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 …

11 Ways to Serve on 9/11

In honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, we encourage friends, neighbors, classrooms, churches, businesses, and other community organizations to plan their own service project, one that matches their interests and availability, and meets the needs of their community while keeping their community safe. Adopt a local classroom and donate school & sanitation supplies. This back …

Honored Volunteers – August 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in August of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Diana Allison Weber County League of Women Voters Gabriel Armstrong Treehouse Children’s Museum Evelyn Bertilson Weber County League of Women Voters Darla Blodgett Treehouse Children’s Museum Rebecca Bristol Treehouse Children’s …

Volunteer Recognition in a Virtual World

The times they are a-changing, but one thing is for sure – virtual meetings and resources are here to stay. You can make virtual recognition work for you whether your volunteers are back to in-person service, serving virtually, or still waiting in limbo for their service opportunities to resume. Volunteer recognition is vital to the success and survival of your …

Honored Volunteers – July 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in July of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Salisha Allard-Blaisdell GK Folks Foundation Gifty Abankwa GK Folks Foundation Nana Adjei GK Folks Foundation Joesph Adjei GK Folks Foundation Monica Annoh GK Folks Foundation Donika Byng GK Folks Foundation …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Elena “Lanie” Henderson

July, 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 Elena “Lanie” Henderson who is serving with the BYU Family Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps program. Lanie Henderson is a fourth year PhD student in Brigham Young University’s Clinical …

$242k Awarded to Utah Organizations to Promote Participation in Community and Civic Engagement Initiatives

UServeUtah, the State’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism, has awarded $242,710 in grant funding to local organizations that will  increase Utahns’ awareness of and participation in community and civic engagement initiatives. Projects will begin in July of 2020 and carry through June of 2021. Funding will be provided for a variety of different types of initiatives across the entire state …

Utah in the Top 10 for Most Patriotic States

This 4th of July, a holiday that typically brings families, friends and neighbors together, many will experience a scaled-back and isolated celebration of Independence. Certain things will be different this year, but one thing that has not changed is Utahns’ commitment to civic engagement. According to recent data released by Wallethub, Utah is the #1 state in the nation in …