GOOD WITHOUT GOD

Join us as we give back to the community

Good Without God Volunteer Opportunities

Atheists of Utah hosts monthly volunteer activities, giving our organization a chance to give back to the community. Some of our projects and nonprofits include:

  • Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

  • Planned Parenthood

  • VOA/Youth Resource Center

  • Washington Square Gardens

  • Utah Food Bank

  • Light The Night Walk - Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Check out our calendar for currently scheduled events.

Upcoming Volunteer Events
 
 

Let's clean up some trash! We are holding our final Adopt-A-Highway clean-up of 2019 on Sunday, October 20th at 11 am. Our officially designated clean-up area is State Street/Highway 89 milepost 375 to milepost 377, which is roughly 1300 S. to 2800 S. This is a great way to boost our visibility and show others in the community that we can be "good without god".

We will meet in the ASA Insurance parking lot at 2200 South State Street (west side). The cleanup only takes about two hours. Afterwards, we reward ourselves with liquid refreshment and nourishment at a nearby establishment. We really hope to see you there!

 

Some Do's and Don'ts:

 

  • Bring some water so you don't dry up and blow away! AOU will provide a dispenser of cold, drinking water that you can fill up your reusable bottle from. We'll also have custom AOU water bottles available for sale. 

  • AOU will provide nitrile gloves so your hands won't smell like State Street funk.

  • We will be working outside! Bring (and use) sunscreen, hats, etc.

  • Because your future's so bright, you oughta wear shades.

  • Do NOT wear open-toed shoes/sandals. Keep those piggies safe from the world.

  • Do NOT pick up anything that could be considered a biohazard (condoms, needles, etc.).

  • Do NOT pick up anything that looks like it contains human waste, or any bottles with liquid in them. Let the trucker bombs stay where they lay.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings, and don't stray out into traffic.

  • Only fill the bags enough that they can still be closed.

 

Young heathens are welcome to participate in the cleanup as long as they meet our UDOT contractual requirement which states "All members of the Group on the roadside will be at least 11 years of age. Children 11 - 15 years of age will be under direct adult supervision." We don't want any smooshed kids - that would be a downer.

Stay tuned for our next volunteer event at Planned Parenthood!

 

We typically assemble safer sex kits, and any other tasks they could use our help with. Cash donations will be accepted, but not required.

 

The mission of Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah is to promote responsible sexual behavior and to reduce the physical, emotional and social costs of unplanned and unwanted pregnancy. PPACU is committed to:

  • Providing accurate information and education to individuals of all ages concerning the emotional and physical aspects of human sexual behavior and reproduction;

  • Providing affordable, high quality reproductive health services; and

  • Protecting and advocating for the rights of individuals to understand and manage their reproductive lives.

More information about Planned Parenthood can be found here:
facebook.com/PPACofUtah/info

plannedparenthood.org/utah

 

Help us fight hunger statewide! Stay tuned for our next volunteer event at the Utah Food Bank!

 

Typically, volunteer projects include sorting food donations, assembling food boxes and bags, repackaging food, and other various tasks. The Food Bank will do its best to have productive and meaningful projects set up, but please be prepared to potentially finish early and/or assist with cleaning projects. If you are able, please feel free to bring a donation of non-perishable food or cash. If you cannot donate money or goods, please come and donate your time!

 

Utah Food Bank guidelines:

 

  • Closed-toe shoes are required. NO flip-flops, sandals, or open-toed shoes permitted.

  • Keep safety in mind and ensure that those in your group are as well.

  • Keep off all mechanical/electrical equipment.

  • With the exception of Monday nights and Saturday afternoon "Family Shifts", all individuals in your party must be at least 12 years of age.

  • Volunteer work tends to be somewhat physical in nature, typically requiring one to be on their feet for long periods of time and have the ability to do some light to moderate lifting.

  • To maintain a healthy environment, if individuals in your group are feeling ill please encourage them to stay home.

 

Stay tuned for our next volunteer event at VOA's Youth Resource Center!

 

We've planned a meal, which we will prepare and serve, and then clean up afterwards during the 2 hour lunch slot. By volunteering to provide a meal, AOU can help the center's youth experience the feeling that our community wants to help and engage in their success. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

 

Volunteers of America, Utah's Youth Resource Center is a drop in resource center and emergency shelter for all youth aged 15-22 at-risk or experiencing homelessness. They provide essential basic need items, 3 hot meals a day, pantry food, showers, laundry, life-skills groups, housing and employment case management, dental and medical care assistance, with access to mental health services on-site.

 

More information about the Youth Resource Center can be found here: voaut.org/yrc

 

Have an idea for a volunteer opportunity? Send us an email!

© 2019 Atheists Of Utah. All rights reserved.