Centennial Service Challenge
The President's Volunteer Service Award
|An initiative of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation|
|The Award |
The President's Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in the American spirit, and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service, and civic participation.
There are three levels and three categories of the Award available at the University varying by age and hours of service completed within a 12-month period. Students, Faculty, and Staff are eligible to apply. Recipients can earn more than one level of the award within 12 months.
|The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation |
President Barack Obama has endorsed the President's Volunteer Service Award to help recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making to our Nation. Chaired by two-time Super Bowl champion Darrell Green, with former U.S. Senators Robert Dole and John Glenn serving as honorary co-chairs, the Council includes leaders from government, business, media, entertainment, education, and nonprofit, volunteer service and community organizations.
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|Young Adults (15-25)|
Bronze: 100-174 hours
Silver: 175-249 hours
Gold: 250+ hours
|Adults (26 and up)|
Bronze: 100-249 hours
Silver: 250-499 hours
Gold: 500+ hours
|Student Orgs and Groups* |
Bronze: 200-499 hours
Silver: 500-999 hours
Gold: 1,000+ hours
*Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total.
Individuals who complete 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service will be recognized with the President's Call to Service Award.
All Award recipients receive a personalized certificate of achievement, a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States, a congratulatory letter from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, and an official President's Award pin.
To log service hours toward the award, visit the Centennial Service Website and follow the directions for faculty and staff, alumni, or for students. If you are working toward a group award make sure that you add the name of the group when prompted.
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