Partnership Tiers

Establishing Approved Community Partners allows the Center for Social Impact  to provide meaningful and quality experiences for student volunteers, community partners, and faculty. 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.

To better serve the needs of the community and UVU students, the Center for Social Impact 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 Center for Social Impact
  • Willingness to present if asked at a civic skills workshop

Partner Qualifications

Must be one of the following

  • 501c3 government organization
  • 501c4 government organization
  • U.S. registered business which the UVU Center for Social Impact can classify under the definition of Corporate Social Responsibility.


  • 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.

How to become a partner

  1. Complete on-line training PowerPoint
  2. Submit the Approved Partnership Proposal.
  3. Participate in a site visit if applicable. The need of a site visit is determined by the Center for Social Impact.

*Once steps 1-3 are completed a confirmation email will be sent.

Resources for organizations

Would you like to learn more about service-learning or the service council? Do you need information on how to work with students?

OrgSync help

OrgSync is the online volunteer opportunity database used to advertise and post volunteer opportunities. Students and faculty will be able to search for your volunteer opportunity in a list, using keywords, or by date.

Need Help?

Contact Amber Hendrickson, Community Partnerships Coordinator