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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

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The President’s Volunteer Service Award was created to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. It is also the only presidential award that is available to the general public without having to be nominated or judged on criteria. It is an award that allows citizens to be honored and recognized for service that is important to them.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council is nonexistent) 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 President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor service-minded Americans.
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 President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours served within 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.
To date The President's Volunteer Service Award program has partnered with more than 80 Leadership Organizations and more than 28,000 Certifying Organizations to bestow more than 1.5 million awards to the nation's deserving volunteers.
The Award
Depending on which award package is ordered, award recipients can receive:
  • An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
  • A personalized certificate of achievement
  • A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
Award Criteria
Any individual, family or group can receive presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:
  • Kids: Age 5-14
  • Young Adults: Individual Age 15-25
  • Adults: Individual Age 26 +
To apply and track your hours visit The President's Volunteer Service Awards official website.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

National Vokunteer Week: Sample Letter to the Editor

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[ORGANIZATION NAME] Announces Recognition Plans for 2013 National Volunteer Week

Local Volunteers Encouraged to Celebrate Service During National
Volunteer Week
[CITY/STATE, MONTH DAY, 2013 – ORGANIZATION NAME, ORGANIZATION
DESCRIPTION], today announced plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.

National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation.

The volunteers at ORGANIZATION NAME have helped us to meet our challenges and have actively given our residents a higher quality of life by helping them in so many ways.

We will be honoring our volunteers on XXX by XXX

Friday, February 20, 2015

National Volunteer Week is Coming

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National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. The week draws the support and endorsement of the president and Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country.
Through programs such as the President's Volunteer Service Award, Daily Point of Light Award and the Extra Mile – Points of Light Volunteer Pathway, we recognize individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and government entities and the tremendous impact they are making on our country's most critical challenges year-round.

Take action

  • Share your stories – Tell us about the impact volunteers are having in your community or through your organization.
  • Learn more about these volunteer recognition programs and how to nominate volunteers for awards.
  • For more information on National Volunteer Week, please contact Jennifer Geckler at jgeckler@pointsoflight.org.