UNITED WAY OF UTAH COUNTY

Jobs and Internships

Open Positions

United Way Utah Valley Paratransit is looking for kind, caring, safety oriented people to drive for their transportation team.  Paratransit is responsible for transporting senior citizens and people with disabilities around Utah County.  This service allows these populations to have access to much needed work, shopping & medical care.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with individuals who have mental and physical dishabilles as well as senior citizens
  • Drive a set route and meet pick up and drop off window times
  • Help passengers on and off the bus
  • Secure wheelchairs—will require bending and kneeling
  • Create a safe and secure environment for passengers
  • Clean and sanitize bus daily

Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude
  • Professional behavior
  • Safety conscious
  • Flexibility
  • Understanding and willingness to help people with disabilities

Requirements (all can be completed after hire):

  • Pass a background check and drug & alcohol screening (to be completed after hire)
  • DOT Medical card required
  • Obtain a Class C commercial driver’s license and passenger endorsement (assistance available to help obtain this license)

Work Schedule: Full-time & part-time positions available. Morning, afternoon & and weekend only shifts available. Part-time shifts are generally 5:00AM-10:00AM, 1:30PM-6:00PM and 5:00PM-9:30PM

Salary & Benefits: $14—16 per hour, compensation depends on experience and a raise will be given after training is complete. United Way of Utah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Full-time benefits include medical and dental insurance, HSA or flex spending plan, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, retirement benefits, as well as life and disability insurance.

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Gary Tippets at garyt@unitedwayuc.org  Position open until filled.

Internships

Anxiety and depression are growing issues among kids and teenagers. United Way’s EveryDay Strong project is on a mission to empower parents and other caring adults to know how to build resilience in children.

We’ve already reached over twenty thousand families in Utah and we’re still spreading. As the Mental Health Social Media Intern, you’ll help us remix featured content for our Facebook and Instagram channels to reach more families and teach them how to help their kids feel safe, connected, and confident.

Your qualifications:

  • good writing skills and willingness to revise
  • a passion for mental health and the ability to refine your own thinking about what mental health is
  • the ability to stay on top of tasks and contribute to a team environment
  • fluent in English, excellent grammar
  • basic technical literacy (if you can use programs like PowerPoint and Word easily, you’ll be set)

Hours per week: 10-15 (flexible; remote possible)

Day to day activities:

  • review that week’s featured content and edit/shorten it for an Instagram caption
  • select quality photos from our library that match the caption
  • use Canva to create simple graphics/quote images that teach a lesson
  • make sure the “link in bio” matches the content for that week
  • draft one email newsletter per month
  • draft one article for the local paper per month

We love teaching you all these skills! We anticipate that you will walk away with a strong portfolio of meaningful projects that you can claim full responsibility for.

This is a volunteer position. Usually, it qualifies for school credit: you will need to check the exact requirements of your school. We are happy to fill out any needed paperwork or adjust the job description as needed. There is also a possibility of being supervised by an LCSW if your school requires it for credit.

To apply, please submit the following to michaelanng@unitedwayuc.org:

  • your resume
  • a short cover letter (1-3 paragraphs) explaining how this job might contribute to your long-term career goals and why you would be a good fit for the position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

A free service designed to promote a healthy, secure and enjoyable beginning for parents, new babies and their family members. Interns play a crucial role in the success of this program Some responsibilities include: assisting with playgroups, home visitation, weekly parenting class throughout Utah County, recruiting and matching volunteers with families, and more!

Welcome Baby is looking for 3 interns. A 15 hr/week minimum commitment is required. Must be willing to do home visits.

To apply, please visit:  https://welcomebabyuc.org/volunteer

Program Description:  The South Franklin Community Center (SFCC) works to increase the quality of life in the South Franklin neighborhood by:

  • Providing access to programs that promote individual growth and achievement.
  • Encouraging community participation and leadership.
  • Offering opportunities for residents to become more invested and connected.

Position Description and Responsibilities:  The SFCC Intern will work closely with the SFCC Site Coordinator to assist Volunteers who run various programs at the Center.  These programs consist of but are not limited to Children’s Activities (choir, dance, science club, reading club, homework help, coding, art, soccer, literacy, and private music lessons), Adult Activities (digital inclusion, cultural integration, crafts, ESL, Zumba, art, and monthly Community Cafes) and a variety of special events (Health Fair, Halloween Party, Christmas Party, etc.).

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with volunteers to coordinate materials needed for their classes
  • Tracking participant registrations
  • Taking participant attendance
  • Responding to communications
  • Attending weekly staff meeting
  • Coordinating a special event
  • Other office tasks as necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Ability to collaborate with team members, volunteers, and participant families
  • Spanish language helpful but not required

Benefits and Compensation:  This is an unpaid internship

Work Schedule:  Must commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week.  Flexible scheduling is available between the hours of 3pm and 7pm Monday through Friday.

To apply, please visit https://welcomebabyuc.org/volunteer

Program Description: Help Me Grow Utah (HMGU) is a free statewide family information line designed to promote the optimal development of young children by:

  • linking families to information and community resources related to child development and parenting
  • providing personalized care coordination
  • and creating and facilitating partnerships within the community to improve the availability and quality of services for families.

Position Description and Responsibilities: The Parent Support Intern works with our team of Parent Support Specialists and have the opportunity to contact families to help them enroll, review developmental screenings with parents, and more. If you are interested in learning what types of resources are available throughout the state, this internship may be a great fit for you.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working with families via phone, email or text
  • Interpreting and giving results of child development questionnaires to parents
  • Researching community and informational resources to provide the family as applicable
  • Attending meetings and outreach events as they are available
  • Writing blog posts about child development topics of interest to you
  • Other office tasks as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants should be currently enrolled in or have graduated from a Child Development, Public Health, Psychology or Behavioral Science, Family Studies, or similar program
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to participate in collaborative teamwork among staff, interns and volunteers
  • Willing to take initiatives on projects
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Proper telephone etiquette, including active listening and assessment skills

Benefits and Compensation: This is a volunteer internship position.

Work Schedule: Must commit to a minimum of 15 hours a week. Flexible scheduling available. Position based in Provo, UT. Start date is flexible.

To apply, please visit https://helpmegrowutah.org/who-we-are/get-involved