UServeUtah College Community Engagement Council

The UServeUtah College Community Engagement Council (CCEC)  is an advisory board composed of students enrolled in higher education institutions throughout the state of Utah. The CCEC will be dedicated to fostering community engagement among their campus and communities.

Join the College Community Engagement Council

Serve your campus and community while getting fellow young Utahns involved. During your time on this council you will be mentored by local leaders, delve into the Community Engagement Pathways, and plan an impactful project to address needs in your community. UServeUtah's staff and commission will support you as you gain experience and make a difference.
Apply for the 2024-2025 Council
Applications are open through July 1 only for the following institutions:
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  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Snow College
  • Southern Utah University
  • Utah Tech University
  • Ensign College
  • Western Governors University
  • Westminster College
  • All technical colleges in Utah

As a council member you will:
  • Receive a $500 stipend;
  • Receive leadership training;
  • Receive mentoring from a member of Utah's Commission on Service & Volunteerism or a professional with experience in community engagement;
  • Provide outreach and advocacy for UServeUtah's community engagement initiatives;
  • Commit to approximately 5-8 hours per month from September 2024 through May 2025;
  • Plan a community engagement project addressing a local need.

Council Requirements:
Applicants must be at least 18 years old and planning to reside in Utah for the duration of the 2024-25 academic year to complete the full term of service (September 2024 - May 2025). They must be enrolled in a Utah higher education institution and be in good standing at their school. Traditional, non-traditional, undergraduate, technical, and graduate students are all welcome to apply.

  • Time commitment of approximately 5 - 8 hours per month
  • Attend 3 out of 4 monthly virtual meetings and complete monthly assignments
  • Attend the Service Horizons Summit on September 27, 2024
  • Participate in a mentorship program with UServeUtah Commissioners and Community Engagement professionals
  • Plan and execute a community engagement project on campus and/or in community
  • Complete a project logic model by the due date
  • Upon project completion, prepare and submit a final report/reflection
  • Demonstrate a commitment to UServeUtah's mission by promoting volunteerism and serving as a responsible representative within the community

The 2023-2024 College Community Engagement Council

From September 2023 through May 2024, the UServeUtah College Community Engagement Council engaged 159 volunteers in local youth-led community projects. Of the volunteers engaged, 78% were age 25 or younger. Volunteers and council members served a total of 785 hours.

> 2023 - 2024 College Community Engagement Council Final Report
> 2022 - 2023 College Community Engagement Council Final Report

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Heather Lynn Burr

Utah State University

Heather's project, "Aggies Building Community," helped connect students to service opportunities in Logan.
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Anna Edler

Southern Utah University

Anna is passionate about getting people outdoors. Her project studied and addressed barriers to outdoor recreation in Cedar City.
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Alaa Elsir

University of Utah

Alaa created domestic violence survivor kits that will be distributed by Women of the World.
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Christian El-Bakri

Southern Utah University

Christian's project increased participation in voting in local and national politics among young adults.
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Ta'Mariah Jenkins

Utah State University

Ta'Mariah coordinated a donation drive to reduce waste on campus and support Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection.
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Makayla Larkins

University of Utah

Makayla coordinated fundraising efforts to support Utah's homeless and at-risk teens.
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Brooklyn Mackay

Utah State University Eastern

Brooklyn's project successfully placed free period products in Utah State University Eastern's bathrooms.
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Raina Steffan

Southern Utah University

Raina coordinated a donation drive to support SUU's H.O.P.E. pantry.
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Cody Stewart

Brigham Young University

Cody coordinated a community donation drive to benefit immigrant families in need of home goods, food, and summer supplies.
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Ruby Vejar

Weber State University

Ruby addressed food waste and food insecurity on the Weber State campus.