Youth Services Program

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Get involved. Save Lives. And change your own forever...

Utah Region Youth Services is not only a place where youth can get involved and make a difference in the lives of others; it’s also a place where they can make a difference in their own lives. Our program is a capacity building leadership program that will:
  • Get you involved in all Red Cross mission
  • Promote community involvement & stewardship
  • Build your leadership capacity by providing leadership opportunities
  • Strengthen your appreciation of diversity and show you how it applies to leadership
  • Give you experience that will improve your resume and grow your social intelligence
There are three Youth Services Groups in Utah that make up the whole Youth Services Family: Salt Lake, Provo and Ogden. In each area a group of youth meets monthly to learn, teach, get involved and be part of something greater than themselves. Any youth ages 14-18 can be a part of The Utah Region Youth Services Groups. Come to one of our meetings and see what it is all about and fill out a Youth Volunteer Application.

Our meetings are on the following dates:

    Salt Lake City - 6616 South 900 East – 6:00 to 8:00 pm (2nd Monday of every month)

  • Aug. 14th
  • Sept 11th
  • Oct 9th
  • Nov 13th
  • Dec 11th
  • Jan 8th
  • Feb 12th
  • Mar 12th
  • Apr 9th
  • May 14th

    Provo - 865 North Freedom Blvd. – 6:00 to 8:00 pm (2nd Tuesday of every month)

  • Aug. 8th
  • Sept 12th
  • Oct 10th
  • Nov 14th
  • Dec 12th
  • Jan 9th
  • Feb 13th
  • Mar 13th
  • Apr 10th
  • May 8th

    Ogden - 2955 Harrison Blvd. – 6:00 to 8:00 pm (3rd Monday of every month, 2nd Monday in January & February)

  • Aug 21st
  • Sept 18th
  • Oct 16th
  • Nov 20th
  • Dec 18th
  • Jan 8th
  • Feb 12th
  • Mar 19th
  • Apr 16th
  • May 21st

Activities

Change Your Life at Leadership Development Camp
This is our most important and impactful activity of the year and the beginning part of our Leadership Capacity Building Program. LDC is a weeklong camp June 25-29, 2018 for those in 9th 10th and 11th grade during the 2017-2018 school year. Participants learn leadership skills through values clarification, diversity and pushing themselves out of their comfort zone. Without a doubt this camp changes everyone who participates.

Become a Disaster Services Volunteer
Youth Council members can be trained as Disaster Volunteers for the American Red Cross. Upon completion of this training, youth will be assigned to Disaster Action Teams, on-call groups of volunteers trained to respond to emergencies such as house fires and larger scale disasters. These volunteers provide food, clothing and shelter to those in need.

Serve and Support Veterans
Youth in all three chapters do monthly activities to support our service men and women both active duty and veteran. We make holiday cards, visit them and do all kinds of service.

Learn CPR
Learn lifesaving skills that will make you able to act when you are faced with medical emergency.

Join our Youth Social Media Team
We are creating a team of youth to lead a social media and communications movement within our region. This is a great opportunity for any youth thinking of this for a career.. or that they just like to tweet.

Learn about International Humanitarian Law
The American Red Cross was instrumental in founding humanitarian laws, which protect civilians during wartime Youth may also receive IHL training and help bring awareness of international human rights issues to other youth. They learn about International Humanitarian Law while having a great time. Both of these experiences look great on a resume!

Help Provide Lifesaving Measles and Rubella Vaccinations for Children
The American Red Cross along with the Center for Disease Control, UNICEF, the UN, and the World Health Organization collaborate on this initiative to eradicate measles throughout the world. Measles is an infection caused by virus that can kill children who live in the poorest of conditions and have little access to proper healthcare. Youth Council members raise money by selling Measles Initiatives Pins for $1.50 in their schools. $1.50 = 1 vaccine for a child in a developing country = a child’s life potentially saved!

Become a Community Disaster Education Instructor
Basic Aid Training is a safety course for children in grades 3-5. Topics covered include first aid, choking prevention, rescue breathing, fire prevention and emergency planning, and many other safety topics. Youth Council members can teach BAT in after school programs in grade schools near them.

And Much More
Youth Council members also do other projects not listed here that benefit the community or world.
Fill out a Youth Volunteer Application

For More information please feel free to contact:

Contact: Meesh Gapinski
Phone: 801-209-2266

Contact: Kristy Denlein
Phone: 801-323-7023