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.
Benefits of becoming an Approved Community Partner
- Participate in the UVU Service Fair (held twice a year)
- Access to students involved with the V&SLC such as AmeriCorps, Service Scholar, Service
Council, and Service-Learning
- Access to service-learning classes and faculty
- Access to trainings provided by the V&SLC
- Post flyers and posters about volunteer opportunities on campus.
- Post service opportunities on database as an Approved Community Partner, including the calendar
- Awards for partnering with the V&SLC
[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 yearly survey conducted by the V&SLC.
- Attend a yearly partnership renewal meeting.
- Participate in a formal site visit if needed.