April 15-21

National Volunteer Week, powered by Points of Light , is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities. Each year, we shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities.

Did you recognize your volunteers? There is still time! Check out our Volunteer Recognition page , or even visit our Pinterest board for inspiration! Follow the #NVW hashtag to see what others have done to celebrate service.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Salt Lake City
MAY 9-10 | 8:30am - 4pm
Multi Agency State Office Building
Room 1019 A&B
195 N 1950 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Only 9 spots left!
Learn best practices to effectively recruit, retain, motivate, and manage volunteers by registering for one our upcoming volunteer management training courses. To learn more visit our website at   www.userve.utah.gov/volunteer-management .
For questions, e-mail Mary at   mbuehler@utah.gov .
The new Utah Giving Alliance is excited to announce Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox and Crystal Maggelet, CEO and President of FJ Management, as co-chairs of the Alliance, and keynote speakers for the inaugural 2018 Summit event to be held at the David Eccles School of Business is Salt Lake City.
 
We invite you to join us for the morning of  May 9, 2018  for this funders only event to elevate the impact of the already extraordinary philanthropic efforts in Utah’s social sector.

Panels and break-out sessions will draw from the insights of  The Giving State Report and the experience of some of Utah’s leading patrons of social change.
CUSTOMIZED VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT TRAINING
UServeUtah hosted Utah Conservation Corps members for a customized Volunteer Management Training. These members will take the skills they learned to their sites all over the state!

Interested in learning about customized volunteer management trainings? Contact Mary at mbuehler@utah.gov
AMERICORPS MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Jana Richardson
Jana is serving a 2nd AmeriCorps term. In her first year, Jana served at Catholic Community Services on Rio Grande Street. While serving at Catholic Community Services Jana took over the monthly job fairs. Jana was instrumental in bringing and getting employers interested and committed to hiring individuals that were homeless through Catholic Community Services every month. Currently, Jana is now in her 2nd term of service, serving at the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City (IRC). She has been working both on housing stability and helping with the IRC VITA Tax program.

Jana brings to AmeriCorps and to the non-profit host organization that she serves, outstanding and committed efforts in all that she does, far exceeding anyone’s expectations. Thank you for your service!
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
UNA Annual Nonprofit Conference

The UNA Annual Nonprofit Conference is taking place on September 25, 2018. UNA is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions! Open until May 17th.
Design For Good Community Grant Program

Third Sun, a SLC-based branding and web design company, is offering a qualified nonprofit a pro-bono sponsorship for services valued up to $10,000 through their new Design for Good Community Grant Program. Applications are being accepted March 15-April 30. Details here
Now Hiring!
VISTA Positions at SLCC

Salt Lake Community College has open VISTA positions. Two positions are open to assist with solidifying the food pantry efforts, and one position is open to work on the community ga rden. The positions will be accommodating for any current students as well as someone with a part-time job.  Accepting applications now through June 21st.
Great Utah Shakeout

April 19th was the Great Utah Shakeout. Did you drop, cover, and hold on? If you missed it, you can still find great preparation resources here.
Global Youth Service Days

The 30th anniversary of Global Youth Service Day was April 20-22. GYSD is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the contributions that children and youth make 365 days of the year. Get involved!
Comcast Cares Day

April 21 was the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, one of the state's largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts! Over 18 projects took place from Saturday April 14 through Saturday April 21.
Utah Philanthropy Day Nominations Open
Every year, Utah Philanthropy Day celebrates those in our community who embody the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism. Nominations are now open for the Philanthropic Leadership Award, Foundation Spirit of Giving Award, Corporate Spirit of Giving Award, Outstanding Young Volunteer Award, Outstanding Volunteer Award, Governor's Career Humanitarian Leadership Award, and the Lieutenant Governor's Public Service Award. Check out the award categories, and start nominating today !
Volunteer
Recognition
Certificate
Nominate a volunteer for the Lt. Governor's Volunteer Recognition Certificate! It only takes a few minutes, and is completely free!