utah AMERICORPS SENIORS Service Award
The Utah AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award is given to outstanding AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who serve throughout the state. Each year one volunteer with each of the 17 AmeriCorps Seniors programs in Utah will be nominated by the project where they serve.
AmeriCorps Seniors taps the skills, talents, and experience of Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges. Last year, more than 2,200 Utah seniors met critical community needs while contributing to their own health and well-being through one of three AmeriCorps Seniors programs:
- Foster Grandparents serve one-on-one as tutors and mentors to young people with exceptional needs.
- Senior Companions help seniors and other adults maintain independence in their own homes.
- RSVP volunteers conduct safety patrols, renovate homes, protect the environment, tutor and mentor youth, respond to natural disasters, and provide other services.
Last year, Foster Grandparents tutored and mentored 4,120 young people, Senior Companions helped 910 seniors live independently, and RSVP volunteers strengthened the impact of 150 organizations across Utah.
In Utah organizations that sponsor AmeriCorps Seniors programs include: Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services, Weber Human Services, Sunshine Terrace Foundation, Davis County Health Department, Utah County Health Department, Uintah Basin Association of Governments, Mountainland Association of Governments, Six County Association of Governments, and Five County Association of Governments.
AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors are both programs that receive funding from AmeriCorps (formerly the Corporation for National and Community Service), the federal agency for service, volunteering, and civic engagement. UServeUtah is excited to spotlight the service of these AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award winners. Each year one AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award recipient will receive the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism Power of Service Award.
2022 AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award Recipients
Art works hard to serve his clients and bring joy back into the lives of fellow seniors. He has proven that he is ready for anything, as one day he saved a life while serving!
Pam has been a volunteer with the Weber/Morgan RSVP program for the past 16 years, and has volunteered at the Ogden Nature Center for over two decades!
D Anne is an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteer in southern Utah. She has a heart of gold and shows a genuine care and concern for those that she comes in contact with, whether this is one of her contacts through the Telephone Reassurance program or just those around her.
Marilyn Bascom has been a Foster Grandparent since 2015. Marilyn Bascom is an amazing example and never tires of offering help to those around her!
Thelma has volunteered with the Utah County Senior Companion Program for 7 years. So far, she has served over 7800 hours with 17 client friends. Currently she doesn’t have any plans to slow down!
Mike is awesome! He volunteers with Davis County Senior Services, Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). He has been a volunteer in this program for 3 years. He is always willing to attend webinars and trainings to learn more!
2021 AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award Recipients
Ed and Vicki Daughton
Ed & Vicki are a dynamic volunteer duo! They were recognized in June for their service as AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers.
Señor Marco has gone above and beyond in his role as a Foster Grandparent in Utah County. He was recognized in July for his seven years of volunteer service.
Grandma Ivie has been volunteering for the Uintah Basin Association of Governments' senior programs since the mid 1990's and has served with the Foster Grandparent program since 2001.
Susan is a champion of causes that contribute to independence and a greater sense of social connectedness for aging seniors in Utah.
>Learn more about Susan's service with the Senior Companion program
Jan serves as a Foster Grandparent and is an asset to the classroom and loved by all. She provides students with one-on-one assistance and gives them the extra attention they need to be successful.
Teri serves with the RSVP program and brings with her a wealth of knowledge as a Gerontologist. She is a wonderful teacher and a valued resource to her community and to this program.
Bonnie was recognized for over 6 years of service with the RSVP program in the Uintah Basin community. She is an asset to her community and her clients, and always serves with a smile on her face and love in her heart.
Donna was recognized for her service as a Foster Grandparent at King Elementary. She has been described as a lifesaver, a superhero, and a diamond in the rough!
2020 AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award Recipients
Muriel received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in February of 2020. She serves as a Senior Companion volunteer with Weber Human Services.
Deloy received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in February of 2020. He serves with the Weber, Morgan, Box Elder RSVP program.
Fay received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in March of 2020. She serves with the Utah and Wasatch County Senior Companion Program.
Kathryn received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in March of 2020. She serves with the Foster Grandparent of Northern Utah Senior Corps program.
Larry received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in April of 2020. He serves with the Davis County RSVP program as a volunteer with the Eccles Wildlife Center on Farmington Bay.
Helen received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in May of 2020. She serves as an RSVP volunteer with the Salt Lake County RSVP program.
Melissa was recognized as a Utah Senior Corps Service Award recipient in May 2020 as a Foster Grandparent volunteer with the Utah County Foster Grandparent Program.
Garrett received a Utah Senior Corps Service Award in June 2020 for his important service in the community.
Roberta received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in July of 2020. She serves as a Foster Grandparent in Duchesne, Utah.
Linda received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in recognition of her seven years of service with the Foster Grandparent program in Hurricane, Utah.
Barbara received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in recognition of her dedication to the individuals she serves through the Senior Companion program..
Christine received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in recognition of over 17 years of service with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Christine received the Utah AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award in December of 2020. She serves with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).