The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism (UServeUtah) is an active board of commissioners appointed by the Governor to support volunteerism in Utah. The commission meets bimonthly to direct and carry out the mission and objectives of the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, and fulfill the statutory responsibilities for State Commissions under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.

Each commission member serves a 3-year term and can be appointed to serve up to two consecutive terms. Time spent as a commission member is completely voluntary. They function as "Ambassadors of Service" in their local communities to promote volunteerism and service opportunities. To see a list of past commissioners, click here. View our current board requirements here.

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Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah
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Aging and Adult Services at Salt Lake County
Commission Chair

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Debbie Hardy

Intermountain Healthcare
Past Commission Chair, Community Engagement Committee Chair

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Zions Bank

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Stan Penfold

Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidate

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Utah Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management
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Department of Heritage and Arts
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David Buhler

Utah Higher Education
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Richard Gonzalez

Utah Higher Education
Permanent Proxy for David Buhler


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Community Action Services and Food Bank
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Debra Hoyt

Dominion Energy
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Melissa Young-Fromm

Forever Young Foundation
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Sydnee Dickson

Utah State Board of Education
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Alan Griffin

Utah State Board of Education
Permanent Proxy for Sydnee Dickson

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
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Provo City School District
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Youth Commissioner

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Jake Murakami

Corporation for National and Community Service

 
 

Commission Meeting Agendas



For previous meeting agendas and minutes, please contact Sara Dorsey at sdorsey@utah.gov or (801) 245-7281.

Legislation and Regulations

Since 1994, The Commission on Service and Volunteerism has convened through federal and state legislation.

The following regulations guide our work:

Authorizing Legislation – National
Legislation 1990

Legislation – Serve America Act 2009

Summary – Serve America Act 2009

Authorizing Legislation – Utah
Legislation

Duties of a State Service Commission Overview

Utah Liability Protection for Volunteers

Volunteer Protection Act of 1997

Clinton Signing Volunteer Protection Act

Reason for Volunteer Protection Act

Volunteer Protection Act CRS Report