Community Bridge Initiative
The Community Bridge Initiative, offered by the USU Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning, provides an exciting opportunity to share service and learning within our Cache Valley Community through local partnerships. In the Community Bridge Initiative, Community Partners and USU instructors meet jointly to discuss important social topics. These new and innovative ideas are then shared with students, who investigate and apply their training to a variety of real-world projects. Perhaps the best news is that cities and non-profit organizations— and most importantly the community—enjoy services that foster healthy and happy persons and a more sustainable, livable future.
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Social Justice Sustainability
Cache Community Food Pantry
The Cache Community Food Pantry is a community partnership, and our goal is to ensure that no individual in Cache County goes to bed hungry. We are responsible stewards of all donations. We strive to treat our clients with respect and dignity, and know that to need help feeding one’s family, is a difficult situation. We believe in emergency assistance today for self sufficiency tomorrow.
Utah Conservation CorpsThe vision of the UCC is to create
sustainable communities while conserving the natural heritage of Utah and the Intermountain West. We strive to develop the conservation leaders of tomorrow through service and education, create partnerships to address environmental challenges, and inform civically-engaged citizens. We value leadership development and personal growth among Corps members and the inclusion of underserved populations.
Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Cache Humane Society
Cache Humane Society is an Animal Rescue Shelter, accepting all animals regardless of size, shape, health or temperament. We work with the local community encouraging responsible pet ownership, including low cost spays and neuters and microchipping. We have volunteer opportunities in a number of areas in the shelter and would value a volunteer application from any person who is passionate about animals in need and who is willing to give their time and energy to help.
Four Paws Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that is dedicated to helping homeless dogs and cats. Four Paws Rescue rescues stray and abandoned cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens from high-kill shelters. We place them in caring foster homes (if available) and adopt them into loving homes. We have placed over 4,000 companion animals into adoptive homes since 2005, while enriching the lives of their adoptive families.
Global Village Gifts
Global Village Gifts is not-for-profit retail store featuring fairly traded handcrafts produced by artisans and farmers around the world. Our mission is two-fold: We educate the local public on the principles of Fair Trade, and we support artisans through the employment opportunities offered by Fair Trade.
Aggie Blue Bikes
Our mission is to get more people on more bikes, more often. This is achieved through bicycle lending, education, and advocacy. We believe that cycling promotes healthy and sustainable communities, better air quality in Cache Valley, and a reduction of on-campus congestion and motor accidents. By removing the barriers students identify with cycling, we hep them discover the potential cycling has both for recreation and transportation.
Juvenile Justice Services
Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS) provides a continuum of intervention, supervision, and rehabilitation programs to youth offenders while assuring public safety.
Bridgerland Literacy offers free tutoring assistance in the areas of reading and writing to adult learners that are conversational in English. This is facilitated by matching a student with a volunteer for one-on-one tutoring in a safe, confidential environment. Service learning hours and college credit is also available. Tutor training and teaching materials are provided at no cost. A six-month commitment is required for tutoring. Semester-long projects (such as conducting conversation classes or literacy labs) are possible through interning in our office and preparing an event.
Cache Youth Resource CenterThe CYRC is a youth drop-in center open every Friday 4:30-7:30 to any youth age 14-23. We are a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ youth. We provide the following services: hot dinner, clothing and hygiene donations, educational services, counseling, art and service projects, and a supportive space for youth.
Willow Park Zoo
Our mission at the zoo is to serve the community through promoting wildlife conservation, and education and nurturing young minds through exposure to wildlife and the natural world around them. We believe your efforts are vital to spreading the word.
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates
CASAs conduct an independent investigation, monitor situations at issue, and make observations and recommendations to the juvenile court through the Guardian ad Litem attorney. Volunteers meet with teachers, therapists, caseworkers, and other parties involved with the case. They attend court hearings, reviews, and staffings, and through the Guardian ad Litem attorney, advocate for what is in the best interest of the child.
American Red Cross
By volunteering time with your local Red Cross, you will contribute to your community's blood supply and change lives, starting with your own. The American Red Cross provides the fabric that enables ordinary individuals to perform extraordinary services.
Common Ground Outdoor Adventures
Common Ground Outdoor Adventures is a non-profit organization that provides outdoor recreational opportunities for youths and adults with disabilities.