Joyce Beverley has volunteered at Bennion Elementary school for more than 15 years. During her multiple shifts a week, she provides direct student instruction and teacher support, and has become lovingly known as "Grandma Joyce." She stays active with the kids, recently hiking all over Hogle Zoo with kindergarteners on a field trip.
"As an Englishwoman, there are many differences in U.S. schools that she has taken in stride," said Deb Day Olivier. "She is a fabulous knitter, and staff's new babies are treated to a hand-knit bear."
I Interested in delivering meals to seniors, mentoring troubled teens or playing board games with veterans? Opportunities are available by the thousands in Utah, where government and nonprofit agencies are looking for helping hands. Here are a couple of places to look.
Salt Lake County Aging Services • Those interested in volunteering should call Vicki Jo Hansen at 385-468-3239.
United Way 2-1-1 • Go to uw.org/volunteer. The organization maintains a list of projects that can be narrowed by neighborhood and interests.
Have a volunteer you would like to highlight? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.