Americans of all ages – individuals, families, and groups – are answering the President’s Call to Service by volunteering and making a difference in their communities. The President’s Volunteer Service Award, an initiative of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, honors America’s volunteers and encourages even more Americans to get involved.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is available to all Americans:
- Kids (up to 14 years of age); 50+ volunteer hours;
- Young Adults (ages 14-25); 100+ volunteer hours;
- Adults; 100+ volunteer hours; and
- Families & Groups; 200+ volunteer hours.
Additionally, the President’s Call to Service Award, which is also available to people of all ages, recognizes those who have exhibited an extraordinary commitment to volunteer service by dedicating at least 4,000 hours to the service of others.
In order to earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award or the President’s Call to Service Award, you must keep track of your volunteer hours. You can do this as a diary or calendar, or by using the on-line Record of Service. Once you have volunteered enough hours to qualify for the award, you should submit your hours to a Certifying Organization, who will certify your hours and apply for the award on your behalf.
For more information about the President’s Volunteer Service Award, visit http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.