The mission of UServeUtah is to engage all Utahns in solving community needs through national service, volunteerism, and community engagement.
One Utah. We envision resilient and connected communities where all Utahns are actively engaged and united through service.
UServeUtah, the state's commission on service and volunteerism, was created by state statute in 1994 and is led by 20 commission members representing local government, community-based organizations, and statewide networks and is supported by a small staff.
National serviec refers to AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation's most pressing challenges, and improve lives and communities. Opportunities to serve with AmeriCorps include AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps Seniors programs.
UServeUtah manages the Utah AmeriCorps State program portfolio consisting of programs that address needs in the areas of economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, disaster preparedness, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. UServeUtah provides administrative, fiscal, and programmatic oversight as well as technical assistance and program development.
UServeUtah seeks to establish a strong infrastructure to promote service and volunteerism. We actively promote civic engagement and look for opportunities to help integrate a culture of service and volunteerism in all aspects throughout the state.
The community engagement initiatives raise awareness of the positive effects of volunteerism and provide high quality volunteer/educational opportunities that encourage individuals to be engaged members of their community. We help individuals identify their pathway of service, provide opportunities for people to serve and have a strong focus for youth and young adult engagement. We also find ways to recognize the service given by individuals and groups to help further promote ways people can give back to their community.
People - We value people and foster communities where all can engage in national service and volunteerism to address local needs.
Impact - We are committed to implementing innovative and effective programming and strategies with measurable impact.
Creating capacity for all Utahns to engage - We recognize that people of all ages, abilities, and origins can make lasting contributions by being actively engaged in their communities and are committed to bringing resources and programming to all communities and improving access to the resources needed to fully engage in national service and volunteerism.
Collaboration - As the state's central coordinating agency for service and volunteerism, we are uniquely positioned to bring together individuals, neighborhoods, schools, businesses, government, nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations to achieve a common vision of communities united through service.