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 Lt. Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate is an opportunity for nonprofit, faith-based, corporate, and government agencies to recognize the ongoing 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.
Power of Service Award
Nominees for the Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Certificate will automatically be considered for the Power of Service Award. This award is chosen three times per year and is given to a volunteer who shows significant commitment to the overall well-being of the populations he or she serves. The recipient of the award will be honored by UServeUtah Commissioners at a commission board meeting with a framed certificate, a letter signed by the Lieutenant Governor, and the Lieutenant Governor’s coin.
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 Utah Philanthropy Day Luncheon. UServeUtah joined as a co-sponsor of the event in 2014, adopting the Governor’s Career Humanitarian award and the Lieutenant Governor’s Public Service awards to the rest of the award categories.