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State and Regional Awards Program

The Utah Volunteer Service Awards celebrate the extraordinary volunteer efforts of Utahns all across the state. Awards are presented at the Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Recognition and Awards Banquet at the Conference on Service hosted by the Utah Commission on Volunteers.

The Utah Volunteer Service Awards celebrate the extraordinary volunteer efforts of Utahns all across the state. Awards are presented at the Lieutenant Governor’s Volunteer Recognition and Awards Banquet at the Conference on Service hosted by the Utah Commission on Volunteers.

General Scoring Criteria

For all awards, the following items will be considered. Each award will have additional criteria specific to its type.
  • Number of years involved in service
  • Number of hours per week/year donated
  • Variety in number and type of organizations
  • Quantifiable impact on organization

Nomination  Form

Nominations are no longer being accepted for 2013.

State Service and Volunteer Recognition Awards

Nominations for the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lieutenant Governor’s Civic Volunteer of the Year Award are accepted annually. Nominations are currently closed.

Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who, over the course of his or her lifetime, has made substantial and sustained impact in Utah as a result of their volunteer efforts. Minimum qualifications are 20 years of continuous or near continuous service.

Lieutenant Governor’s Civic Volunteer of the Year Award

Civic Engagement is defined as promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes. The Lieutenant Governor’s Civic Volunteer of the Year Award honors an individual who has improved his or her community through BOTH political and non-political processes. Minimum qualifications are 5 years of continuous or near continuous service.

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Regional Service and Volunteer Recognition Awards

 Volunteer Program of the Year

This award can be either a corporate or a nonprofit program. The Corporate or Nonprofit Volunteer Program of the Year Award recognizes a for-profit or nonprofit organization that runs an effective employee volunteer program and exemplifies exceptional volunteer management practices. Corporate philanthropic commitments are considered, but the volunteer efforts of the organization are the primary factor. Number of volunteers used or hours tracked will be considered.

Adult Volunteer of the Year Award

The Adult Volunteer Award honors individuals ages 25-59 who have performed unpaid outstanding service in their communities and are making a positive impact in their local areas.

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

The Youth Volunteer Award honors youth age 24 or younger who have performed unpaid outstanding service in their communities and are making a positive impact in their local areas.