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.

Leadership Committee Applications for 2014-2015 are now available for all 3 Youth Services Groups. If interested in holding a leadership position, please download the correct application, fill it out, and return it to your Volunteer Coordinator as directed no later than August 6th.

Leadership Committee Application for Salt Lake City

Leadership Committee Application for Provo

Leadership Committee Application for Ogden

Our meetings are on the following dates:

    Salt Lake City - 555 East 300 South - 6:00 to 8:00 pm

  • Aug 11th
  • Sep 8th
  • Oct 13th
  • Nov 10th
  • Dec 8th
  • Jan 12th
  • Feb 9th
  • Mar 9th
  • Apr 13th
  • May 11th

    Provo - 865 North Freedom Blvd - 6:00 to 8:00 pm

  • Aug 12th
  • Sept 9th
  • Oct 14th
  • Nov 11th
  • Dec 9th
  • Jan 13th
  • Feb 10th
  • Mar 10th
  • Apr 14th
  • May 12th

    Ogden - 2955 Harrison Blvd - 6:00 to 8:00 pm

  • Aug 18th
  • Sep 15th
  • Oct 20th
  • Nov 17th
  • Dec 15th
  • Jan 5th
  • Feb 2nd
  • Mar 16th
  • Apr 20th
  • May 18th

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 22nd-26th 2015 for those in 9th 10th and 11th grade during the 2014-2015 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:

Greater Salt Lake Area:
Contact: Mariel Moats
Phone: 801-323-7010

Ogden and Northern Utah Area:
Contact: Sarah Tribe
Phone: 801-625-0866

Utah County and South:
Contact: Teresa Carlson
Phone: 801-373-8580