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
Youth Services has had three in-person groups that met in Salt Lake, Springville and Ogden in previous years and for the 2020-2021 program year will meet virtually as one group. Youth will meet by Zoom meetings monthly to learn, teach, get involved and be part of something greater than themselves. Any youth ages 13-18 can be a part of Red Cross Youth Services. Fill out a Youth Volunteer Application to get added to our invite list and come see what volunteering with the Red Cross is all about!
For the 2020-2021 program year, our meetings are on the following dates:
Virtual Zoom Meetings on the 2nd Monday of every month
August 17th (3rd Monday)
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 21-25, 2021 for those in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade during the 2020-2021 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 Preparedness Volunteer
Become trained as a Disaster Preparedness Volunteer and deliver preparedness education to communities and individuals. Youth also help support our Home Fire Campaign by pre-canvassing neighborhoods with information and educating individuals and families about fire safety education and installing free smoke alarms in homes.
Serve and Support Veterans
Youth can participate in ongoing activities to support our service men and women both active duty and veteran. We make holiday cards and care packages and do all kinds of service activities.
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!
Host or Volunteer at a Blood Drive
Through Red Cross programs youth can earn rewards for sponsoring blood drives and recruiting blood donors and in-person opportunities are available for anyone wanting to help check-in blood donors at a blood donation center or mobile blood drive in their area.
And Much More
Youth Services members also do other projects not listed here that benefit the community or world.