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.




2020 AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award Recipients

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Muriel Derr


Muriel received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in February of 2020.  She serves as a Senior Companion volunteer with Weber Human Services.

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Deloy Spencer


Deloy received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in February of 2020. He serves with the Weber, Morgan, Box Elder RSVP program. 

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Fay Allen


Fay received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in March of 2020. She serves with the Utah and Wasatch County Senior Companion Program. 

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Kathryn Cole


Kathryn received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in March of 2020. She serves with the Foster Grandparent of Northern Utah Senior Corps program. 

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Larry McClurg


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.

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Helen Green


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.

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Melissa Partridge


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.

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Garrett Watkins


Garrett received a Utah Senior Corps Service Award in June 2020 for his important service in the community.

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Roberta Nielsen


Roberta received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in July of 2020.  She serves as a Foster Grandparent in Duchesne, Utah.

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Linda Jaynes


Linda received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in recognition of her seven years of service with the Foster Grandparent program in Hurricane, Utah.

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Barbara Whitton


Barbara received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in recognition of her dedication to the individuals she serves through the Senior Companion program..

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Christine Dastrup


Christine received the Utah Senior Corps Service Award in recognition of over 17 years of service with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). 

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Christine Pearce


Christine received the Utah AmeriCorps Seniors Service Award in December of 2020.  She serves with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

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