The Cache Valley Volunteer Center was created to provide service opportunities for individuals, groups and agencies in our community and is a tool to help those who want to share volunteer opportunities.
To promote volunteerism in Cache Valley as a means of fostering increased citizen involvement in the community and enabling public and private non-profit agencies to enhance or maintain human services.
Help for Seniors and others
Hyrum Senior Center “BOOtique”
The Witch’s Annual Bootique is here! Friday, October 3rd from 10:00-6:30 pm and Saturday, October 4th from 9 am – 2 pm at the Hyrum Senior Center at 675 E Main in Hyrum. Everyone is invited – no age requirement! Free admission, door prizes and gifts from local vendors for Halloween and fall will be on sale. Please call Vicki at 245-3570 for more information.
Wednesday, October 8th 10 AM – 3:00 PM
A Red Cross community blood drive to be hosted at Ophir-Spiricon in North Logan. Everyone is welcome. Fruit and drinks will be provided by Ophir-Spiricon. They are Located at 3050 north 300 west North Logan behind Lazy One Pajamas.
Career Expo and Open House at BATC Oct 7th, 4:30-7 p.m. Get information about our program and meet the staff! Our new director, Alex Stoddard, can be reached email@example.com
Oct 11, 10:00 a.m. Bridgerland Literacy will have a float for the USU homecoming parade. We welcome any of our volunteers who would like to come and decorate and be on the float (further details to be announced)
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Founder’s Day 2014
The Board of Directors for Sunshine Terrace Foundation invite you to join us as we celebrate and honor our Lifetime Service Recipient, Jennie Christensen and President’s Award Recipient, Janet Osborne. Come help us recognize their contributions and commitment to the Sunshine Group and Cache Valley.
When: Wednesday, October 15th from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Where: Riverwoods Conference Center
625 S Riverwoods Parkway, Logan
Refreshments will be served. Call Alta to RSVP or for more information at 435-752-0411
Loaves and Fishes Community Meal
With the ongoing need for feeding body and spirit, the Loaves and Fishes team is looking for someone to join in once a month to help facilitate the volunteer crews at our meals. The commitment is from 9-2 one Saturday each month and the pay-off is incredible! For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or amy.anderson@
Logan Library Events
New Friends of the Library Event
For more information, contact: Logan Library, 255 North Main, Logan, Utah
Natalie Gregory 435-716-9133
Race The Reaper
Friday, Oct. 24th 7:00 – 11:00 PM
The liveliest Halloween night-time 5k event in the universe. Or anywhere else. Race the Reaper™. Lace up your tenny runners for the 5k race of your life. Or, shall we say, for your life. Beat the Reapers. More Details…
May 10-October 18 Cache Valley Gardner’s Market
CVGM is planning a full array of special events days to add spice to the gardeners market season. In addition to weekly offerings of live musical entertainment, specialty and featured booths, the market has announced the following special events. Hope you can join us!
State Farm has been a wonderful partner for the Cache Valley Volunteer Center and TEAM Mentoring this year. They have provided a couple of key grants that have made it possible for us to keep the TEAM Mentoring program going strong. I’m not sure we would have survived some our challenges without their support, but the State Farm funding has been helped TEAM to become strong and vibrant.
Through the Youth in the Driver’s Seat grant our youth have had a year-long focus on safe driving. Beginning with Celebrate My Drive in the Fall, a safe driving themed entry at the North Logan Pumpkin Walk, a safe driving themed gingerbread house display, and a whole lot more leading up to the upcoming safe driving rally.
In addition, a State Farm corporate grant provided a much-needed base for the career readiness, college prep component of the program.
We are also grateful to the local State Farm agents who helped us with the Celebrate My Drive! efforts last Fall, and will be helping to run the activity booths at the safe driving rally: Rigo, Chapparo, Tyson Luthi, Lana Powell, and Mark Weese.
THANK YOU, STATE FARM!!
We couldn’t do what we do without your support!
October 2014 Volunteer of the Month
Four Paws Rescue
In honor of September 11, 2014
Zions Bank employees volunteer with Common Ground for the
United Way Day of Caring 2014 held on September 11, 2014.
THANK YOU for getting involved, Zions Bank!
September 2014 Volunteer of the Month:
When Lorie Staples started volunteering in May 2010, she was responsible for making sure the cat room at PetSmart was clean and the kitties had fresh water and food. She also got to play and snuggle with the kitties to provide social interaction.
Lorie wanted to volunteer because she believes in the Four Paws Mission to help find homes for animals. She wanted to do her part to bring some affection to cats available for adoption. Lorie has one cat, Zoie, who is queen of the house. She would love to foster/adopt another kitty, but Zoie highly prefers the humans all to herself. Lorie says by volunteering it’s like she has several other pets to call her own. She just doesn’t bring them home with her!
Lorie also wanted to volunteer because her employer at the time would donate $1,000 to the organization where 40 hours of volunteer time was completed. She was eligible for this award yearly, and was able to receive this award TWICE which really helped Four Paws Rescue. She really likes the fact that Four Paws is a no kill shelter. She feels Four Paws isn’t as well known as other organizations which means they may not have near the donations that higher profile agencies bring in. Being able to get the $1,000 donation twice for Four Paws meant a lot to her and Four Paws greatly appreciates this!
Lorie has steadily held a weekly evening shift for 4 whole years! She also is a regular donor to the yard sale fundraiser, and she has also helped out at a Pet Run a few years back. The pet run was great because she was able to meet some of the dogs that Four Paws has helped find homes for.
What has kept Lorie volunteering for 4 years? She keeps volunteering because Four Paws “is a really great organization and [she] truly enjoys spending time with the cats every week.” There have been a few kitties that caught her eye and her heart. They almost went home with her, but she knew she would have to endure the wrath of Zoie.
Lorie currently works at Utah State University as a Staff Assistant for the Plants, Soils, & Climate department and the Applied Economics department. She loves working both departments because she has been able to meet so many people and have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of two departments.
Lorie has been married for 6 years and lives with Zoie the cat, who is 8 years old. Zoie is quite the character, and has put a lot of time and effort into training her humans well. She and her husband would like to eventually adopt a puppy but she needs to acquire a yard first. She has a real affinity for Boxers. They are just such cute dogs!
Thank you Lorie for your years of volunteering and the two amazing grant awards!
August 2014 Volunteer of the Month:
Rita is a hardworking, loyal, caring and compassionate volunteer that has put in countless hours over the past year as a senior companion to a number of local seniors seeking services through BRAG’s Senior Companion program. She shows she cares by being sensitive to people’s needs and serving in any capacity that is required of her. She lends a listening ear, a helping hand and a giving heart to those needing a friend to talk to, a ride to the grocery store, doctor appointment, or pharmacy; or maybe a companion for an outing to church or a lunch date.
Rita shares her flower starts, garden produce, knitting knowledge and even a hat, a pair of socks or even a sweater she has knitted with many a friend, neighbor or Senior Companion. She smiles with happiness when the neighbor children call her grandma, when a companion she visits with remembers and shares with her something they used to do long ago or starts talking when they haven’t been very vocal for awhile.
To Rita, volunteering has become almost a full tie job. She visits clients two to three times a day almost five days a week. She thinks more people should involved with volunteering in our community if they are capable; instead of staying at home doing nothing. She should know, she’s 80 years old herself and is still busy making a difference every day to those she comes in contact with. I just love her positive attitude and can-do spirit. That is why I would like to nominate her as the Cache Valley Volunteer Center’s Volunteer of the Month.
Sandy Shaw, Cache Valley Volunteer Center staff
Senior Companion Program
During the short time that Bailey has been volunteering at the Cache Humane Society she has become a valuable member of our team. Bailey volunteers in our clinic, and as such deals with the animals medical needs, rather than taking dogs for walks, or playing with the cats. Bailey helps in keeping the clinic clean and sanitized, she is a self starter and never complains. No matter the task that she is asked to accomplish, she works hard and completes these tasks in a very timely and thorough manner. It is with great pleasure that I nominate Baily for Volunteer of the Month.
Cache Humane Society