Weekend Ways to Serve | March 21-24

Centennial Tree Planting OremThursday, March 21, 9:00am-3:00pmIn commemoration of Orem’s 100th birthday, the Orem Parks Section is looking for individuals or small groups willing to help us plant 100 trees throughout the Orem park system. Easter Basket OutreachHeber Valley (FROM HOME OPPORTUNITY)Drop-off before April 1Bring some cheer to families in need! Help create Easter baskets! Please use a small (lunch size) reusable bad in lieu …

We Are One Together

The AmeriCorps Utah Member Gathering brought together almost 500 AmeriCorps members from across Utah for a day of learning and networking. We were honored to welcome Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as a keynote speaker. She encouraged AmeriCorps members to continue getting things done, and praised them for not waiting to make a …

UServeUtah Celebrates AmeriCorps Week with Member Gathering

PROVO, UTAH – On Tuesday, March 12, approximately 500 AmeriCorps members from across the state will gather in downtown Provo to celebrate their service.  White House appointee Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will provide keynote remarks.  AmeriCorps Week, March 10-16, pays tribute to all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make …

2018 Annual Report

2018 was a great year for UServeUtah! It is so exciting to see the growth in both National Service and volunteerism throughout our state. Catch up with what we accomplished in 2018 in our annual report video, and view the full report below! Interested in receiving a printed copy of our annual report? Contact Sara Dorsey at sdorsey@utah.gov.

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Laycie Bowers

The February AmeriCorps Member of the Month is Laycie Bowers. Laycie is serving with the Boys and Girls Club of Utah County. Laycie is a new addition to the program, and she’s taken on a huge challenge. Laycie is the AmeriCorps LEGO Mindstorm Specialist; she rotates between five after-school programs, serving one day a week leading the brand new LEGO …

Black History Month

Black History Month was first observed in 19765 and is designed to recognize the importance of African American history, culture, and contributions to society. Celebrate Black History Month by getting involved in your community! There are many community events throughout the month, and as always, there are volunteer opportunities! Check JustServe.org to find a way to volunteer in your area! …

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering makes a huge impact in the lives of others, but did you know it also benefits the volunteer? There are many physical and mental health benefits to volunteering. Volunteering helps people stay sharp, both physically and mentally! Studies have shows that those who volunteer report better physical health than non-volunteers. Volunteers also report increases in life satisfaction and greater …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Allison O’Bryan

Allison O’Bryan is serving her first year as a Playworks Americorps member at James E. Moss Elementary. Known as Coach Allie, she can be found day to day playing outside with her students and making sure that every child feels safe and included. From the day she started her service, she brought the energy and dedication needed to meet the …

Make it a Day ON, Not a Day Off!

Volunteer this MLK Day! Find an existing project through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) or by visiting JustServe! Join in on events bring put on by universities all over the state! The University of Utah is hosting a Day of Service on January 19th with multiple projects at various locations. Opportunities include: Bags to Beds, Big Brothers …

During Federal Shutdown, AmeriCorps Continues to Get Things Done

As the Federal Government shutdown continues, AmeriCorps members in Utah continue to “Get Things Done!” Funding for the 13 AmeriCorps Utah programs was secured in September of 2018, and will not be impacted by the shutdown. Over 1,600 AmeriCorps Utah members are still hard at work throughout the state. AmeriCorps members are continuing to mentor and tutor students in elementary …

Explore new ways to serve!

Utah is full of nonprofits looking for volunteers! Volunteers make a huge difference for organizations. According to Independent Sector, the value of volunteer time in Utah is $24.39/hour! At that rate, if you give one hour a week for a year, you would be donating a value of over $1,000 to an organization over a one year period! Find a cause …

Find a Way to Serve This Weekend!

If you volunteer this weekend, we’d love to see and share it! If you post to social media, tag @userveutah to spread your cheer even further and inspire others! Have a service opportunity you would like to highlight? Contact Sara Dorsey at sdorsey@utah.gov. Winter Party at Oquirrh Hills Elementary Kearns Thursday, December 20, 9:00am-10:30am Host a winter party for students …