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Summer of Service

boy composting at a service projectSummer of Service is Utah’s statewide initiative to celebrate and mobilize youth 5-25 to make a meaningful difference in their local communities by volunteering June 1 to August 31.

Why serve:

  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Learn new skills to build your resume
  • Keep active, stay busy, avoid boredom
  • Have fun and make new friends
  • Earn a Presidential Service Award


  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Track Hours SOSFaith Based Organizations
  • Community Events
  • Government Agencies and Schools
  • Individuals (neighbors, family, others)

Find Volunteer Opportunities:

Web: Youth Service Directory or State Directory
Phone: 2-1-1 from home phone or 801-736-8929

Qualify for Prizes:

Prizes are awarded in a monthly drawing based on a minimum of 10 hours served that is tracked through our website and a video or photo with story submitted to Mandee Curtis at For additional submissions for prizes, follow/like us on social media. Use #utahsummerofservice15 to tag your photos and videos.

How to Track Hours Online:

  • Click on “Track Hours” button on right-side of this page
  • Click “New User?”
  • Complete the new user registration. Once your account has been created, you will need to re-log in by clicking “go to Login Page”
  • Hover your mouse over the “Opportunities” tab and click “Volunteer Opportunities”
  • Click “Sign Me Up” to the right of Summer of Service 2015

How to Earn Presidential Service Recognition:

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is a premier volunteer awards program.  Youth are invited to participate and be recognized by our nation’s president for being active citizens. Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official pin and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States. Youth must complete the following amount of hours June 1 to August 31 for the PVSA:

  • Kids 5-12 (50 hours)
  • Youth 13-18 (75 hours)
  • Young Adults 19-25 (100 hours)

Summer of Service Prize Winners!

Click here to see this summers prize winners!

Need Help?

Call Mandee Curtis at 801-245-7281 for more information

Thank You Sponsors!

Logan Aquatic Center
Roy Aquatic Center
Salt Lake County Ice Center

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