Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism                                                                          November 2017
HOLIDAY SERVICE PLEDGE DRIVE
 

During the holidays, the spirit of giving is alive and well in Utah and organizations see many individuals looking for ways to give back. But volunteers are needed all year long!  UServeUtah is sponsoring the Holiday Service Pledge Drive to encourage individuals to volunteer during the holidays as well as pledge to serve throughout 2018.

We know many people who would love to receive a gift of a service pledge from a loved one in lieu of a gift at the holidays, so take the pledge and download a Certificate of Service!

A social media image is available at UServe.Utah.gov/pledge  for those who pledge to invite other Utahns to do the same.

We hope you'll join the Holiday Service Pledge Drive and commit to help meet community needs in 2018!

UTAH 
AMERICORPS MEMBER OF THE MONTH

Karina Compean is UServeUtah's AmeriCorps Member of the Month for November! Karina is an absolutely fantastic AmeriCorps member who has been working with Mentoring for Success, an AmeriCorps program dedicated to mentoring and tutoring at-risk elementary school students. Karina's "kids" flourish under her mentoring.

Karina is serving her fourth and final term as an AmeriCorps member. She began serving with Mentoring for Success at Heritage Elementary School in Ogden School District and then moved to Lincoln Elementary School in Ogden, where she is currently serving. Karina's principal, Ross Lunceford, noted that as he looks at replacing Karina next year, he will need to train several people to do all of the work she has been doing.

Karina has created several computer programs for attendance tracking and intra-school communication. She tracks attendance for her entire school and has trained the teachers to use the program also. Heritage Elementary School is still using the programs she created when she worked there.

Karina is a true shining star for the AmeriCorps motto of "getting things done." Congratulations Karina!

AmeriCorps, also known as the Domestic Peace Corps, engages thousands of Americans nationwide in intensive, results-driven service in areas of education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve for up to a year and receive a modest living allowance, training,  and an education scholarship to pay for college or pay back student loans.
UTAH PHILANTHROPY DAY A SUCCESS

On Thursday, November 16, UServeUtah, the Utah Nonprofits Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Utah Chapter hosted the 19th annual Utah Philanthropy Day luncheon. 

Approximately 850 people joined together to celebrate philanthropic and volunteer efforts in Utah. Congratulations to our 2017 Utah Philanthropy Day honorees! S ee the   press release   for a list of the award honorees. In addition, 84 people were awarded the Heart & Hands Award for their significant volunteer contributions.
SOLD OUT: DECEMBER VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TRAINING


UServeUtah's final Volunteer Management Training of the year is sold out. Stay tuned to our newsletter or visit our website for more training opportunities in 2018.
UNA VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT CREDENTIAL TRAINING A SUCCESS


We teamed up with the Utah Nonprofits Association to offer our annual  Nonprofit Organizational Credential in Volunteer Management Participating organizations are eligible to receive a Volunteer Management Credential Badge by submitting 10 e vidence items of implementation . To learn more about this training, visit our website or contact Mary Buehler at mbuehler@utah.gov.
Other Announcements
THE GIVING STATE REPORT

The Giving State is the first ever data-driven report published on philanthropy and the social sector in Utah. The report shares some interesting findings and thought-provoking recommendations for both funders and nonprofits on how to improve strategic focus through enhanced communication, high-impact partnerships and more.

Download your copy  to learn about who is doing the giving, what we care most about, and how we can ensure our giving really makes an impact.

The Lt. Governor's Volunteer Recognition Certificate program let's you nominate an outstanding volunteer. Submit your nomination here.  

 

Every volunteer has a story, and we want to hear yours! Share your story  here.

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