VOLUNTEERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/VOLUNTEERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mormons’ FamilySearch reaches deal to put a billion obits online http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58477391-79/familysearch-obituaries-online-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58477391-79/familysearch-obituaries-online-billion.html.csp">Mormons’ FamilySearch reaches deal to put a billion obits online</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-01T16:35:35.803-06:00">Updated Oct 1, 2014 04:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More than a billion records from historical obituaries will be available online in the future, but it’s going to take a lot of volunteer help to make them searchable. FamilySearch International, a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and GenealogyBank.com, which has acquired a collections of newspapers and historical documents for family history research, announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement to make it possible to search for ancestors...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58477391@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:35:35 MDT Utahns mark 22nd annual Day of Caring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402828-78/caring-lake-salt-annual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58402828-78/caring-lake-salt-annual.html.csp">Utahns mark 22nd annual Day of Caring</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T22:29:53.515-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Volunteers help fill 8,500 backpacks Thursday with school supplies for low-income kids in the Grand Hall at The Gateway shopping center during United Way of Salt Lake’s 22nd annual Day of Caring. More than 5,500 volunteers participated in 130 service projects in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402828@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:29:53 MDT Brazil Olympics, Paralympics look for volunteers in Rio http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58347591-77/rio-volunteers-fontes-olympics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58347591-77/rio-volunteers-fontes-olympics.html.csp">Brazil Olympics, Paralympics look for volunteers in Rio</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WADE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:26.569-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio de Janeiro • The Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics want diversity in the ranks as they begin the search for 70,000 volunteers. Organizers are looking for 45,000 volunteers for the Olympics and 25,000 for the Paralympics. Rio volunteer manager Flavia Fontes said she expected 300,000 people to apply. “We are recruiting from minority communities definitely, and they are seeing it as a great opportunity of feel part of something very important,” Fontes told The Associated Press. “We are a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583475912014-08-28T23:33:26.569-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T23:33:26.569-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347591@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT Kirby: Taking time out of yourself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276618-78/volunteering-lazy-utah-volunteer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276618-78/volunteering-lazy-utah-volunteer.html.csp">Kirby: Taking time out of yourself</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T12:40:34.052-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I didn’t volunteer for the Army in 1972. They came and got me. I could have run away, but that would have required effort. Too lazy to join and too lazy to get out of it. It’s the story of my life. In the Army I seemed to volunteer a lot. Somebody loud and scary would tell me that I had volunteered to stand guard, paint rocks, dig a hole, give blood or haul garbage. Being lazy wasn’t an option. After that, I was even more cautious about volunteering. Whenever volunteers were called to perform s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276618@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:40:34 MDT