Utah Ranks #4 for Producing AmeriCorps Members

New data shows more AmeriCorps members come from Utah than other states; Provo ranks #1 among cities of its size, and Salt Lake City ranks #8 among cities of its size. [SALT LAKE CITY/PROVO] — When it comes to enrolling in AmeriCorps, Utah residents rank fourth among states, according to new data released today by the Corporation for National and …

LaDawn Stoddard (left) presenting Sandra Christensen with the Power of Service Award on July 17, 2018

Power of Service Award – Sandra Christensen

LaDawn Stoddard (left) presenting Sandra Christensen with the Power of Service Award on July 17, 2018 Sandra Christensen has been volunteering for Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services for 25 years doing health screenings for seniors at Salt Lake County Senior Centers. Sandra brought her expert knowledge as a registered nurse by providing blood pressure and blood glucose screenings …

AmeriCorps Member of the Month – July 2018

Congratulations to the AmeriCorps Utah Member of the Month – Alexandria Mickelsen! Alex is currently in the first year of her Master of Social Work program. She is completing her AmeriCorps term of service at Wasatch Mental Health with the BYU FHSS AmeriCorps program. Alex has been serving at Wasatch since the end of April where she is involved with individual …

Andrew’s Service Story

Christmas break was drawing near and we were beginning to wind down our class game time (CGT) rotations. I was teaching a 4th grade CGT when the teacher came up to me and asked me about the kid who had mentioned me in their DARE graduation speech. The 5th graders had just completed the DARE program that week and had …

Meet June’s AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Raquel Guadarrama

Raquel is a second-year Utah Healthcare Corps member serving at several clinics under the Bear Lake Community Health Center consortium in Box Elder and Cache Valley counties. Raquel’s primary role is to provide assistance to underserved populations by conducting CHIP, Medicaid, and Marketplace support and enrollment within the clinics and their respective communities. From Cyndi, UHC Program Director In the …

How can nonprofits benefit from youth volunteering?

There’s no age requirement when it comes to volunteering. Whether you’re retired and looking for ways to help your community or a young parent who wants to teach their children the value of community service, there are always nonprofits looking for some extra hands. There are many reasons why youth volunteers are particularly important to nonprofits. Rather than requiring volunteers …