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high school volunteer award

Program Overview: 
The UServeUtah High School Volunteer Recognition Award program is an opportunity for all high school students to be recognized for their voluntary community engagement.

Service Qualifications: There are six Pathways of Community Engagement that high school students can participate in and log hours as part of the High School Volunteer Award program.

Pathways of Community Engagement serve as a tool and a guide to illustrate the various possibilities by which Utahns can give back to their communities.  

Qualifying service must meet a recognized community need identified by a non-profit agency, hospital, school, faith-based organization, or other community organization.

  • Service must be performed in Utah
  • Service can be with a nonprofit organization
  • Service can be performed with a school club

How to Participate: 

  1. Enroll: Interested students will complete this form to let UServeUtah know that they would like an account.
  2. Account created: Students will receive UServeUtah Volunteer Portal account information by September 2020.  
  3. Learn about the program: Watch a webinar (to be made? Wondering if Youth Council could help?)
  4. Volunteer: See eligible activities.  You can make an impact!  
  5. Log hours: Students will be responsible to log their own volunteer hours in the UServeUtah Volunteer Portal.  
  6. Reflect: Students will need to write about what they learned from their volunteer experience in their submissions.
  7. Hours 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. 
  8. Receive certificate or cord: Each year Certificates will be sent to the school where the student attends, or the student’s home if the student has moved.  If the student has moved, they must notify UServeUtah at volunteers@utah.gov

This program will recognize Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students who record a minimum number of volunteer hours.