1970-2020: 50 Years of Service
The Val R. Christensen Service Center is celebrating 50 years of service!
We began in 1970 as one of the first campus volunteer organizations in the nation. With the participation and support of thousands of Aggies over the decades, we’ve built a reputation as a state leader in volunteerism–and in Utah, that is saying a lot.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved in helping reach this milestone. We hope you’ll take part in our celebration by participating in a project, sending a donation, or sharing your story of service.
We look forward to many more years of serving our campus, community, and beyond.
Our Namesake: Val R. ChristensenVal R. Christensen worked at USU for more than 30 years before retiring in 1996 as vice president of student services. In 1970, while serving as director of student activities, he became the advisor for the school’s newly formed service center, the Volunteer Organization for Involvement in the Community and Environment (VOICE). The center was renamed in his honor in 1998.
Mission, Vision & HistoryFounded by student leaders, the center fosters life-long connections with service.
ProgramsPrograms are led by students, for students, to help meet community needs.
Serving Through the Years
The half-century mark is a perfect time to reflect on important events in our history and the impact Aggies have made on our community and beyond.
Submit Your Story
Many of you have stories of your own about your service experience. What did you learn? How did it affect your life? We’d love for you to submit those stories so we can share them with other visitors.
You can email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit it here. If you send an email, please let us know if we can share your story online. Thank you!
50 Years, 50 Activities
To celebrate the past 50 years of service, the center will sponsor 50 service activities that USU community members can take part in. Whatever your personal interests might be, you’ll find a way to get involved and make a difference! Read about each of the activities here!
Service activities that have been completed during the 2020-21 academic year:
Host a Service Event
Help us strengthen communities by serving others.
Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us. We look forward to many more years of serving the community.