What is the Presidential Volunteer Service Award?
The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is issued on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American spirit, and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation. The Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over the course of a twelve-month period.
How Do I Qualify to Earn an Award?
To earn an Award, Young Adults ages 15 to 25 who have earned 100 to 174 hours of volunteer service are eligible for the bronze award, individuals earning 175 to 249 hours are eligible for the silver, and individuals earning over 250 hours are eligible for the gold award. If you are a student under the age of 15, you need only complete 50 to 74 hours to earn a bronze award, 75 to 99 hours to earn a silver award, or 100 to 249 hours to earn a gold award. (If you are under age 15 at the last dance in March, the date all community service forms for that year are due, you must inform the service coordinator of your age to ensure the correct award is given.)
What Will I Receive?
The award includes a signed, congratulatory letter from the President of the United States of America, a personalized certificate of achievement, and a lapel pin (bronze, silver or gold depending on total volunteer hours).
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