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Volunteer Recognition

The Commission seeks to build and cultivate capacity in the volunteer and service community by recognizing volunteer leaders and inspiring statewide volunteerism through collaboration. Outstanding volunteers are recognized annually through the Lt. Governors Volunteer Awards events. Utah non-profits also have an opportunity to recognize dedicated volunteers through the UServeUtah Volunteer Recognition Certificate program.


The On-Going Volunteer Recognition Certificate Program:LtGovernorsCertificate
The Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate program is an opportunity for nonprofit, faith-based, corporate and government agencies to recognize the on-going volunteer efforts in their own agencies with a certificate signed by the Lieutenant Governor. Nominees for this certificate are automatically eligible for the Power of Service Award.

Utah Philanthropy Day:
This year, UServeUtah forged a new partnership with The Utah Philanthropy Day Planning Committee Utah’s Philanthropy Day, which is currently hosted by Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA)
and the Utah Society of Fundraisers (USFR), is led by a committee of nonprofit, business, and government leaders.

Each November since 1999, the Utah Society of Fund Raisers and the Utah Nonprofits Association have celebrated Utah’s outstanding philanthropists and volunteer leaders at the annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon. Moving forward, Utah Philanthropy Day will honor award recipients for the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement award and the Lieutenant Governor’s Civic Engagement award.

This year Philanthropy Day will present the winners of these awards to an audience of over 700 at the annual luncheon in early November at Little America in Salt Lake.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award:
PresidentsAwardThe President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States through presidential recognition to live a life of service. Visit the President’s Volunteer Service Award site to learn more about award eligibility and criteria. To track hours your hours, register as a volunteer on the PVSA site. To have your hours certified, contact Mandee Curtis at when you begin tracking hours as well as when you have completed your hours to receive your award.