Get Out & HEAL: May 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 Some ideas you can use to give back to our community this month.

Community Engagement

Māsima: Pacific Islands Film Tour with the Utah Pacific Island Film Series and the Salt Lake Film Society

When: May 18 – May 24, 2023
Where: Broadway Centre Cinemas + Online
Summary: Māsima exists to bring Pacific Island films to our Pacific Island community here in the Salt Lake Valley that they wouldn’t typically be able to access through online streaming services. The Salt Lake Film Society and staff at the Broadway Centre Cinemas understands the importance of making all communities feel like their stories are being shared and we are grateful to be working alongside them for another year of Pasifika film.

RSVP: For additional questions about Māsima contact Lauren@pik2ar.org. Stay tuned!

Wasatch Community Gardens Annual Spring Plant Sale

When:Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Rowland Hall | 720 Guardsman Way, SLC, UT, 84108


Wasatch Community Gardens will be offering up more than 40,000 food-growing plant starts, including an eye-popping selection of annual vegetables grown at their certified organic Green Phoenix Farm.

Stay tuned for details, and sign-up for our newsletter for the most comprehensive details about new varieties, insider event tips-and-tricks, and how to care for your plant babies once you bring them home.

Image of Kasha Patel pouring water on the Utah State Capitol. with the Text "STAND UP AND HEAL" Comedy night with Kasha Patel, Thursday May 11, from 6 -8:30 PM at WISEGUYS COMEDY CLUB TICKETS ON SALE FOR $25 190 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. A CURE FOR LEGISLATIVE CURE.

Get out and HEAL: Enviro-Comedy night

When: Thursday, May 11 | Doors open at 6 PM
Where: Wiseguys Comedy Club| 194 South 400 West | Salt Lake City, UT 84101


This year’s legislative session was a tough one, and we could all use some humor to help us recover. Please join HEAL Utah for our first-ever stand-up comedy night. Cure that legislative hangover with a fun night filled with laughter and a lighter approach to our annual legislative recap. After a short recap of the session by the HEAL Utah policy team, enjoy comedy by our headliner, Kasha Patel.

Utah Bike Month


May is national bike month, and we encourage you to participate in the many activities Move Utah will offer this month! From joining the Strava challenge to playing Bike Bingo, there is something for everyone!

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

Utah City Creek Cleanup

When: May 20, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Where: State Capitol Upper Parking Lot East Capitol Blvd. Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Summary: Join Keep Nature Wild for a cleanup at City Creek + Memorial Grove Park! Participants are encouraged to bring friends, family, and leashed/friendly pets.

Become a Community Scientist with Sageland Collaborative

Summary: Sageland Collaborative offers volunteer opportunities to allow members of the community to collect data that is vital to wildlife conservation in the West. Data collection trips in the field range from one-day excursions in the Wasatch Front to ownership of a research site for an entire field season.

You can get involved in these projects in many ways, including:
Counting birds at feeders for the mysterious Black Rosy-Finch
Documenting boreal toads in wilderness areas
Identifying and sorting wildlife images captured by our trail cameras
Building beaver dam analogues (BDAs) to restore riparian areas
…and more!

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.