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Employee Volunteering

Businesses in Utah are thriving, adding jobs and resources to the economy. Some companies have started Employee Volunteer Programs to further give back to the community. An Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) is an organized effort to motivate and encourage employees to volunteer their time and skills to the community. UServeUtah has compiled a few resources to help you develop your own EVP. We will continue to add to these resources in order to support your efforts in engaging employees in volunteerism.

Click here to take our survey of Utah companies and organizations about Employee Volunteer Programs.

Employee Engagement Tools

How to Start an Employee Volunteer Program
How to get Employees Engaged in Volunteer Work
The 7 Practices of Effective Employee Volunteer Programs
How to pledge 1% of Employee Time
How to Pledge 1% of Product
Points of Light Resources for Companies

Resources

Click the image to download a PDF.

Sample Volunteer Job Description

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Developing New Volunteer Opportunities

Staff Assessment of a Volunteer Program

Assessment of Volunteer Programs (Staff)

Assessment of Volunteer Programs (Admin)

Volunteer Assessment

Assessment of Volunteer Programs (Volunteer)

Engaging Underrepresented Populations Toolkits

Why Should I Volunteer With My Family?
Supporting Family Volunteering
Five Reasons to Recruit Youth Volunteers

General Toolkits

Utah: A Culture of Volunteerism
Starting your own Service Project
Advocating for Volunteer Management
National Preparedness Month Presentation
Volunteering your Business Skills at a Nonprofit
Toolkit for Program Sustainability
Engaging Youth Volunteers

Employee Engagement Toolkits

How to Start an Employee Volunteer Program
How to get Employees Engaged in Volunteer Work
The 7 Practices of Effective Employee Volunteer Programs
How to pledge 1% of Employee Time
How to Pledge 1% of Product
Points of Light Resources for Companies

National Days of Service and Organized Service Project Toolkits

MLK Day Funding Guide
MLK Day Toolkit
Self Organizing MLK Day Project Ideas
Communicating through Digital and Social Media
Recruiting Boomers and Seniors for Volunteer Projects
Retaining Boomer Volunteers
Volunteer Recruiting
Tips for Retaining Volunteers
Retaining Student Volunteers

Youth and Families Service Toolkits

Family Service Guide
Engaging Youth in Service
Youth Summer Service Project Ideas
GYSD Project Planning Toolkit
GYSD General Project Press Template
55 Environmental Service Projects
Template Letter to State Farm Agents

Disaster Services Toolkits

How to Prepare Your Home
How to Donate Responsibly
How to Do the Greatest Good in a Disaster
55 Ways to Re-Purpose Material Donations

Research

Research shows that volunteerism can make you happier, more fulfilled and make your community stronger. Want to see the research on why you should volunteer? Here’s some:

Outside Websites

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

National Service Knowledge Network

How Volunteering Can Help You Get a Job

Volunteering Can Help Your Career

Foundation Center Annual Report

The Community Foundation of Utah

Value of Volunteer Time

A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement

Parent Involvement in Schools

Connecting Youth and Strengthening Communities

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/volunteer-and-nonprofit-careers/

PDF Resources on Volunteer Management

Managing Volunteers: Balancing Risk and Reward

UPS Volunteer Resource Management

Adult Volunteerism Outcomes

Family Volunteering

How Volunteerism Shapes Professional Success

Is Volunteering Rewarding In Itself?

Managing Spontaneous Volunteers

Measuring Volunteerism

Skilled Based Volunteerism by Occupation

PDF Resources on AmeriCorps Service

Effects of AmeriCorps on Participant Readiness

AmeriCorps Service: Personal and Professional Boost

PDF Resources on Disaster Service

Concept of Volunteers Evolving

Please do not send your old shoes

Disaster Volunteers Curb Your Enthusiasm

 

Community Service Programs Will Showcase Successes at Utah State Capitol

I heart national service logoSALT LAKE CITY — On February 9, 2017, national service programs from across the state will gather at the Utah State Capitol to share their role in building strong communities. National Service Day on the Hill is an opportunity for program managers to engage policy makers and spotlight those who improve the quality of life in Utah through volunteerism. Continue reading

Commission

The Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism (UServeUtah) is an active board of commissioners appointed by the Governor to support volunteerism in Utah. The commission meets bimonthly to direct and carry out the mission and objectives of the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, and fulfill the statutory responsibilities for State Commissions under the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.

Each commission member serves a 3-year term and can be appointed to serve up to two consecutive terms. Time spent as a commission member is completely voluntary. They function as “Ambassadors of Service” in their local communities to promote volunteerism and service opportunities. To see a list of past commissioners, click here.

2017 Board Members

  • Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. CoxSpencer Cox
    Lieutenant Governor, State of Utah
  • Debbie Hardy photoDebbie Hardy
    Intermountain Healthcare & Commission Chair
  • LINDSEY KNEUVENLindsey Kneuven
    Cotopaxi & Community Engagement Chair
  • Dave Clark photoDavid Clark
    Zions Bank & National Service Chair
  • Kris HamletKris Hamlet
    Utah Division of Emergency Management & Commission Past Chair
  • Chris BrayChris Bray
    Boeing Salt Lake & Commission Past Chair
  • Stan Penfold HeadshotStan Penfold
    Utah AIDS Foundation
  • Jill Remington Love
    Department of Heritage and Arts
  • David Buhler
    Utah Higher Education
  • Jake MurakamiJake Murakami
    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) State Office
  • Paul Leggett
    Aging and Adult Services at Salt Lake County
  • Rep. Becky Edwards
    Utah State Legislature
  • Todd Hansen
    LDS Church
  • photo coming soonMelissa Fromm
    Forever Young Foundation
  • Sydnee Dickson
    Utah State Board of Education
  • Vikram Ravi
    Youth Commissioner
  • Karen McCandless
    Community Action Services and Food Bank
  • Debra Hoyt
    Dominion Energy

For meeting agendas and minutes produced prior to January 2017, please contact Kate Hulme at katelewis@utah.gov or (801) 245-7281.

Meeting Agendas

May 2017 Commission Meeting Agenda
March 2017 Commission Meeting Agenda
January 2017 Commission Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

May 2017 Commission Meeting Minutes
March 2017 Commission Meeting Minutes
January 2017 Commission Meeting Minutes

Partner Events

Utah Philanthropy Day

What:
Each November since 1999, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Utah Chapter (formerly Utah Society of Fund Raisers), Utah Nonprofits Association, and UServeUtah have celebrated Utah’s outstanding philanthropists and volunteer leaders at the annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon. Seven prestigious awards along with the Heart & Hands Award honor the various components of the critical nexus between visionary, supportive philanthropy and thriving, creative nonprofit organizations that respond to community concerns and the need for change. For more information, visit Utah Philanthropy Day’s website.

When:
November 16, 2017, 11:30 am -1:30 pm

Where:
Grand America Ballroom
(555 S Main, Salt Lake City, Utah)

Join Us

UNA Conference

What:
The Utah Nonprofits Association seeks to unify, strengthen, and elevates Utah’s nonprofits and promotes strong and vibrant communities for all of Utah. For more information about the conference, visit their website.

When:
September 14, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where:
September 14, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1651 N 700 W, Layton, UT 84041

Join Us

Give Utah

What:
As we become increasingly interconnected, we have an opportunity to rise to a new standard of collective impact. GIVE Utah is an opportunity for business and nonprofit leaders to align their efforts—and produce large-scale data-driven social impact. The mission of Give Utah is to assemble the most innovative, collaborative, and conscientious nonprofit and business leaders to exponentially increase the effectiveness of giving. This 2nd annual event will offer two days of inspiring leadership, networking and partnership, and impact educational experiences in both corporate giving and nonprofit management. To find more information or to buy tickets, visit the GIVE website.

When:
Spring 2017

Where:
TBD

 

 

Post Volunteer Opportunities

We’re excited to introduce a new online resource for finding and posting volunteer opportunities!

UServeUtah is partnering with JustServe to connect you to volunteers in your community so you can make a difference wherever you are and however your organization serves. We are excited to team up with nonprofit, faith, and government organizations nationwide to post volunteer needs and opportunities to serve.

Whether you need volunteers to help at a one-time event or to fulfill an ongoing need, JustServe can help! To post a volunteer opportunity, scroll down to the bottom of the page on JustServe.org and click on “Submit a Project.” Once you submit your volunteer opportunity, it will be sent to the JustServe committee for consideration and approval.

Find Volunteer Opportunities

We’re excited to introduce a new online resource for finding and posting volunteer opportunities!

UServeUtah is partnering with JustServe to connect you to service opportunities in your community so you can make a difference wherever you are and however you want to serve. We are excited to team up with nonprofit, faith, and government organizations nationwide to post volunteer needs and opportunities to serve.

A simple search on JustServe.org will tell you

  • How many total volunteer opportunities are available in your area (you can select a specific radius in miles).
  • Which organizations need help.
  • What kinds of roles need to be filled to provide the best level of care across our state.

Welcome Friends in Service

Dear Friends in Service,

It is inspiring to hear stories from all around the state of Utahns’ commitment and passion for serving their friends, families, neighbors, and communities. This spirit of service has earned Utah the #1 ranking in the nation for volunteerism and civic engagement for nine consecutive years! Volunteerism helps meet critical needs in Utah and provides significant economic and social value for our citizens and communities. Each year Utah volunteers dedicate millions of hours of service. Last year alone that service was estimated to be worth $3.5 billion.

The poet, Henry Longfellow said: “No man or woman is so poor as to have nothing worth giving.” This is the vitality of volunteering; it is something that anyone can do – no matter where they live, their age, income, religious or cultural affiliation. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity that is open to all of us and there is a vast range of possibilities for volunteerism in Utah. I invite you to join with us as we focus on making a difference.

Yours in Service,

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox