Twelve local corporations have joined together to form the Corporate Volunteer Council in an effort to encourage voluntarism in their community and among their employees.

Council members will coordinate their corporations' efforts and share ideas of ways to involve corporate employees in group and individual volunteer projects.The companies serving as charter corporations are Sears Telecatalog Center, Mountain Fuel, Novell, Geneva Steel, Signetics, NuSkin, Utah Power & Light Co., US WEST, Intermountain Health Care hospitals, Brigham Young University and Mountain View Hospital.

The United Way Volunteer Center will act as the link between the corporations and the non-profit sector. Volunteer requests from the non-profit sector to these companies will be streamlined through the council.

For further information call Lori Hirst at the United Way Volunteer Center, 374-8108.