Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award

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 President's 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, or groups that have achieved a certain standard Ė measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period.

My Award

This spring, I was so excited to be awarded the Gold Level Presidentís Volunteer Service Award for completing over 250 volunteer service hours this year! This is one of my greatest accomplishments not only because it shows me that I really can do something to make a difference, but also because I had a toe-to-knee cast on my right leg during four of the months that I spent earning the award as well as having foot surgery. This award is so special to me because it proves that nothing can slow me down or stop me from following my dreams and accomplishing my goals! My new goal is to continue to earn the Presidentís Volunteer Service Award at the Gold Level each year until I am at least 25!

Recipients are awarded:

Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition at the Bronze, Silver, or Gold levels for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad.