Welcome to UCA's new events blog!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

NEWS: Youth across the state are encouraged to spend this summer volunteering

Summer of Service 2012

SALT LAKE CITY- This summer, the Utah Commission on Volunteers is calling on Utah youth across the state to support their local communities through service. We are excited to be kicking off our 2012 Summer of Service campaign ? YOU changing the world?One day, One week, One SUMMER at a time.

Summer of Service is a statewide initiative that encourages and mobilizes youth to make a difference in their communities by volunteering over the summer. Youth simply sign up to participate, volunteer their time, log their hours online, and can qualify to win a Presidential Service Award signed by the President of the United States. The individual in each age group that logs the most hours of service from June 1 through August 31, 2012 will win lunch with Utah?s Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell in September.

Between 2008 and 2010, the average national volunteer rate for young adults was 21.9% per year. During that same time frame, the average rate for young adults in Utah was 39.9%, ranking Utah first in the nation for young adult volunteering. The summer season is a great time for youth to continue this tradition of volunteering and make a difference in their communities.

?I am proud to live in a state that places such an emphasis on volunteering?, said Lt. Governor Greg Bell, ?Summer of Service provides a way for youth to be recognized for the impact they make in our communities?.

To register and begin logging hours please visit www.volunteers.utah.gov and click on the Summer of Service box.

For more information, contact Amanda McDonald 801-715-6717

The mission of the Utah Commission on Volunteers, an Office of the Lieutenant Governor, is to improve communities through service and volunteering. For more information on the Commission on Volunteers, and various volunteering opportunities across the state, log onto www.volunteers.utah.gov.

No comments:

Post a Comment