Show Thanks with a Volunteer Recognition Certificate

A little can go a long way when it comes to recognizing the contributions of volunteers within your organization. Whether you are scheduling a special day of celebration or simply placing information about your treasured volunteers on a bulletin board in your office, it means a lot to show you care. Another way to show appreciation for volunteers is the …

How volunteering opens career doors

It might seem a little counterintuitive, but working without pay can open doors of opportunity for your career. That’s because employers don’t only care about the skills you bring to the office. They also care about who you are as a person and about the issues and causes that drive you to do your best. Whether you are entering the …

A brief guide to the branches of AmeriCorps

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 choose from. Within AmeriCorps are …

How to Recruit an Outstanding Volunteer

Anyone can be a volunteer. But truly outstanding volunteers have several qualities that all volunteer managers should look out for as they build their teams. When you identify people who are a good fit, you’ll accomplish more work and have a great sense of purpose and enjoyment as a result. First, volunteers should be enthusiastic about the mission. Whether you …

How to turn your friends into community volunteers

You and your friends go way back. You’ve experienced good times and hardship together, you’ve overcome obstacles and laughed about memories you’ve made together. Now it’s time to put that strong relationship to work through volunteerism. For some people, volunteerism is valuable because it is selfless, an act of supporting those in need by those who have more than enough. …

Prepared, Not Scared.

September is National Preparedness Month, and in the aftermath of recent destructive fires, floods and storms across the nation, preparedness has never been more important for individuals, families, and communities. National Preparedness Month is part of the Ready Campaign, which offers a wide range of resources and even a disaster preparedness app to help communities get ready for potential disasters …

LaDawn Stoddard Receives National Leadership Award from America’s Service Commissions

WASHINGTON, DC – LaDawn Stoddard of Salt Lake City, a gubernatorial appointee who directs the UServeUtah Commission, was announced as the 2019 Outstanding Commission Executive Director of the year last night at a reception held in the Washington, DC area. The award was presented to Stoddard by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) at the association’s annual Innovation and Leadership Awards event …

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 …