The Commission seeks to build and cultivate capacity in the volunteer and service community, recognize volunteer leaders, and inspire statewide volunteerism through collaboration and consensus. The Commission actively promotes volunteerism and functions as a clearinghouse, consultant, and training resource to volunteer centers throughout the state, including campus service, and engagement centers to expand public/private partnerships and volunteer mobilization capacity.
UServeUtah, through local volunteer connectors, offers Volunteer Management Training throughout the state. Volunteer connectors become certified Volunteer Management Trainers through the Volunteer Management Training Certification course offered through UServeUtah. When certified, these trainers then schedule and teach volunteer management courses to nonprofits in their communities. Upon completion of the program, volunteer coordinators have the necessary skills to:
1. Assess volunteer needs and match those needs with the strategic goals of the organization.
2. Develop relevant, competency-based volunteer roles and opportunities that attract and retain high caliber volunteers to address critical social needs in their communities.
The Volunteer Management Courses consist of the following modules:
- Volunteer Management and Organizational Assessment
- Creating a Position Description and Volunteer Application
- Volunteer Recruitment
- Interviewing Volunteers
- Orienting and Training Volunteers
- Placing and Supervising Volunteers
- Volunteer Motivation and Retention
- Volunteer Recognition
- Performance Reviews and Handling Performance Problems
- Risk Management in Volunteer Programs
- Volunteer Program Evaluation
Our current training schedule is available on our calendar.
These Volunteer Management trainings are free to volunteer coordinators.
UServeUtah currently hosts four regional Conferences on Service in Utah, with workshops focusing on themes related to volunteer management. The annual statewide conference was divided into four regions after input from volunteer centers and nonprofits in the state. The change allows more organizations to attend the conference held in their own communities.