AmeriCorps Member of the Month – Elena “Lanie” Henderson

July, 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 Elena “Lanie” Henderson who is serving with the BYU Family Home and Social Science (FHSS) AmeriCorps program. Lanie Henderson is a fourth year PhD student in Brigham Young University’s Clinical …

$242k Awarded to Utah Organizations to Promote Participation in Community and Civic Engagement Initiatives

UServeUtah, the State’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism, has awarded $242,710 in grant funding to local organizations that will  increase Utahns’ awareness of and participation in community and civic engagement initiatives. Projects will begin in July of 2020 and carry through June of 2021. Funding will be provided for a variety of different types of initiatives across the entire state …

Utah in the Top 10 for Most Patriotic States

This 4th of July, a holiday that typically brings families, friends and neighbors together, many will experience a scaled-back and isolated celebration of Independence. Certain things will be different this year, but one thing that has not changed is Utahns’ commitment to civic engagement. According to recent data released by Wallethub, Utah is the #1 state in the nation in …

Honored Volunteers – June 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in June of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Dr. Kenyon B. Anderson Friends for Sight Dr. David I. Jones Friends for Sight Jack Kammerer The Village Project Mathew Olsen Sanpete County Fair Fun on the Farm Addison Howell …

Honored Volunteers – May 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in May of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Monica Acosta Kearns High School Afrah Al Hachami Kearns High School Jasmine ALvarenga Kearns High School Daniela Anaya Kearns High School Elvia Anaya Kearns High School Angel Balladares Kearns High …

UServeUtah’s COVID-19 Response

UServeUtah is a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and the lead agency for the Volunteer and Donations Coordination Team (VDCT).  When the State Emergency Response Team was activated in response to COVID-19, UServeUtah began working with the State Library, bookmobile sites, and AmeriCorps sites to collect donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). UServeUtah put out a call …

Community Engagement Grant 2019-2020

The purpose of the UServeUtah Community Engagement Grant is to increase Utahns’ awareness of and participation in community and/or civic engagement initiatives. Learn more about current projects at userve.utah.gov/cegrant. National History Day Utah (NHD UTAH) National History Day Utah (NHD) is a year-long academic program that engages more than 5,000  students statewide in grades 4-12. Through NHD, students develop research …

Honored Volunteers – April 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in April of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Sarah Abraham Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah Evie Adams CASA Rebecca Agurto The Puente Program | Kearns High School Don Aina Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah Alexis “Ali” …

Earth Day 2020

Find a way to serve on & around Earth Day! Remember, service isn’t only direct service! Advocacy, activism, philanthropy, policy, and social entrepreneurship are service too! Here are a few ideas of how to get involved from the Earth Day Network: Make Your Own Act of Green: make a pledge to take personal action for the planet! Learn how to …

Honored Volunteers – March 2020

Congratulations to recipients of the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate in March of 2020. The contributions made by these volunteers make lasting impacts on communities across our state. Nominated By: Hannah Barnes BYU Y-Serve Isaac Bell Independence Home Health and Hospice Andrew Bonney BYU Y-Serve Eileen Coccaro Peace House Leslie Cortsen Salt Lake Donated Dental Services Lorrie Downs Independence Home …

Remote & Virtual Volunteering

Currently, you may feel an inherent need to help other people in their communities. This may lead you to search for ways to be engaged. However, it can be difficult to know what to do. UServeUtah has a few ideas for you of different ways you can stay engaged remotely: Donate locally. If you have a favorite organization or cause, …