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Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate

The Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate recognizes Utah residents who demonstrate exemplary volunteer service to their community. The certificate is signed by the Lt. Governor and distributed by the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism on a bimonthly basis. Nominees for the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate are automatically be considered for the Power of Service Award.

For more information, please contact Ruqia Qasim at or (801) 245-7222.

To nominate someone for the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate, click here.


The proper recognition of volunteers is an important component in any volunteer program, large or small. UServeUtah encourages some form of volunteer recognition to help address ongoing issues related to volunteer retention. To that end, the Commission awards Volunteer Recognition Certificates to Utahns for outstanding contributions to local communities. The Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate aims to recognize just a few of the many volunteers who help make Utah a better state, while promoting and inspiring further ongoing volunteer efforts.


In order for a volunteer to receive a certificate, the submission must be accompanied by a narrative statement that describes the nominee’s community service activities and demonstrates how those activities address the community’s serious social problems. Narratives should be no longer than 250 words. Volunteers with identical, generic narratives will not be issued certificates. Please write unique narratives for each volunteer. One time or short-term volunteers (unless otherwise noted) are not eligible.

The nomination must reflect the actual accomplishments achieved through voluntary service.

Community Need
The service must address unmet human, educational, environmental or public safety needs.

Ongoing Involvement
The voluntary community service must be ongoing rather than a one-time activity, with the exception of outstanding service for short-term crisis situations.

Other Requirements
Nominations for the Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate must be made by someone from within the volunteer organization. There is no age requirement. Service must be performed in Utah. Service must be performed by an unpaid volunteer, not a national service participant.