Utah has ranked #1 in volunteerism for 13 consecutive years. Service and volunteerism have always been a part of what makes Utah the best place to live, work and play. Lt. Governor Cox often gets asked by the leaders from other states and from around the world why Utah is so successful. While the business-friendly policies, educated workforce and public-private partnerships are all worthy of praise and recognition, Lt. Governor Cox believes much of the success can be attributed to our people. Utahns believe in serving others and giving back to their communities. That selflessness leads to a happier, more connected people and that happiness is invaluable in business and overall wellbeing.
Countless organizations, businesses and community groups throughout the state are dedicated to not only serving the less fortunate but also providing opportunities for Utahns to be involved in service. One organization is the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, also known as UServeUtah. Established in 1994 by state statute, UServeUtah strives to enable individuals, communities, and organizations in Utah to benefit from the service, power, skills, and passion of volunteers. As a branch of state government and program of the Lt. Governor’s office, UServeUtah plays a vital and powerful role in cultivating altruism, coordinating projects, training volunteers and connecting people with service opportunities. Lt. Governor Cox is fortunate to be a member of the commission along with 19 other members representing local government, community-based organizations, and statewide networks. Please visit https://userve.utah.gov/ to learn more.