The Mutual Benefits of Employee Volunteer Programs: A Win-Win for Employers and Employees

Guest Author: Cache MerrillFounder, Zibtek In today’s socially conscious environment, more companies are recognizing the value of encouraging their employees to engage in volunteer programs. Such initiatives not only contribute to the community and the greater good but also offer tangible benefits to both employers and employees. At Zibtek we started an initiative called Geeks For Good to encourage our …

Celebrate Earth Day: April 22, 2024

It’s that time of the year again – Earth Day is just around the corner and we have some exciting plans for you! As we gear up to celebrate our beautiful planet and all its wonders, let’s dive into how you can make a difference right here in Utah. Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd, is a global event …

$205 Thousand Awarded to Community Engagement Initiatives in Utah

UServeUtah, the state’s commission on service & volunteerism, has awarded $205,520 to local community engagement initiatives across the state. The purpose of the grant is to increase awareness of and/or participation in volunteerism. The grant funding comes from a combination of state and Volunteer Generation Fund dollars. Applications were open in March and after a thorough review process of each …

Utahns rank No. 1 nationally in volunteer service

Jan. 26, 2023 Utah is again the national leader in volunteer service, according to the most recently released Volunteering and Civic Life in American research. Released this week, the latest research shows Utah was ranked No. 1 in the nation in formal volunteer service and No. 7 in informal service in 2021. More than 999,000 Utahns volunteered through organizations, contributing …

Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network
Announce re-introduction of State College
Service Program

The Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network will help decrease the gap towards debt-free college pathways for students who commit to serve. Utah, December 1, 2022 – Today, eleven programs from seven public higher education institutions in the state have joined Janell C. Torres, Director of the Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network, to relaunch the largest state-level investment in college service …

MIKE ALLRED HONORED WITH UTAH AMERICORPS SENIORS SERVICE AWARD

October, 2022 Mike is awesome! He volunteers with Davis County Senior Services, Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). He has been a volunteer in this program for 3 years. We struggle to get volunteers for this program because Medicare can be intimidating and maybe not the most fun volunteer opportunity. Mike jumped right in. He was eager to learn the material …

Honored Volunteers – August 2022

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in August of 2022. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Hector Cedillo-Tellez, Nominated by Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah) Hector has a strong dedication to serving his community. His commitment was evident from the first time he spoke with HEAL. …

Honored Volunteers – July 2022

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in July of 2022. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Susana Alba, Nominated by the Association for Utah Community Health Susana has been a dedicated member of the Utah Healthcare Corps for four years. Throughout her terms of service, she has shown …