Volunteers and interns are critical to UHPP's mission. We are committed to creating creating and supporting mutually rewarding volunteer projects and internships.
What we expect of our volunteers and interns…
- A minimum commitment of 5 hours/week, over a minimum 2 month period.
- Only commit to a number of hours/week you can sustain.
- Establish and commit to a regular schedule.
- Be friendly, respectful, and professional when representing the UHPP in writing or in conversation.
What volunteers and interns can expect of the UHPP…
- A project description or Memorandum of Understanding with clear instructions.
- We will be on hand to answer questions about the project.
- You will have all the tools you need to complete the project (computer, internet, comfortable space to work).
- With successful completion of a minimum two month commitment, you can ask for a letter of recommendation or a job reference.
- Matching of volunteer / internship tasks to your interests as much as possible.
- Data Entry & Database Updates: Individuals sign up to get more information about our work and we need help adding them to to our database.
- List Management. Help maintain and grow list of individual donors and donor prospects. Help create tailored campaigns to increase individual giving and target specific groups.
- Storybanking: interviewing uninsured, under-insured individuals and Medicaid enrollees about their experiences and how health care reform helps them. Write up the interview in the form of a story with digital photos.
- Grassroots Outreach: providing information at community events about UHPP, phone banking individuals and encouraging them to take action around an issue, or supporting different projects as needed.
- Research on specific topics related to our mission: Due to the specialized nature of our research projects, we would prefer for volunteers to start working in one of the above areas. Once volunteers/interns are more familiar with our work, we can discuss a specific research project.
- Legislative work: research current and upcoming legislation, help plan and conduct public advocacy training, and take minutes at caucus meetings during the legislative session.
- Help families apply for Medicaid/CHIP: work with Take Care Utah to reach their goal of making sure all children have health insurance. Volunteer in a designated school setting to help families with the Medicaid/CHIP application process. The ability to speak and write Spanish is required.
Please contact: Carmina Edwards or call (801) 433-2299, ext. 3