Salt Lake City is hosting the 68th annual United Nations Civil Society conference, taking place downtown Aug. 26-28. It is the first time in history the conference has been held in the United States outside of New York; the event was announced by Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s office earlier this year.

This year’s theme is “Building Inclusive & Sustainable Cities & Communities,” with a focus on making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030.


The annual conference attracts between 2,000 – 4,000 representatives from over 300 non-governmental organizations representing more than 80 countries.


  • Renewable energy
  • Affordable housing
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Tech leadership


Much like the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City is welcoming groups from around the world for this conference.

Volunteers can help create a welcoming atmosphere for attendees while providing accurate information and useful resources to leave a lasting impression of Utah’s hospitality.

Opportunities to volunteer are now available and range from greeters at the airport, community ambassadors stationed around the city near the convention center and information specialists within the center and the Hall of Friendship.

If you have already worked with non-profit groups, in any capacity, you would make a great volunteer.

Volunteers will be asked to fulfill a minimum of two four-hour shifts, and one two hour training day on either August 25th or 26th.

Apply to be a United Nations Civil Society Conference volunteer here.

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Be a part of Salt Lake City history this August. We’re grateful for the incredible exposure not only for Salt Lake City and Utah, but for the tens of thousands of businesses here.