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.

Commission Leadership


Lieutenant Governor
State of Utah


Community Action Services and Food Bank
Commission Chair


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
Community Engagement Committee Chair


Provo City School District
National Service Committee Chair


Aging and Adult Services at Salt Lake County
Past Commission Chair

Our Commission


Zions Bank


Sydnee Dickson

Utah State Board of Education

Alan Griffin

Utah State Board of Education
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Debra Hoyt

Dominion Energy

Ogden City Councilor

Department of Heritage and Arts

Kelly riding

Utah Afterschool Network

Utah Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management

Dave woolstenhulme

Utah System of Higher Education

Melissa Young-Fromm

Forever Young Foundation

Commission Meeting Agendas

For previous meeting agendas and minutes, please contact us at or (801) 245-7222.

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

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