The Mutual Benefits of Employee Volunteer Programs: A Win-Win for Employers and Employees

Guest Author: Cache MerrillFounder, Zibtek In today’s socially conscious environment, more companies are recognizing the value of encouraging their employees to engage in volunteer programs. Such initiatives not only contribute to the community and the greater good but also offer tangible benefits to both employers and employees. At Zibtek we started an initiative called Geeks For Good to encourage our …

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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

October, 2021 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 …

9/11 Day Mini Grants Benefit Communities Across the State

42 Mini Grantsand$19,950 granted 2,776 Total Volunteers Over 9,942 volunteer hours Value of over $276,600ROI: 1286.47% October, 2021 The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), is a chance to help others in tribute to those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, first responders, and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe. UServeUtah …

Power of Service Award – Helen Green

September, 2021 Helen Thornton Green was posthumously honored with the Power of Service Award in September of 2021. The Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism was proud to recognize Helen for her lifetime of dedication to serving her community.  Helen Green was a champion of causes that contribute to independence and a greater sense of social connectedness for aging seniors …

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Make 2021 Your Year to Volunteer

January, 2021 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: Learn more about these benefits here. …

Love Your Pet Day

February, 2020 Happy Love Your Pet Day! We’d like to take this opportunity to explore ways you can get involved with organizations that address animal welfare in Utah! Direct Service Ready for some hands-on fun? Find a way to volunteer with an organization in your area! We recommend reaching out to your local animal shelter or animal control department to …

Why Spontaneous Volunteer Management is a Critical Skill

August, 2019 Imagine arriving at a Utah city after a devastating earthquake. Residents are badly shaken yet determined to begin the process of rebuilding. People are pouring in from surrounding cities to help with the recovery. How do you ensure work gets done quickly, safely and effectively to maximize the benefits of these new volunteers to the community? The answer …