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 …

Get Out & Serve!

Guest written by Jesse Craig, Miss Utah 2018 Growing up, my favorite tradition around the holiday season was “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” My parents would sit me and my siblings down and we would decide on a few families in need to give small gifts to for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. The best part was that …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Rauni Guffey

Rauni Gaffey has been serving with the Read Graduate Succeed program since August of 2015 at East Elementary School in Roosevelt, Utah. Rauni is committed to making a difference in the lives of the students she works with. Rauni works hard to make sure that all of the students she works with have the confidence and reading skills necessary to …

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 inspire others to get out and serve!   Have a service opportunity you would like to highlight? Contact Sara Dorsey at sdorsey@utah.gov.   Holiday Gift Wrap Providence December 14 & 15 Come use your gift wrapping skills for a …

Start at Home

The holidays are a busy time for everyone, nonprofit organizations included! Hosting large service projects takes a lot of manpower for organizations, so if you’re having trouble finding a project to join in on, why not start your own at home? Here’s some inspiration for ways to serve from the comfort of your home! If you do a project, we’d …

Find a Way to Serve this Weekend!

  Have a service opportunity you would like to highlight? Contact Sara Dorsey at sdorsey@utah.gov.   Meal Donation for Families in Need! Salt Lake City Thursday, December 6, 5:00pm-6:00pm Provide a healthy meal for low-income families in the Circles program by donating fruit and veggies for a Circles Weekly Meeting!   Snuggle with a Book Ogden Friday, December 7th ‘Snuggle …

Spread Cheer!

Need some inspiration for spreading holiday cheer? You’ve come to the right place! We would love to see your service in action! If you post to social media, tag @userveutah to spread your cheer even further and inspire others!   Send holiday cards to loved ones or organizations you support in your community! Want some card DIY inspiration? Check out …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Keli Linke

Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connections and insists that they become the best they can possibly be. – Rita Pierson Keli Linke is currently in her fourth and final year serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Mentoring for Success program. She has served all four …

Power of Service Award Winner – Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs has two nicknames: the LDS Lutheran and the Mormon Methodist. All nicknames come with a story, and Jack’s are no exception. He has been volunteering with Family Promise Salt Lake for over 11 years. In that time he has grown close with many faith communities as they work together to provide resources for families facing homelessness. He has …

Still #1 in Volunteering!

Utah still holds the top spot among states for the highest rate of volunteering (51 percent) according to a new federal study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Utah has now held the top spot for thirteen years. Salt Lake City ranks third among the top …