The Utah Commission on Volunteers currently manages federal grants to Utah organizations in the areas of National Service and in Volunteer Engagement. Currently the Commission is managing the following grants:
This year AmeriCorps, the Domestic Peace Corps engaged more than 75,000 Americans nationwide in intensive, results-driven service. In 2009 Utah’s AmeriCorps programs utilize over 300 AmeriCorps members to address critical unmet needs in our communities.
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, encourages a greater level of coordination between State Commissions and National Direct organizations. The Utah Commission on Volunteers strives to provide greater communication and support between our State and National Direct placements in Utah.
Please use the form below- which is based on the one created by a working group of State Commissions and National Direct representatives - to help us ensure cohesive national service programming in our state.
Please return the completed form to:
AmeriCorps Program Manager
The Utah Commission on Volunteers improves Utah's volunteer infrastructure by strengthening existing networks of Volunteer Connector Centers, and improving the ability of nonprofits to effectively use volunteers in both short- and long-term roles. The Volunteer Generation Fund grants are used for both MLK and 9/11 National Days of Service to raise public awareness of volunteerism and generate interest in service. In the first two years of Volunteer Generation Fund grants, volunteers gave 155,000 hours of service. In year three more Volunteer Center Organizations will be trained through the Volunteer Management Training certification and MLK and 9/11 grants will again be available.