High School Volunteer Award

UServeUtah will partner with participating Utah high schools to encourage student volunteerism and recognize students for voluntary community service. Students in grades 10 - 12 will have the opportunity to earn Volunteer Award Certificates and a graduation cord for completing service requirements.
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How to Participate

ENROLL in the recognition program+

Students from participating high schools will complete this form. UServeUtah will email you information on how to create an account on the UServeUtah Volunteer Portal. Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year ends August 30, 2022.

DISCOVER your Community Engagement Pathway+

Take UServeUtah's Community Engagement Pathways survey. Discover your passions, your motivations and your strengths. You will receive a virtual toolkit that will help you identify the different types of service paths and how you can best make an impact in your community.

VOLUNTEER in your community+

Serve in your school or in your community. Connect with organizations and see how you can make a difference through volunteerism. Visit JustServe.org to find volunteer opportunities.

LOG your volunteer hours+

Track the hours you serve in the UServeUtah Volunteer Portal. Hours must be verified. For each activity logged, students must enter an email address for a volunteer supervisor, teacher, or leader who will verify the hours by email. The person verifying the hours cannot be a family member.

REFLECT on volunteer experience+

Reflect on your experience and what you learned from volunteering. A reflection submission is required when logging hours.

EARN your award+

Receive your Volunteer Award Certificate and/or graduation cord upon completing your service requirements. Recognition awards will be sent to and presented by your participating high school. If the student has moved, they must contact UServeUtah at volunteers@utah.gov.

  • Your community needs you.  You have unique talents at this stage of your life that will make you a valuable asset to the community. 
  • You will need the ability to solve social problems as you move through today’s world. (“Everyone a Changemaker,” Ashoka)
  • Good for your health!