TREMONTON – By Cari Doutre – Feb. 24, 2020
JustServe.org is a website used by organizations to post volunteer or service opportunities. Volunteers can use the website to find just the right service options that fit their skill set, availability and interest.
In the Bear River Valley, Greg and Marcia Iverson are JustServe coordinators helping match volunteers to service opportunities.
The Iversons haven’t been with the program for very long but they just helped provide a match to a local JustServe project.
At the Tremonton City Library, staff members have been working on a project to build book stops for shelves that helps prevent books from falling behind stacks and getting ruined. That’s when the Iversons and JustServe stepped in to find the perfect person to help the library with their project.
“We posted the project on JustServe for the book stops and within a very, very short time David Crook volunteered to start making these book stops,” said Debby Carter, an assistant librarian at the Tremonton City Library.
“Let me tell you, this is no small task,” Carter added.
The library is in need of 544 book stops and Crook has already built close to 150 book stops, so far.
Along with Crook’s expertise in wood working, local businesses have also stepped up to help the cause, including Sierra Homes of Tremonton. Home Depot in Logan also donated wood to the project, but the library needs more donations to help keep the project going to finish the rest of the book stops.
The library is looking for donations of 1x4 wood that is in good condition and are at least 35” x 1/4” in length and 2x4 wood that can be cut down into smaller pieces.
“I just want to thank the people and businesses who have donated and David Crook for his amazing job and all that he has done for us in building these book stops,” Carter said.
“I'm ever so grateful for the work that he's done,” she added.
Carter is encouraging others to use the JustServe website and the, “great asset that it can be to our community,” and the Iversons for coordinating those volunteer efforts and projects.
“The Iversons are just as kind as can be,” she said.
To sign up for the JustServe program to find a service project and volunteer, or to post a service opportunity or project, find them at www.JustServe.org.
All posts on JustServe.org must be approved by the Iversons.
“JustServe is a wonderful program and a great place to find ways to serve others in our community,” Carter added.