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Volunteer Return To Work Program

Often employers want to offer modified duty but do not have appropriate positions available. For this reason, WCF Insurance has partnered with various charitable organizations to offer a return-to-work plan that provides modified duty for injured employees. This plan can lower claims costs, decrease workers’ compensation insurance costs and increase morale. For more information, contact David Lancaster at 385.351.8933 or call your assigned claims adjuster.
 
If you wish to work with one of the following organizations, please contact your claims adjuster to coordinate the use of the Volunteer Return to Work program. Also, please refer to the Volunteer Return to Work handbook to find out what requirements are necessary to participate in the program.
 
 
Participating organizations listed by County.

Utah Locations

Idaho Locations

 

Utah Locations

BOX ELDER COUNTY top
Brigham City Service Unit
Contact: Linda Hansen
Phone Number: 435.723.1449
Address: 272 North 200 West, Brigham City
Hours: Hours available per week may vary.
Job duties: Using a marker, the injured worker will black out bar codes. Dusting.

 
CARBON COUNTY top
Carbon County Food Bank
Contact: Collette Freestone
Phone Number: 435.637.9232
Address: 75 East 400 South, Price
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30. Closed on Monday’s
Job Duties: Cleaning, stocking, making food boxes, and sorting food. Any lifting restriction can be accommodated. Clerical work is also available working at the front counter, pulling client files and tracking service.
Other Details: The food bank needs at least a one day notice before injured worker can start.

 
DAGGETT COUNTY top
Manila Food Bank
Contact: Cody Christensen
Phone Number: 435.722.4518
Address: 93 North 1st West, Manila
Hours: Hours vary.
Job Duties: Cleaning, stocking, making food boxes, and sorting food. Any lifting restriction can be accommodated. Clerical work is also available working at the front counter, pulling client files and tracking service.

 
DAVIS COUNTY top
Davis County Food Bank
Contact: Gene Lopez
Phone Number: 801.771.4642
Address: 875 East Highway 193, Layton
Job Duties: Sack food and sort food and clothing. Any restriction will be accommodated. 
Other Details: Claimant must bring restrictions with them. Hours per week will vary.
 
DUCHESNE COUNTY top
West Side Food Bank 
Contact: Kim Dieter
Phone Number: 435.722.4518
Address: 8180 South 21000 West (next to the Duchesne County Jail Yard), Duchesne
Hours: Mon 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Job Duties: Cleaning, stocking, making food boxes, and sorting food. Any lifting restriction can be accommodated. Clerical work is also available working at the front counter, pulling client files and tracking service.
Other Details: The food bank needs at least a one day notice before injured worker can start. Can accommodate approximately 20 hours per week. The injured employee must be able to lift 50 pounds.
 
Roosevelt Food Bank
Contact: Kim Dieter
Phone Number: 435.722.4518
Address: 420 East 100 South, Roosevelt
Hours: Wednesday 10:00 - 2:00; Friday 2:00 - 6:00
Job Duties: Cleaning, stocking, making food boxes, and sorting food. Any lifting restriction can be accommodated. Clerical work is also available working at the front counter, pulling client files and tracking service. 
Other Details: The food bank needs at least a one day notice before injured worker can start. The food bank can accommodate approximately 8 hours per week.  The injured employee must be able to lift 50 pounds.

 
EMERY COUNTY top
Emery County Food Bank
Contact: Kathy Thomas
Phone Number: 435.381.5410
Address: 40 South Center Street, Castledale
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Job Duties: Cleaning, stocking, making food boxes, and sorting food. Any lifting restriction can be accommodated. Clerical work is also available working at the front counter, pulling client files and tracking service.
Other Details: The food bank needs at least a one day notice before injured worker can start.
 
Community Center
Contact: Joni Pace
Phone Number: 435.564.8221
Address: 165 South Broadway, Green River
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Job Duties: The Community Center is in an old building and there are kids coming and going – the space is open and there are people in every room (close quarters). Help prepare meals and clean up from meals (food permit not required). Help with the reading program (two adults are always present). 
Other Details: They can try and accommodate 30 hours a week (no guarantee). Limited hours could also be spent putting food away that comes from the Utah Food Bank (this only happens once a month).

 
GRAND COUNTY top
Wabi Sabi
Contact: Jeff Cohen
Phone Number: 435.259.3313
Address: 145 West 200 South, Moab
Job Duties: Sorting clothing or books; cleaning/organizing; pricing; sign making.
Other Details: Not limited in duration. They will try to accommodate 40 hours per week.

 
IRON COUNTY top
Cedar City/Brian Head Tourism and Convention Bureau
Contact:  Maria Twitchell
Phone Number: 435.586.5124
Address: Iron County Visitor's Center, 581 N. Main Street, Cedar City
Job Duties:  The volunteer coordinator for Iron County mentioned that they may want the injured worker to drive to different areas in Cedar City to drop off information. We need to make sure we ask that the injured worker NOT be involved in this activity. Only work in the office as part of their modified duty.
Other Details: No preference on length of stay. Two days notice would be preferable, but it would be possible to have an individual start the next day. On average, 10 hours a week available. Available Monday through Friday. They are willing to work with the timesheet.
 
Cedar Care & Share
Contact: Ray Sim
Phone Number: 435.586.5142
Address: 140 East 400 South, Cedar City
Hours: 9:00 - 4:00
Job Duties: Prepare food boxes, receive donations, stock shelves. Please have injured worker bring in physical restrictions and they will try and accommodate as necessary. Hours available will vary.
 
The Happy Factory
Contact: Donna Cooley
Phone Number: 435.586.8352
Address: 896 N. 2175 W. Circle (Coal Creek Industrial Park off of Airport Road), Cedar City
Job Duties: Drilling, sanding, cutting, staining/painting hand held toys. The jobs are very easy - the injured worker can sit or stand. Some bending involved. The Happy Factory is 100% volunteer based. They provide toys to needy children worldwide. 
Other Details: The only volunteers they get are the ones that want to be there - they want WCF Insurance to be aware that they don't want an injured worker at their facility if they don't want to be there. They want no 'attitude'. They work in a very pleasant and peaceful atmosphere and don't want this disrupted. They want us to do whatever we can to pass this on to our injured worker. No preference on length of stay. Injured employee can start the next day. On average, 40 hours a week is available. Some afternoons (Friday) the Factory closes at 1 p.m. Available Monday through Friday. They are willing to use timesheet.

 
SALT LAKE COUNTY top
Catholic Community Services
Contact:  Monica Rich
Phone Number:  801.428.1366
E-mail address:  mrich@ccsutah.org
Address:  745 East 300 South, Salt Lake City
Hours:  Hours may vary
Job Duties:  There are a variety of positions available that include:   kitchen duty, answer phones, sort clothes. etc.
 
Habitat for Humanity
Salt Lake ReStore
Contact: Kandace Hansen
Phone Number: 801.263.0136 ext. 4
Address: 1276 South 500 West, Salt Lake City (Three blocks from Trax)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Job Duties: Answering phones, taking information for pick ups, sweeping, light housekeeping, sorting of small objects, stuffing envelopes, etc. We will not ask participants to lift beyond their prescribed capacity. Must wear closed toe shoes and proper casual attire. (No offensive language on T-shirts, ect.)
Bill Huntzinger, Store Manager
 
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
Contact:  Ann Hunter
Phone Number:  (801) 350-4991
E-mail address:  ahunter@iasishealthcare.com 
Address:  1050 East Temple, Salt Lake City
Hours: Hours may vary
Job Duties:  Work at the front desk providing information to people or at the surgery waiting room giving patients and families updates, making coffee, directing people, etc.  Both of these positions are sedentary desk jobs.  
Other Details:  Injured worker will go through some training, required to get a TB test, background check and drug screen.  They also will need to be able to work at least a 4 hour shift.  SLRMC would like a 6 month commitment, but they are willing to try and work around this.
 
Salvation Army
Contact: Betty Garcia
Phone Number: 801.988.4204 ext 2106
Address: 438 South 900 West, Salt Lake City
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Job Duties: Sorting books and clothing. Injured worker must be able to stand or walk while working here. Salvation Army can not accommodate sit down work.
Other Details: The injured worker must present the physical restrictions to the contact person. This organization can accommodate a Spanish speaking injured worker.
 
Orientation takes place every second and fourth Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Picture ID is required.  Spanish speaking injured workers must bring an interpreter to the orientation meeting.
 
Welfare Square Bishops' Storehouse
Contact: Tim Hjorten
Phone Number: 801.240.7326
Fax: 801.240.7277
E-mail Address: hjortentd@ldschurch.org
Address: 751 West 700 South
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Job Duties: Sorting books and clothing. Stacking and restocking merchandise. 
Other Details: The injured worker must present the physical restrictions to the contact person.
 
SAN PETE COUNTY top
Central Utah Art Center
Contact: Lindsey or Mo
Phone Number: 435.283.5110
Address: 86 North Main Street, Ephraim
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Job Duties: Greeter. Greet visitors and have them sign in at the door. Injured worker can sit and stand as needed throughout the day.
Other Details: No lifting of any kind is involved with this job. Art Center will try and accommodate 35 hours per week.

 
SEVIER COUNTY top
Museum
Contact: ReNonne Robins
Phone Number: 435.529.7702
Address: 100 East 200 South, Salina
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Museum only open during summer months: April – September
Job Duties: Greeter. Greet visitors and have them sign in at the door. No lifting involved. 

 
SUMMIT COUNTY top
Christian Center of Park City
Contact: Bernadette Rothman
Phone Number: 435.649.2260
Address: 1283  Deer Valley Drive, Park City
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00; Hours available may vary
Job Duties: Sorting clothing and other miscellaneous items. Other duties may be available, but are dependent upon physical restrictions.
Other Details: October thru April are busy months. Summer months slow down tremendously and they may have a difficult time accommodating during this time. Can accommodate Spanish speaking injured workers. 
 
Habitat for Humanity
Summit-Wasatch ReStore
Contact: Sean Meyer
Phone Number: 435.658.1400
ReStore Number: 435.487.9015
Address: 6280 Silver Creek Drive, Park City (located east of Home Depot off Hwy 40 in Park City)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Job Duties: Answering phones, taking information for pick ups, sweeping, light housekeeping, sorting of small objects, stuffing envelopes, etc. We will not ask participants to lift beyond their prescribed capacity. Must wear closed toe shoes and proper casual attire. (No offensive language on T-shirts, ect.)
Store Manager is Chris 

 
TOOELE COUNTY top
Deseret Industries
Contact: Kendall
Phone Number: 435.882.7100
Address: 1575 North 30 West (next to Walmart) Tooele UT 84074
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Job Duties: Sorting books and clothing. Pricing items and put on rack. The thrift store is the same location as the donation site. This DI said they would try to accommodate any restriction. The injured worker needs to take a copy of their work restrictions with them and report to any supervisor on site.

 
UINTAH COUNTY top
Vernal Food Bank
Contact: Sherry Sweet
Phone Number: 435.789.1014
Address: 426 East 200 South, Vernal
Job Duties: Cleaning, stocking, making food boxes, and sorting food. Any lifting restriction can be accommodated. Clerical work is also available working at the front counter, pulling client files and tracking service. 
Other Details: The food bank needs at least a one day notice before injured worker can start.

 
UTAH COUNTY top
Deseret Industries
Contact: Kerry Ellis 
Phone Number: 801.818.6123
Address: 1415 North State, Provo
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Job Duties: Sorting books and clothing. Pricing items and put items on the rack. The thrift store is the same location as the donation site. A person could also work in the thrift store hanging and organizing clothing on the rack. 
Other Details: The injured worker must present the physical restrictions to the contact person. 40 hours a week is available.
 
Deseret Industries
Contact: Troy Davis
Phone Number: 801.763.4560
Address: 435 South 500 East, American Fork
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Job Duties: Sorting books and clothing. Pricing items and putting items on rack. The thrift store is on the same location as the donation site. A person could also work in the thrift store hanging and organizing clothing on the rack. 
Other Details: The injured worker must present the physical restrictions to the contact person. 40 hours a week is available.
 
Habitat for Humanity
Utah County ReStore
Contact: Ric McBride (Store Manager)
Phone Number: 801.344.8527
Cell Number: 801.369.1950
Address: 340 South Orem Blvd., Orem
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Job Duties: Answering phones, taking information for pick ups, sweeping, light housekeeping, sorting of small objects, stuffing envelopes, etc. We will not ask participants to lift beyond their prescribed capacity. Must wear closed toe shoes and proper casual attire. (No offensive language on T-shirts, ect.)
 

 
WASHINGTON COUNTY top
Dixie Care & Share
Contact: Robert
Phone Number: 435.628.3661
Address: 131 North 300 West, St. George
Job duties: Food Bank. Sorting food and sacking goods for clients. Restrictions can be accommodated. 
Other Details: Injured worker needs to bring written physical restrictions with them. Dixie Care & Share can accommodate 20 to 25 hours per week.
 
Volunteer Center of Washington County
Contact: Carol Hollowell
Phone Number: 435.674.5757 ext 15
Job Duties: Duties are dependent on restrictions. 
Other Details: Adjuster needs to call the volunteer organization with the restrictions and they will give us an organization that we can send the injured worker to (this may take one to two days). Adjuster will coordinate with the employer, injured worker, and the volunteer organization. 40 hours a week is not guaranteed.
 
United Way Dixie
Contact: Rebecca Pectol
Email:  info@dixieunitedway.org
Phone Number: 435.674.5939
Address: 1070 West 1600 South Bldg B, St. George
Hours: Hours may vary.
Job Duties: Job duties are assigned based on physical restrictions.
Other details:  United Way Dixie represents 13 local non-profits.

 
WEBER COUNTY top
Salvation Army
Contact: Homer Prudy
Phone Number: 801.621.3580 ext. 2306
Address: 2615 Grant Avenue, Ogden
Hours: 40 hours available from 8:00 - 5:00
Job Duties: Working in the warehouse sorting and hanging clothing. Can sit and stand as needed. Other Details: There is a dress code at this Salvation Army - Men must wear a shirt w/a collar and jeans (jeans must be in good shape). Women must dress conservatively.
Other Details: **This organization requires a background check. Injured worker must agree to have it done. WCF Insurance will pay for the background check. If the injured worker declines to sign background check, it is not grounds for terminating his/her compensation benefits.  Orientation is every Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00.
 
Catholic Community Services
Contact: Karina Martin
Phone Number: 801.394.5944 ext. 1056
Address: 2504 "F" Avenue, Ogden
Hours: 30 to 40 hours per week are available. 7:00 - 3:00, Monday thru Saturday
Job Duties: Data entry, filing, and food sorting. Sit and stand as needed.  Orientation every Thursday at 11:00.
 

Idaho Locations

 
TWIN FALLS COUNTY top
Salvation Army
Contact: Nikki Kroese
Phone Number: 208.733.8720
Address: 348 4th Avenue N
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 - 40 hours per week is generally available
Job Duties:Injured worker should take their physical restrictions to Becky and she will accommodate duties based off of that information. General duties are sorting books and clothing. Pricing items and putting items on a rack. The thrift store is a separate location, but nearby. Becky wants the injured worker to report to her at the address above.

 

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