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Best places to volunteer in Park City, Utah

Ideas to volunteer in the Park City community:

Looking to volunteer in Park City? We’ve got you. Being home to the 2002 Olympic Games and the US Ski Team, Park City is the perfect place to connect with winter sports! Park City has a vibrant arts community, a ton of trails to hike/bike/run, and a very large collection of outlet malls.ย 

Park City really does have something for everyoneโ€™s interests, passions, and joy. Getting involved with any of the nonprofits below will surely add that extra breath of air so you can summit that peak!

What is POINT?

POINT is a free app that lets you pick the causes you care most about (think: homelessness, the environment, etc.). Then, curates a feed for you with volunteering opportunities for nonprofits working on those causes in Park City. Just tap โ€œgoโ€ and show up. So, POINT is like ClassPass for volunteering, with metrics on your profile that track your impact. 

Download free for iOS or Android, or get started on the web here.

Are you a nonprofit? Get started here.

Volunteer with Animals in Park City

There are so many ways to get involved with animals in Park City. For example, providing sanctuary for rescued farm animals, to helping connect veterans with companions.

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Nonprofits supporting animals in Park City

  • Nuzzles & Co. rescues some of the most vulnerable animals in Utah. Many of the animals cared for at their Rescue Ranch (outside of Park City). You can help by working with the cats and dogs, supporting events, andddd they even have youth and family volunteer opportunities. Bring on the little ones!
  • Paws For Life Utah has saved over 12,000 pets since 2012 (oh, the snuggles that must have been shared!). Volunteer to walk dogs on Saturdays, socialize cats, transport animals to safe locations, or (this one’s our favorite) play with some furry friends at adoption events helping them find their furever homes.
  • Sage Mountain rescues farm animals – think ๐Ÿท, ๐Ÿฎ, ๐Ÿ”, ๐Ÿ, and ๐Ÿ‘. Every Saturday you can help make sure the sanctuary is clean and fit for the animals.
  • Canines with a Cause connects veterans with dogs rescued from shelters, providing training and support to heal emotional and psychological wounds. You can help at events, with occasional field trips with the dogs in their prison program, and more.

Help End Poverty and Feed People in Park City, Utah

In Park City 1 in every 7 people live below the poverty line. With just over 8,400 people living in the city, that’s a lot of people. The nonprofits who help are ready for your support! 

  • Christian Center of Park City offers wrap-around services to the Park City community. Help out at the food pantry, with emergency assistance, counseling services, or dinner for seasonal workers. Volunteers can get food to those in need or keep the recreation equipment in good repair.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties addresses the continuing need for housing by building homes for individuals and families that would not otherwise be able to own a home. You can help at their Restore facility, on builds as they are available (anyone know how to use some power tools?! ๐Ÿšง), or by joining a committee.
  • Summit Community Garden brings the people together to learn new skills and grow sustainable food in Summit County. You can help in the community garden, in after school programs, or with special events (all while sitting in the glow of vast mountain ranges).

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Empower the Park City Community through Education

Opportunities to support the educational needs of the Park City community are ready for your involvement. One of the best things about Park City? Take the learning outside!

  • PC Reads brings awareness and resources that help with the early identification of struggling readers to both schools and families. You can help by becoming a reading advocate (we see you bookworms ๐Ÿ‘€).
  • SOS Outreach serves youth by combining outdoor exploration, adult mentorship, leadership skill development, and community service. Their goal? Help youth find joy, feel included, overcome challenges, improve their mental health, and become leaders.
  • National Ability Center breaks down perceived barriers so that people of all abilities can be empowered to get involved with recreation and outdoor activities. You can help with archery, climbing, or the equestrian program.

Nonprofits supporting Health in Park City

A healthy community provides complete social, physical, and mental well-being to ALL residents throughout life’s ups and downs. The Park City community knows this and the nonprofits below make that a reality. 

  • CONNECT Summit County brings to light the importance of acknowledging and supporting mental health needs. CONNECT Summit County shares available behavioral health services and advocates for increased spending on service. Want to help make sure everyone has the knowledge and support to improve their own mental health? Volunteer with this incredible org.
  • EATS Park City wants kids and families to be empowered to eat healthy foods (๐ŸŒถ ๐Ÿฅฆ ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿง„) and learn about sustainable growing. You can help with cooking classes, camps, school gardens, or share your skills by being a consultant.
  • Mountain Mediation Center believes that conflict resolution is key to helping people engage in the community. You can volunteer to help with mediation, restorative justice, community conversations, and more. 
  • Peopleโ€™s Health Clinic provides needed health services to uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch counties. Want to help our uninsured neighbors? Volunteer to organize a fundraiser (any students that need leadership experience – this one’s for you).

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Support the arts in Park City

Park City has a rich art community with over 20 art galleries. Additionally, the city hosts the annual Sundance Film festival every January. The nonprofits below may just have that creative fix you are looking for (and the community to back it up!).

  • Sundance Institute is dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences through the well-known Sundance Film Festival. Volunteers make the festival possible and you could be one of them. Maybe even do some celebrity spotting while there ๐Ÿ˜Ž 
  • Kimball Art Center believes art should be accessible to all and brings that mission to life in Park City. Volunteer to help support educational classes, workshops, camps; exhibitions, and community events.
  • Park City Film supports independent features, documentaries, and local cinema. You can volunteer at the drive-in, with ticketing, concessions, and ushering. Sounds like a good date night activity to us.

Volunteer for the environment in Park City

Park City has over 400 miles of trails, is home to multiple winter sports teams, and has some of the best snow on earth. So, let’s make sure it stays that way and volunteer to protect the environment ๐Ÿ’ช

  • Mountain Trails Foundation helps to maintain and build non-motorized trails in the Park City area.You can help at their races and special events, orrrr even become one of the Ambassadors.
  • Planet Earth First rescues construction sites’ unused materials that would end up in landfill and repurpose them for new projects. Volunteer to help with their indoor grow facility or with construction projects.
  • Recycle Utah is on a mission to reduce waste and prevent groundwater pollution by collecting hard-to-recycle materials and educating the community. Interested? Volunteerwith special events and programs such as The Water Festival for 4th graders, The Harvest Fest, 100 Mile Meal, or maybe event different collection events (prescription drugs, e-waste, etc.).
  • Save Our Canyons brings together recreationists, environmentalists, outdoor industry representatives, cabin owners, and city dwellers. If you value open spaces, environmental integrity, places to play, water quality, and access to trails – join them. Become a Wasatch Defender team and choose from all kinds of cool roles, like Communication and Outreach Volunteer, Wasatch Wilderness Steward, Policy Volunteer, or Save Our Canyons Office Help.

Volunteer for nonprofits in Park City

Check out these great organizations. Then, follow us @pointapp on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with the growing number of nonprofits on our platform.

You can download the free POINT app for iOS or Android to find available volunteering opportunities. And if you know of a nonprofit that you think should be on POINT, invite them here.

We offer all 501(c)3 nonprofits a free volunteer management system. Find out more here!

Questions on how your organization can use POINT? We would love to chat with you! Send a note to our favorite Utah native and Nonprofit Partnership Account Exec, brandy@pointapp.org.

Let’s #domoregood,
POINT

P.S. Also, we have a whole list of ways to get involved in ColumbusCincinnati, Austin, and Denver!

Photo Stephanie Page
Stephanie Page
Head of Outreach

No guilt trips, no sad stories. Just a chance to do something good.