Reach 10 - Springville, UT
March 2016 - Present
The vision of Reach 10 is to develop a new culture of compassion, connection, and confidence which replaces the shame, silence and fear that keep people isolated and stuck in the problems of pornography addiction. As a volunteer, I participated in and lead workshops, event booths, and discussions surrounding the issue of pornography and shame, as well as wrote a handful of blogs for Reach 10.
Additionally, I dedicated my senior project to the educating of Reach 10 members regarding the process of blogging for a non-profit organization. If you are interested in seeing my senior project for Reach 10, visit my writing and speeches page.
Village Project - Salt Lake City, UT
August 2015 - February 2016
The Village Project is a volunteer mentor program sponsored by the Third District Juvenile Court of Salt Lake City, UT. The project helps court-involved youth to become contributing members of their community through supportive one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships with positive adult role models.
Mentors are volunteers from the community willing to work with troubled youth, and are matched with youth based on common interests.
LDS Mission - San Diego, CA
November 2009 - April 2011
Female missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leave their homes for 18 months in order to do nothing more than help others. Missionaries serve around the globe and offer a variety of services in the communities to which they are assigned.
I had the opportunity to spend my 18 months in San Diego, CA and loved every minute of it! Not only did I get to meet a wide variety of people and families, but because of the intimate nature of your service you get to know each family better than a simple fly-by service opportunity would afford you. You are in the homes of these families, you get to know what stresses their family is facing, what traditions they hold dear, how they grieve the loss of a loved one. These families become an extension of you family, because you grow to love them as your own as you serve them.
During my time in San Diego, I not only went door-to-door preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ as is most commonly known of a missionary, but I was also able to participate in innumerable humanitarian efforts, including working with Hands Across America to clean up the fields near the border of Mexico, served meals to the homeless, visited the elderly, and countless other less-formalized service opportunities.