South Salt Lake’s Community Connection is a volunteer program that helps residents invest in their community, neighborhood and home, creating a safe, clean and attractive city for all of us.
What We Do:
Each year, one specific neighborhood in South Salt Lake is identified to receive resources and volunteer labor from SSL’s Community Connection. Several community partners assist us with these improvements, including:
- Community residents
- Business owners
- Non-profit organizations
- Dedicated volunteers
- The City of South Salt Lake administration and staff
As we get to work, our partners and volunteers help us repair and revitalize homes, improve landscaping and transform our neighborhoods into beautiful and inviting places for current and future residents.
Plant a Tree For Free
All residents are eligible for a free tree planting in their front yard or park strip through the Community Connection program. Contact Sharen Hauri at 801.464.6771 for more information. This program is subject to funding and staff availability.
What type of help is needed?
Volunteer labor and donations are accepted to help at qualifying residences or at city properties for:
- Planting trees
- Removing unwanted debris
- Mowing, weeding and landscaping
- Removing graffiti
How can my business or group help?
We welcome donated time and resources, including supplies and tools (shovels, rakes, paint, brushes, landscaping plants, etc.), as well as food and drinks for volunteers. They can also help out by:
- Scheduling an employee day of service
- Sponsoring printing (brochures, posters, and flyers) to advertise projects
- Taking part in project work days on your block
- Encouraging others to participate
- Improving your business exterior, landscaping, and safety
We also encourage volunteers and nonprofit organizations to help out by identifying potential projects, getting community volunteers involved and sharing your success stories and photos with us!
Who should I contact for current volunteering opportunities?
To get involved, contact the Urban Livability Department at 801.464.6712.
Why does Community Connection plant trees for free?
Trees and nature are proven to reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and make homes and neighborhoods more livable. A single, healthy mature tree adds an average of 10% to a home's value!