Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism
Utah consistently leads the nation in volunteerism rates, as evidenced by the Corporation's own studies and statistics. While these volunteerism rates have not declined during the economic downturn, present conditions have led to a decline in the state's volunteer infrastructure. Notably, 50% of Utah's Volunteer Connector Centers (VCC) have closed their doors since 2005. Economic conditions have resulted in both a reduction in resources and an increased demand for services. VGF monies would be critical to addressing this problem by: 1) building and sustaining VCC's capacity and infrastructure, 2) improving nonprofit organizations ability to manage volunteers, 3) engage new volunteers by using national days of service.