Get Out & HEAL: April volunteer and community engagement opportunities.


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

Utah Film Center Screening of All That Breathes

When: Wednesday, April 5th at 7 pm
Where: The City Library in downtown Salt Lake
Summary: Join the Utah Film Center celebrating earth month with a screening of the Sundance and Cannes award-winning film, All That Breathes. Join us afterward as KUER’s Radiowest host, Doug Fabrizio, hosts a lively discussion with film director Shaunak Sen, talking about dealing with some of the world’s poorest air quality, which parallels some of the concerns of those who live in the Salt Lake Valley.

Water Trivia with Seven Canyons Trust

When: Thursday, Apr 27, 2023| 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: Squatters Brewing | 159 300 WSalt Lake City, UT, 84101United States

Summary: Join us for our popular quarterly Water Trivia at Squatters Brewing! This event combines water-themed education with fun, friendly competition for a watershed cause. Teams test their Wasatch water knowledge in ten trivia questions and a final wager on topics ranging from global water systems to local hydrology. 


For Teens By Teens Youth Summit

When: January 27 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

Where: William R. & Erlyn J. Gould Auditorium at the Marriott Library, 295 S Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112


A day dedicated to honoring and advocating for those who worked and lived downwind from nuclear testing sites and suffered the adverse effects of radiation exposure generated from nuclear weapons testing. Join HEAL Utah and special guest Mary Dickson for a film screening of “Downwinders: Did the government kill John Wayne.” an art exhibit and panel.

Tracy Aviary Party For The Planet

When: April 21, 10:00 AM

Where: Tracy Aviary at Liberty Park, 589 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT, 84105

Summary: Mother Earth deserves a party and Tracy Aviary knows how to make it wild!

Families can join this Earth Day celebration on April 21 at Tracy Aviary in Liberty Park, and at Tracy Aviary’s Jordan River Nature Center on Saturday! During the event, you will learn how to care for and enjoy our planet through exciting hands-on activities, amazing bird encounters, and insightful demonstrations.

Earth Day river Cleanup

When: April 22, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where: Three Creeks Confluence, 1300 S. 900 E. Salt Lake City, UT, 84104

Summary: Join Seven Canyons Trust, Join Glendale Neighborhood Council, Jordan River Commission, Keep Nature Wild, Love Your Block – Salt Lake City, My Hometown – Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Public Lands, and Tree Utah in cleaning up 17 miles of Jordan River in Salt Lake City! Registration is required to participate and opportunities will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. All ages and abilities are welcome!

More ways to get involved

Image of HEAL Utah volunteers helping supporters with tickets

Volunteering with us can happen in a variety of ways: tabling at events, attending hearings or press conferences, office work, phone banking, writing a letter to the editor, lobbying, and much more! No matter what your availability is, if you’re interested in volunteering with us, we have options to suit your schedule.


By filling out the following form, you will receive updates on different opportunities to volunteer. Please note that this does not require you to do anything. Instead, it allows us to contact you 

TAKE ACTION + Volunteer

Support the Decision to Deny a Polluting Class V Landfill on the Shores of Great Salt Lake.

When: NOW- April 10

Summary: The Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control will accept public comments on the proposal to reclassify a landfill to accept hazardous waste from California and other out-of-state municipal waste on the shores of Great Salt Lake.

Kearns and Magna public comment period opportunity.

Kennecott Mine is applying for a permit to extend their tailings ponds for their open pit copper mine operation toward the Great Salt Lake Playa and extend overall operations to 2038. Two public hearings for communities proximate to the operation will be held:

April 4, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm MT, at the Webster Community Center, 8952 West 2700 South, Magna, Utah

April 5, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm MT, at the Element Event Center, 5624 South Cougar Lane, Kearns, Utah 84118

Written comments will be accepted until April 15, 2023, but scoping comments also may be submitted at any time before the publication of the Draft EIS according to the release.

Clean The Darn Air (CTDA) Signature Gathering

Summary: Advocate for clean air by joining CTDA to collect signatures for a carbon pricing ballot initiative (learn more here). Gathering signatures is another impactful way to take action beyond writing an op-ed or contacting your lawmakers.

SIGN UP: Contact Dave dave@cleanthedarnair.org

Citizen Science with Tracy Aviary

Summary: The Aviary is now recruiting for The Salt Lake Avian Collision Survey (SLACS) project! Help them investigate the interaction between light pollution and bird-building collisions. As a volunteer, you will conduct early morning surveys around buildings in downtown Salt Lake City and help us rescue birds that have collided with buildings!

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.