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- Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity that is open to all of us. There are a variety of opportunities throughout American Fork City, from serving on a Board or Commission to participating as a volunteer in the community.
Annual Community Green Waste Cleanup April 22-29, 2023.The annual American Fork Community Green Waste Clean Up is happening April 22-29th! We invite all residents and organized groups to participate. The focus is clearing debris, weeds, and over-growth from sidewalks and walking paths in neighborhood areas around the city. We encourage you to work as groups in the community to beautify our city! American Fork will provide a limited number of free Green Waste Coupons, good for use April 22-29 at North Pointe Solid Waste, located at 2000 W 200 S, Lindon. A coupon can be obtained at the City Admin Building starting on April 10th at 51 E Main St from M-Th, 7am-6pm, Friday 8am-4pm. Coupons are first come, first served, with a limit of one per household. The coupon can be used for green waste only, for up to 1 ton per coupon. This is in addition to the free dump pass that residents receive as part of their utility service. If waste includes items other than green waste, you will be charged a general tipping fee to dump the items. Green waste is defined as grass, leaves, shrubs, and limbs. The limbs can be no longer than 4 ft and no bigger than 30" in diameter. NO dirt, rocks or root balls should be combined with the green waste.
Meals on Wheels
Meals-on-Wheels (pdf) needs volunteer drivers 1 day a week, for 1 hour, in a limited delivery radius from American Fork Senior Center. Volunteers use their own vehicle to pick up the food at the Senior Center and deliver meals to the elderly, ill, frail, or disabled seniors in their homes. If you are interested in delivery Meal-On-Wheels, please contact Jimmy Golding at 801-229-3821.
The Parks and Recreation Committee has identified a service opportunity to help keep the trees in the parks looking nice by digging rings around the trees and placing mulch to keep the weeds and grass down. To learn more about this project, contact Jason Thomson, Parks Superintendent, at 801-763-3060.
Red Cross Smoke Detectors
The Red Cross is looking for those interested in a service opportunity, or for an Eagle Scout project. The Red Cross needs people to go door to door in American Fork offering free smoke detectors to qualified residents who are in need. This service can be done year-round and is coordinated by the Fire Department. Those interested can contact American Fork Fire & Rescue at 801-763-3045.
Senior Companion Program
Utah County Senior Services is looking for seniors (55+) who would like to serve other seniors in their community. Volunteers will receive a small stipend, reimbursement for mileage, and paid training once a month. Volunteers must be income eligible, be willing to serve 15+ hours per week and have the desire to help others. If you have questions or would like us to mail you an application, call Senior Services at 801-851-7767. You can find the Senior Companion Program online at health.utahcounty.gov/senior-volunteers/ or the Foster Grandparent Program at health.utahcounty.gov/senior-volunteers/become-a-foster-grandparent/. Seniors who may need help and would like to take advantage of this program can also call Senior Services at 801-851-7767.
City Boards & Commissions
Click here for Boards and Commissions in American Fork.
Red Cross Blood Donations
The Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donations. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. Find a donation site by visiting redcrossbloog.org.