Utah Tech University seeking community service needs students can help complete

For this year’s Campus to Community service project, Utah Tech Student Association’s Service Branch will lead students in completing service projects at community members’ homes and businesses to help build lasting connections and make a positive impact on the St. George community. Community members can submit projects they’d like help with through Feb. 18.

Service projects will be completed on March 2. To ensure the safety of all involved, participants will only complete outdoor tasks such as raking leaves, yard work and painting. Additionally, members of UTSA’s Service Branch will meticulously review all service need submissions.

“Campus to Community is great because it allows students and clubs at Utah Tech to participate in giving back to the community,” Nick Fajardo, president of Club X at Utah Tech, said. “Campus to Community can help students bond with local community members and find a home here in St. George.”

Approximately 20 job sites will be selected and participation will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects to be considered for completion as part of Utah Tech Student Association’s Campus to Community service project can be submitted here through Feb. 18. The form will be turned off once the project quota has been met.

On March 2, students and community members will convene at 9 a.m. on the Utah Tech University campus in the Gardner Student Center. Complimentary breakfast will be provided and exclusive Campus to Community shirts will be distributed to volunteers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants will then be organized into groups and dispatched to specific job site locations. Volunteers are expected to reach their designated locations by 10 a.m. and engage in community service activities until noon or all assigned tasks are completed.

“I’m not from St. George, so I’ve felt a disconnect while being down here for school,” Baylie Booth, youth support service leader, said. “Campus to Community can help bridge stronger connections with Utah Tech students and the local St. George community. We want to help and show our appreciation for everyone.”