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Utah Refugee Center

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Volunteer Opportunity Title: Public Speaking Volunteer

Start and End Date: Adult Program: February - April; Youth Program: April - June

The Utah Refugee Center is in search of volunteers who can either teach or offer teaching assistance/group mentorship for our Public Speaking program. Depending on the time of the year, the program will either work with adults or with youth. Teachers will follow a pre-defined curriculum, while teaching assistants/mentors will support with breakout sessions (if virtual) or group discussions (if in-person), and will offer guidance on individual speeches.


  • Attend program weekly, either in person or online* (*currently online only due to COVID)
  • Teach or support existing curriculum, help students with class discussions and individual speeches

  • Communication skills
  • Comfortable working with adults or youth
  • Ability to use Zoom/Google Meet/etc
  • Adaptability
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Passed background check (provided by our Know Your Neighbor program)


The volunteer will have the opportunity to learn more about refugees and skills such as virtual classroom management, public speaking, and presentation.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 5+

Staff Point of Contact: Sunni Ryan

Volunteer Point of Contact: Megan McLaws; slcrefugees@gmail.com

All interested volunteers must register at:

  1. https://volunteer.samaritan. com/custom/525/#/volunteer_ registration
  2. After you create your account, search for the opportunity you are interested in!
  3. Click "Sign Up"

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About Utah Refugee Center


150 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, US

Mission Statement

The Utah Refugee Center serves two purposes: to foster opportunities for refugees to access family-sustaining employment, and to support refugee communities’ efforts to find appropriate solutions towards integration.


As part of the Department of Workforce Service, the Utah Refugee Center offers employment, intake, and program services to assist refugees in Salt Lake City with their integration journey. We serve as a hub that offers commonly needed services such as job search assistance, ESL, citizenship preparation, and basic computer skills. We also leverage skill-based volunteerism as well as targeted in-kind and financial donations to provide free trainings and programs for adults and youth with interests ranging from I.T. and computer programming to leadership and public speaking to sewing and product development. If you are interested in serving your local refugee community, we have an opportunity for you!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Storytelling




  • Background Check
  • 2 hours per week; 8-10 weeks

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