Hunstman Cancer Institute's Native American Outreach Program
Areas of operation: Across Utah and 17 other states, including Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Arizona, Wyoming, and Alaska.
How to help: Donate money, skills, and time through the Hunstman Cancer Foundation, which funds the institute's mission of research, education, and treatment. For more info, visit huntsmancancerfoundation.org or call 801-584-5800.
Wally Brown, funded by Sugar House Rotary and ChoiceHUMANITARIAN
Areas of operation: Mostly Nepal, though Brown has also traveled to India, Guatemala, and Israel.
How to help: Brown works with the Sugar House Rotary and ChoiceHUMANITARIAN out of West Jordan, both of which accept cash donations. Visit their websites at Rotary Club of Sugar House and Choice HUMANITARIAN.
Sugar House Rotary also provides support and funds to PolioPlus, Primary Children's Hospital, Westminster College Scholarship Fund, and Youthlinc, among others, and volunteers can check out ChoiceHUMANITARIAN's upcoming expeditions to Nepal, Mexico, and Guatemala right here. DesignBuildBLUFF, founded by Hank Louis
Areas of operation: The Navajo Nation located in the southeaster corner of Utah.
How to help: DesignBuildBLUFF accepts donations, from cash to building materials. There is also a new program for volunteers to lend a hand on-site, in fact, volunteers are needed this weekend, Nov 18-20. Reservations for volunteer weekends are required; please email info@designbuildbluff. org or call 435-649-7080. For more info on the program in general, click here.
The Hope Alliance, founded by Dr. John Hanrahan and Joe Mitchell
Mission: Bringing training and infrastructure to impoverished communities around the globe, as well as organizing direct medical intervention trips for volunteers.
Areas of operation: Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Nepal, Peru and Sudan.
How to help: The Hope Alliance funds itself largely through organizing volunteer-paid trips to its areas of operation. These humanitarian vacations connect hard-working people, medical and non-medical, with those in need. They also take donations in equipment, medical supplies and, of course, cash.
Upcoming expeditions: Visit the website or call 801-952-0400.
Youthlinc, founded by Judy Zone
Mission: Recruiting students to provide humanitarian and to small villages in seven different countries and support Utah's needy through local service work.
Areas of operation: Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Guatemala, Cambodia and Utah.
How to help: Youthlinc's benefit events and fundraisers are listed on youthlinc.org. To sponsor a Youthlinc student or support an in-country project, call the Youthlinc office at 801-467-4417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youthlinc Young Humanitarian Award is a program that offers a $5000 college scholarship to a student of exceptional altruistic nature and wide-reaching ability to improve the quality of life for others. Three additional rewards of $1000 are presented to other leading volunteers in the community. For more information click here.
BYU's Romania International Internship Program
Mission: Developing the social skills of children at the orphanage in Iasi, Romania, with Brigham Young University students studying childhood development.
Areas of operation: Romania.
How to help: BYU's Romania International Internship only accepts monetary donations, which are used for intern scholarships and purchasing diapers for children at a hospital in Iasi. For more information, call 801-422-1488 or email email@example.com.