Ogden-Weber CAP (OWCAP) was established in 1965 and their Mission Statement has always been "to help those in poverty become self-sufficient." Self-sufficiency in common terms equates to a family having the personal resources to provide stability to adequately sustain life. Under the OWCAP umbrella the organization houses grants and community activities with specific purposes:
How to Get Involved with OWCAP
OWCAP is a volunteer opportunity provider that is extremely broad and wide in their scope. That means that you are likely to find an opportunity that is closely linked to your interests. We have opportunities for involvement that range from providing a welcoming environment, assisting in a preschool classroom, helping prepare taxes for low-income residents through the VITA program, or even interning within our Head Start program. There will definitely be an opportunity for you to volunteer in a field that you are interested in at OWCAP. Here is a short list of a few ways you can get involved:
For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at bmercier@owcap.
Join the Community Engaged Leaders Program
Interested in volunteering with OWCAP? Follow these steps to get started:
Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership's mission is to assist those in need to become self-sufficient. Head Start is one of OWCAP's programs which works to open the world to children and families for opportunities toward self-sufficiency.
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OWCAP MISSION STATEMENT:
OWCAP inspires those in poverty to become self-sufficient through innovative services and collaborative efforts.
Volunteers are needed to assist in five general areas as well as special assignments as outlined by leadership. Ongoing opportunities are:
Building & Grounds Support
Classroom Material Support
Family Service Workers
Group or One-Time Activities:
1. Organize an activity to collect children's clothing, age appropriate
non-commercial children's books, food and hygiene items for the
Emergency Food Pantry, and supplies for preschool classes and volunteer center.
2. Organize a children's activity such as a track and field activity,
an obstacle course, "Wild World of Sports", theater (live/puppet), a science fair,
an art night, or a activity for a special guest to come present to the children.
3. Outdoor service projects such as designing and building a compost bin for the
children's garden, building a greenhouse, building an amphitheater and stage,
landscaping, and other outdoor projects.
4. Indoor service projects such as building new, smaller carnival games
for agency events, developing dramatic play prop boxes, painting,
and other indoor projects.
Internships available for Child & Family Studies, Early Childhood, Social Work,
or Psychology!Pantry Support
Volunteer Income Tax Assistants
-Volunteers needed to distribute mass flyers and signs in Weber County
prior to tax season.
-During tax season we need volunteer greeters, tax preparers, and site coordinators.
-Training is provided and no prior experience is required. Data entry skills.
-Spanish speaking and bilingual volunteers are needed.
Our agency works with low-income individuals who may or may not have medical concerns and risks. Volunteers are encourage to have a current Tuberculosis Shot
Monday through Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm; Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm depending on placement.
All volunteers are subject to prescreening for offenses that are in conflict with the Federal Child Care Act. OWCAP currently pays for background checks for individuals placed within the Head Start program.