Honored Volunteers – January 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in January of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Sharon Abraham Mountain View Elementary Denise Arnell Mountain View Elementary Dr. Rob Baird Community Health Connect Lyle Clayton Historic Field Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park Brandon Coffman BYU …

AmeriCorps Members Commemorate MLK Day

Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” The MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20 is an opportunity to remember Dr. King’s life and re-commit ourselves as citizens to answer that question by volunteering to serve one another and our communities. Every year AmeriCorps members in Utah commemorate this …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Will McElligott

The AmeriCorps Member of the Month for December 2019 is Will McElligott from the Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC) program. CCYC Director Christine Nelson submitted the following nomination for Will: “Will has worked with Canyon Country Youth Corps since the fall of 2017. During his time with CCYC Will has served as a crew member, crew leader, and field boss. …

Retreat Recap

We started out our year with our annual staff and commission retreats. We have spent time exploring our successes and opportunities for growth and are excited to get to work! We would like to share some things that have informed and motivated our upcoming projects. What motivates you?Try this with your coworkers, family, or friends! Are you an achiever, an …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month | Josie Jasperson

JANUARY | 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 Josie Jasperson who is serving with the Utah Higher Education AmeriCorps Network (UHEAN) at Weber State University. UHEAN (formerly Utah Campus Compact) utilizes students as AmeriCorps members at …

Honored Volunteers – December 2019

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in December of 2019. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Megan Albrecht Foster Love Don Anderson Antelope Island State Park Ann Johnson Iron County Care and Share Beverly Ashby The INN Between Abigail Banks Foster Love Alessia Banning Salt Lake …

How to Serve during the Holidays

Don’t wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly — Lead the way! Steve Maraboli Find a Project It can be a challenge to find a formal volunteer project during the holidays. Volunteer opportunities fill up fast, and it is a challenge for organizations to plan one-time volunteer activities. You can search for opportunities …

Honored Volunteers – November 2019

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in November of 2019. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. NOMINATED BY: Megan Albrecht Foster Love Abigail Banks Foster Love Michael Barker Foster Love Craig Bergstrom Junior Achievement & Kearns High School Rich Bogle Junior Achievement & Kearns High School Traci Brinkerhoff …

Utah State University Selected for New Recruiting Partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA

PRESS RELEASE | November 28, 2019 The Utah State University Center for Community Engagement announced that it was selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for a new partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA designed to encourage participation in national service opportunities. Utah State University (USU) will receive approximately $20,000 to onboard a part-time recruiter to work in partnership …