uinta Brewery. Bring your gentle used items and swap with others.  

Sabores de Mi Patria 

Wasatch Community Gardens, in collaboration with Artes de México en Utah, is hosting a series of workshops that will increase participants’ understanding and appreciation of the cultural legacy of Milpa and The Three Sisters(which are both traditional systems of growing corn, beans, and squash) as symbols of indigenous identity.

Night at the Aviary 

Come celebrate Latino Conservation Week at Tracy Aviary! We’re offering a FREE after-hours night featuring: tours of bird exhibits, art activities, and tables by our partner organizations!

Paddle the river 

Join Tracy Aviary & the Jordan River Commission for a canoe trip! Learn about environmental conservation and visit the Jordan River Nature Center. All gear is provided.

Educational Hike on the Rocky Peak Trail

Come join SUWA and HEAL Utah for an educational hike along the Rocky Peak Trail in the Three Peaks Recreation Area. We will be exploring the topics of conservation of the nearby Antelope Mountain Range, conservation and its close links with Latinx culture and heritage, as well as explore the history of the nearby Old Spanish National Historic Trail.

Learn more about Latino Conservation Week by visiting their website. 

What does this have to do with Environmental Policy?

We are strong believers in collaboration and ensuring that our policy decisions and writing are created with the best intentions to support communities. We will continue to listen, collaborate and find community-based solutions to solve the biggest environmental threats that Utah faces.