Meet Commissioner Alan Griffin

The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism (UServeUtah) is an active board of commissioners appointed by the Governor to support volunteerism in Utah. Alan Griffin served on the commission from 2005-2008 and has been a current commission member since 2016. He represents the Utah State Board of Education and is a dedicated family man – he has 11 children and …

Managing Donations & Spontaneous Volunteers

Running a nonprofit organization can be just as, if not more unpredictable than running a for-profit business. While businesses have a set number of employees with incentives to keep them around, nonprofits often deal with volunteers beyond the core members of the organization. Additionally, while market trends, consumer spending patterns, and advertising metrics provide somewhat stable indicators for companies to …

Why Spontaneous Volunteer Management is a Critical Skill

Imagine arriving at a Utah city after a devastating earthquake. Residents are badly shaken yet determined to begin the process of rebuilding. People are pouring in from surrounding cities to help with the recovery. How do you ensure work gets done quickly, safely and effectively to maximize the benefits of these new volunteers to the community? The answer is spontaneous …

Power of Service Award presented to George Atwood

George Atwood cares about his community. He is the type of person that acts when he sees someone in need and never hesitates to lend a helping hand. He has helped shape his Cache Valley Community into one of caring and support. For the past 21 years, he has been volunteering with the Cache Senior Center and has given more …

Meet Commissioner Karen McCandless

Karen McCandless has been serving on the Utah Commission for Service and Volunteerism since May of 2017. She is currently the Executive Director at Community Action Services & Food Bank in Provo. She is no stranger to service! She served for 13 years on the Orem City Council, currently serves on several boards of directors, and is even a substitute …

Join AmeriCorps

Looking for your next step? AmeriCorps is your moment to take the path less traveled, to break the status quo, to stop talking about the problem and be the solution. Join AmeriCorps and you can mentor and tutor kids, rebuild a community after disaster, help veterans and work with local communities to alleviate poverty. There are thousands of opportunities to …

Earth Day 2019

Find a way to serve on & around Earth Day! Remember, service isn’t only direct service! Advocacy, activism, philanthropy, policy, and social entrepreneurship are service too! Here are a few ideas of how to get involved from the Earth Day Network: Make Your Own Act of Green: make a pledge to take personal action for the planet! Take the Pesticide …

Governor Declares Volunteer Week in Utah

We are happy to conclude National Volunteer Week with an official declaration from Governor Herbert recognizing Volunteer Week in Utah! This declaration not only recognizes Volunteer Week, but also commemorates UServeUtah’s 25th anniversary! You can read the full declaration below. Keep the celebration of Volunteer Week going all year! Pledge to Give 25 hours of service in 2019 to celebrate …