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President's Volunteer Service Awards & Networking Gala
Sunday, August 30, 2009
About The Award
America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to helping others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a Nation.
The Presidentís Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the Presidentís Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The Presidentís Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard Ė measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.
Depending on which award package is ordered, award recipients can receive:
An official Presidentís Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
A personalized certificate of achievement
A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
A letter from the Presidentís Council on Service and Civic Participation
Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:
Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria
Kids: 50 to 74 hours Young Adults: 100 to 174 hours Adults: 100 to 249 hours Family & Groups: 200 to 499 hours
Kids: 75 to 99 hours Young Adults: 175 to 249 hours Adults: 250 to 499 hours Family & Groups: 500 to 999 hours
Kids: 100 hours or more Young Adults: 250 hours or more Adults: 500 hours or more Family & Groups: 1000 hours or more
President's Call To Service Award
All Ages 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service (over a lifetime).