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Raise Your Voice – Engaging Youth in Local Government, UServeUtah Youth Council Guest Author

Guest Author: Noor Majeed Noor Majeed is a member of the 2021 UServeUtah Youth Council representing Skyridge High School in Utah County. During her term on the council Noor hosted a training event to increase civic engagement knowledge among youth. I am passionate about service that fosters understanding and connections to my community. These qualities inherent to volunteerism compelled me …

Spooky Ways to Serve

Halloween is upon us! As we enter into the spookiest weekend of the year, we challenge you to find a way to serve and make a difference. Spread some spooky cheer by donating to the Afghan Community fund to support the 765 afghan arrivals coming to Utah soon.  If you prefer to stay at home to Trick or Treat this year volunteer remotely by baking a cake …

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Make 2021 Your Year to Volunteer

It is the perfect time to set a new year’s resolution to volunteer, and we are here to help!  First things first, why should you volunteer?  It’s good for you! Studies show that volunteering is good for both your body and your mind. According to the Mayo Clinic Health System volunteering can: Decrease the risk of depression. Give you a …

11 Ways to Serve on 9/11

In honor of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, we encourage friends, neighbors, classrooms, churches, businesses, and other community organizations to plan their own service project, one that matches their interests and availability, and meets the needs of their community while keeping their community safe. Adopt a local classroom and donate school & sanitation supplies. This back …

How to Serve during the Holidays

Don’t wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly — Lead the way! Steve Maraboli Find a Project It can be a challenge to find a formal volunteer project during the holidays. Volunteer opportunities fill up fast, and it is a challenge for organizations to plan one-time volunteer activities. You can search for opportunities …

How volunteering opens career doors

It might seem a little counterintuitive, but working without pay can open doors of opportunity for your career. That’s because employers don’t only care about the skills you bring to the office. They also care about who you are as a person and about the issues and causes that drive you to do your best. Whether you are entering the …