I haven’t posted up about my weekly volunteer work lately, not because I haven’t been volunteering, but rather because I have been working with the same two organizations for the last couple months. I continue to donate platelets on a bi-weekly basis (health and iron levels permitting) with Arup Blood Services (also known as Utah Blood) and spend the other weeks with the University Venture Fund.
My friend, Pang, and I showing off our donor bandages.
I have written about ARUP Blood Services numerous times as this is my favorite volunteer experience. You can read some of my previous posts here, here and here. I will put in yet another plug, though, that they are always looking for blood and platelet donors as they are the sole providers for many of the local hospitals (including Huntsman Cancer Institute). You can get more information from their site.
The University Venture Fund is another great organization, a student ran venture capital firm with $18m to invest. (You can read a previous post of mine here.) If you are a student based in Utah, this is an excellent opportunity and I would greatly urge you to get involved. If you are an investor, consider partnering with this group. They provide free due diligence with the hopes of piggy-backing on investments.
Have any of you readers volunteered this week? If so, with what organizations?