Teachers are preparing for the start of the new school year, making it a perfect time to think about opportunities to incorporate community service in the classroom. With so many assignments, required tests and other activities filling up... (Read More)
Leadership of volunteer teams is a crucial skill for organizations seeking success for their mission and stakeholders, yet few have been trained in how to manage effectively. That’s why volunteer managers are encouraged to register for upcoming... (Read More)
If your organization has had a loyal group of volunteers for years, it’s easy to become complacent. You might think those people are here to stay and will support you no matter what happens. Ideally, that’s exactly what will happen for decades... (Read More)
Too often, we value people on the job for the volume of work they produce rather than their commitment, their work ethic and the intangible value they bring to the organization.
As a nonprofit, you can change all of that by spotlighting... (Read More)
For CPAs, attorneys and other professionals, it can be difficult to find much time outside of working hours for extra activities. Oftentimes, professionals work hours that fall well outside the traditional 8-to-5, making scheduling a challenge. Yet... (Read More)
Volunteers must quickly deploy to assist local, state and federal governmental agencies in their efforts to help neighbors when disaster strikes. In the event of severe weather, for example, that might mean laying down sand bags, setting up an... (Read More)
For Utahns, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are not easily forgotten. Although the acts of terrorism took place many states away that day, the violence and lives lost created painful memories—and a resolve to support fellow Americans, no matter... (Read More)
For the 2015-16 volunteer season, Utah AmeriCorps programs served a variety of stakeholders in our communities, including veterans, students, conservation officials and more.
Examples of service include providing education about science and... (Read More)
The family that volunteers together stays together. That could easily be the slogan you use when you decide to bring your loved ones around the table to support a common cause, such as United Way of Salt Lake's Day of Action 2016 on June... (Read More)
Your volunteers work hard. They’re willing to work side by side without pay because they believe in your mission and see the needs you are fulfilling in your community. They don’t get paid, but they nonetheless show up on time, bring a smile and... (Read More)