Approved Community Partner Procedures
Establishing Approved Community Partners allow the Volunteer & Service-Learning Center
(V&SLC) to provide meaningful and quality experiences for student volunteers, community
partners, and faculty.
What is an Approved Community Partner?
An Approved Community Partner signifies to students and faculty that the organization
they are partnering with has received appropriate training and orientation in working
with university student volunteers.
Types of Partnerships
To better serve the needs of the community and UVU students, the Volunteer & Service-Learning
Center institutes a tiered partnership model. The type of partnership will determine
the roles and responsibilities of community partners, as shown below:
- OrgSync access to advertise volunteer opportunity (one-time only)
- Provided access to trainings for OrgSync and volunteer management
- Provided a bi-annual newsletter
- Access to on-campus advertising by submitting fliers to the staff, posting on the
community calendar, and setting up a booth on campus
- Maintain official 501(c)3 status (exceptions for hospices will require a site visit)
- Maintain liability insurance for all volunteers (proof required)
- Attend a Community Partner Orientation Meeting
- Participate in a yearly survey
- All benefits of a “Involved” partnership
- Invitation to UVU Service Fair held twice a year
- Access to service-learning projects
- Access to clubs and student organizations
- Invitation to yearly networking event
- On-campus conference room reservations
- All “Involved” partnership requirements
- Complete on-line OrgSync training
- Have one volunteer opportunity posted on OrgSync at all time
- All benefits of “Involved” and “Invested” partnerships
- Access to Service Council for possible partnership*
- Priority invitation to service-learning requests from faculty
- Invitation to Recognition Event held in the spring
*All service council partners are considered to be in an “Engaged” partnership
- All “Involved” and “Invested” partnership requirements
- Attendance at a yearly renewal meeting with staff
- Willingness to host a service event at site for the Volunteer & Service-Learning Center
- Willingness to present if asked at a civic skills workshop
Basic Qualifications for All Partners
[See the Memorandum of Understanding (pdf) for detailed information].
Must be an official 501c3, 501c4, government organization, or U.S. registered business
which the UVU Volunteer and Service Learning Center can classify under the definition
of “Corporate Social Responsibility.”
- Corporate Social Responsibility is “the continuing commitment by business to behave
ethically and contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life
of the workforce and their families as well as the local community and society at
- Examples: healthcare, respite care, fire and rescue, education, museums, environmental
management, social accounting, etc.
- Provide adequate documentation regarding liability insurance.
- Provide adequate documentation regarding risk management procedures and volunteer
orientation if needed.
- Participate in a formal site visit if needed.