Active volunteer involvement accomplishes a dual role at Utah State Hospital. First, it helps our patients to feel accepted by the community and helps them to relate socially. Secondly, community involvement is a teaching experience to help educate the community about mental illness and the programs offered at USH.
Volunteers help in a variety of areas. They are involved with occupational, recreational, and physical therapy. They keep the canteen open during weekend hours and many church and community groups sponsor patient activities.
Volunteers are a valuable resource to the Hospital and their involvement is always encouraged and welcome. There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, students, Eagle Scouts, etc. to volunteer at the hospital especially during the summer months. For more information, contact Shawna Peterson, Director of Volunteer Services at (801)344-4254.