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The mission of Ogden-Weber Community Action partnership is to diminish the effects of poverty in Weber County through education, individualized support, advocacy, and collaboration. Among the services provided by OWCAP are:

  • Emergency food boxes
  • Assistance with adult education, GED or high school diploma, ESL classes, employment, and financial literacy education
  • Head Start: comprehensive preschool for low-income children as well as support for the entire family
  • Circles: a program which provides allies to support individuals as they reach goals to rise out of poverty
  • Free income tax return preparation (VITA)

How to Get Involved

Volunteer opportunities at OWCAP are varied. It is likely you will find an opportunity that is closely linked to your interests. Volunteers are needed to:

  • Assist teachers in classrooms
  • Beautify the building and grounds
  • Stock and sort food donations and prepare food boxes in the pantry
  • Greet taxpayers and help prepare tax returns
  • Be an ally to an individual rising out of poverty
  • and much more!

To get started, call the volunteer coordinator at 801-399-9281 x342 to make an appointment for an orientation or email rmikkelsen@owcap.org.

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Description

Mission: To diminish the effects of poverty in Weber County through education, individualized support, advocacy, and collaboration.

Category

Purple Pride Organizations (Highest level WSU Partners)

Agency Status

Is your agency a registered non-profit with a 501(c) status?

Yes

Agency Location

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3159 Grant Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401

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801-399-9281 x342

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Website / URL

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What Tier?

Purple Pride

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OWCAP MISSION STATEMENT:
Diminishing the effects of poverty in Weber County through education, individualized support, advocacy, and collaboration.

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Rebecca Mikkelsen - Volunteer Coordinator - rmikkelsen@owcap.org 801-399-9281 x342
Elisa Balderas - VITA Volunteer Coordinator- ebalderas@owcap.org 801-399-9281 x309

Please list your service needs

Volunteers are needed to support the OWCAP staff in many ways:
Building and grounds beautification: painting, cleaning, planting, weeding
Food pantry: sorting and stocking food donations, preparing food boxes
Teacher assistants: serving in Head Start preschool classrooms
Clerical support: data entry, filing
Helping at monthly father-child activities
Supporting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program: greeters and tax preparers
Internships are available for students in Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood
Education, Social Work and/or Psychology.
Group service projects and one-time events:
Collections of food, hygiene supplies, diapers, warm clothing, preschool books, and
school supplies
Special events such as a track and field activity or obstacle course, performing arts,
science fair, or special guests.
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, or other outdoor projects.

Please list any risk in volunteering

OWCAP supports low-income individuals and families who may or may not pose a risk to volunteers.

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Monday through Friday, 6:00am - 6:00pm, depending on desired location of volunteering and what the volunteer chooses to do.

Please list any skills necessary

Volunteers should be friendly, respectful, and enjoy working with people to help them succeed

Does your organization require a background check?
  • Yes
If yes, who will be making payment? (If no, please leave blank)

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.