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“Service is a core part of our administration and of Utah’s culture at large – it’s who we are.”

-Utah Governor Spencer Cox

Join us in making a difference.

Utah ranks first in the nation for formal volunteerism. In 2021 alone, 999,926 volunteers contributed 93.3 million hours of service through organizations worth an estimated $2.7 billion. Volunteers like you make an incredible impact in our state.
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Serve with AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is an opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to give their time and talent to strengthen communities. AmeriCorps offers opportunities with different time commitments and requirements, meaning you can serve in whatever capacity works for your goals and lifestyle.
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Find Your Community Engagement Pathway

Discover new ways to make a difference! Did you know there is more to getting involved than rolling up your sleeve through direct service? The Community Engagement Pathways will help you explore new and exciting ways to get involved locally.
Find Your Pathway

Discover impactful service opportunities effortlessly by searching volunteer directories. These platforms match your interests and skills with projects, making it easy to find the perfect way to make a difference. 

In addition to volunteer directories, we encourage you to explore opportunities to serve with local service organizations such as United Ways, Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, and local food banks.

AmeriCorps

Whether you have an hour, a day, or more, AmeriCorps has an opportunity for you! Learn more about how you can unite with other volunteers and strengthen your community.

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JustServe.org

JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations are posted, and volunteers search for opportunities to enhance the quality of life in the community.

Visit JustServe.org

VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch believes that volunteering can change lives - starting with yours. Every person deserves an opportunity to be a part of the greater good. Find local ways to get involved.

VolunteerMatch.org

idealist

Explore volunteer opportunities posted on idealist.org. Search by location, issue area, date, and skills.

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Track Your Impact

Join us in celebrating our 30th anniversary by committing to serving 30 hours this year!
Why Should You Serve?

Personal Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering offers a myriad of personal benefits, extending beyond the act of service itself. Engaging in volunteer work has been linked to improved mental health, providing individuals with a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and reduced feelings of stress and isolation. Volunteering also fosters a deeper connection with one's community, allowing volunteers to forge meaningful relationships, gain a deeper understanding of local issues, and contribute to positive change on a grassroots level. By giving back to their communities, volunteers not only make a tangible impact but also experience personal growth, increased social connections, and a heightened sense of belonging.
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Why Should You Serve?

Uniting Through Service

Volunteer efforts serve as the lifeblood of community organizations and initiatives, providing essential support that bolsters the quality of life for all residents. Through volunteering, communities witness the strengthening of social ties and the cultivation of a shared sense of belonging and purpose.

By working together, we improve our communities. When you’re serving side by side, you build bonds with people who are different from you who you likely wouldn’t have otherwise met. You develop a deeper understanding of others. And, together, you create a community where everyone can thrive.

Recruit Volunteers

As the state's central coordinating body for service and volunteerism, we are here to help you recruit volunteers. We offer a comprehensive training suite for volunteer managers of all levels to learn how to recruit, train, and retain volunteers. We also offer free virtual volunteer management workshops throughout the year. We encourage you to explore our training suite and the other external resources below. Please note that external resources are shared for additional learning and do note denote an endoresement by the state of Utah.

UServeUtah Training Suite

Volunteer Management Training

This training is an interactive and practical course providing professional development to today's volunteer manager.
The next training will be held on June 26 and 27 in Cedar City.

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Volunteer Programming for Maximum Impact

Whether you are building a new volunteer program or revitalizing your current strategies, this course will help you develop goals and implement strategies for effecting change in your organization.

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Virtual Volunteer Management Workshops

These free virtual workshops provide targeted training and a deep dive into specific subjects in volunteer management. Past topics include engaging corporate volunteers and recruiting destination volunteers.

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Additional Resources

Virtual Recruitment

Post your volunteer opportunities on volunteer directories like JustServe.org, VolunteerMatch, and idealist.org. Be sure to include a statement of need, how the volunteer can help, and any benefits the volunteer will enjoy.

Post your volunteer opportunities regularly on social media. Not a graphic design guru? Check out resources like Canva to help you with design. Be sure to tag @userveutah on your volunteer recruitment posts. We're happy to like and share! UServeUtah is active on Instagram, Facebook, X, and LinkedIn.

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Partner with Higher Education

Partner with higher education institutions to recruit student volunteers. Students can be especially useful skills-based volunteers and are eager to gain experience in their fields of study.

Service Learning Centers in Utah:
The Bennion Center, University of Utah
The Thayne Center, Salt Lake Community College
The Dumke Center for Civic Engagement, Westminster University
The Center for Community Engaged Learning, Weber State University
The Center for Community Engagement, Utah State University
Y-Serve, Brigham Young University
The Center for Social Impact, Utah Valley University
Community Engagement Center, Southern Utah University
Utah Tech Serves, Utah Tech University

Training Resources

There are many free training resources to help you in your volunteer recruitment goals. We encourage you to check out:

Points of Light
VolunteerMatch Nonprofit Learning Center
nonprofitready.org

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