Volunteerism is the employment of one self towards bringing relief and happiness to others; this is a critical aspect of Taylorsville JROTC's mission and is a persistent trait that is taught and instilled in cadets. There are almost limitless opportunities for those interested in serving, whether it be in their community, nationally, or even across the globe. Here are a few of the resources most readily available to cadets (and their families) that we engage in throughout the school year.
The American Red Cross (ARC):
The American Red Cross, or ARC, has humanitarian opportunities related to easing suffering and helping others in every sense of the world, in every sector imaginable. These range from donating/collecting blood, directing veterans to resources post service, responding to disasters, and more!
If you are interested in volunteering with ARC, just follow the below link and explore the possibilities.
Salt Lake County Volunteers
Salt Lake County owes a great deal to compassionate volunteers who give time to better their community directly, and you have the chance to become one of those people! The state government and parks and recreation departments across the region work in partnership with volunteers to maintain the beautification of Utah and make our communities a better place for all to live in.
if you are interested in volunteering this way, please follow the link: http://slco.org/volunteer/
What we're doing Now
Every company or class period in Taylorsville JROTC is involved in a mentorship program with a school in the community, be it elementary or junior high. These programs are designed and organized entirely by cadets, who worked together and recognized an opportunity to make a change.
These programs include:
Alpha Company: Physical fitness program at Bennion Junior High
Bravo Company: Cup Stacking at Vista Elementary
Charlie Company: Tutoring at Bennion Elementary
Delta Company: Cup Stacking at Valley Crest Elementary
Echo Company: Cup Stacking at Eisenhower Junior High
Battalion Service Project:
Every year, the entire Battalion engages in a service project that is organized by the commanders and is designed to identify an issue in the community and propose a solution. This year the plans are not finalized at the moment, however, the general idea in motion is a veterans appreciation day event.
Company Service Projects:
Every quarter, each company takes on the task of planning and executing a company level service project. These projects include hosting blood drives and making food for the homeless. As the year goes on, we will update you to everything we have accomplished.