Make it a Day On

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to …

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Make 2021 Your Year to Volunteer

It is the perfect time to set a new year’s resolution to volunteer, and we are here to help!  First things first, why should you volunteer?  It’s good for you! Studies show that volunteering is good for both your body and your mind. According to the Mayo Clinic Health System volunteering can: Decrease the risk of depression. Give you a …

Honored Volunteers – December 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in December of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Levi Reber of Sanpete County was recognized by the Sanpete County Fair Board for three years of service. Levi Reber has been an instrumental part in making vast improvements to the livestock …

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AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Heather Yule

December, 2020 Each month we recognize an AmeriCorps member serving in Utah for going above and beyond the pledge they took to “Get Things Done.” This month we are proud to recognize Heather Yule who is serving with Playworks Utah AmeriCorps. Playworks Utah AmeriCorps engages AmeriCorps members to serve in 75 low-income, at-risk elementary schools throughout Salt Lake County. These members create positive …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Brooke Britt

Each month we recognize an AmeriCorps member serving in Utah for going above and beyond the pledge they took to “Get Things Done.” This month we are proud to recognize Brooke Britt who is serving with the AmeriCorps Education Initiative of Utah (AEIOU). AEIOU has AmeriCorps members in 75 schools across the state of Utah. AmeriCorps members advocate for and support students …

Honored Volunteers – November 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in November of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Steve Cooper TreeUtah Nate Jensen TreeUtah Steven Kelty TreeUtah Kirk Lindstrom Guadalupe School Adult Education Mark Overfelt TreeUtah You can view a full list of Volunteer Recognition Certificate recipients and …

Honored Volunteers – October 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in October of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Nichole Athens Girl Scouts of Utah Barron Family Girl Scouts of Utah Sandra Bell Learning Center at the American Fork Library Irish Billings Girl Scouts of Utah Stephanie Cannon Switchpoint …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Maimuna “Muna” Minteh

Each month we recognize an AmeriCorps member serving in Utah for going above and beyond the pledge they took to “Get Things Done.” This month we are proud to recognize Maimuna “Muna” Minteh who is serving with Salt Lake County’s AmeriCorps Most Vulnerable Populations (MVP) program. In this AmeriCorps program, Muna helps those experiencing homelessness to obtain housing, provides assistance to …

AmeriCorps Members Give Back on National Day of Service

When AmeriCorps members begin their terms of service they take a pledge to “Get Things Done.” AmeriCorps members are directly serving in communities across our state as mentors and coaches to students, as stewards of our public lands, and as vital providers of and connectors to resources for vulnerable populations in need of healthcare, housing, and mental health services. Each …

Honored Volunteers – September 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in September of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Diane Ballstaedt Safe Harbor Crisis Center Linda Birt Safe Harbor Crisis Center Tammy and Nick Gustaveson The Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation Dominique Hamilton The Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation Carolyn Henrie …