Visit The President's Volunteer Service Award site to begin tracking your hours!
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 President’s 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 President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.
To achieve different levels of the award, individuals, families, and groups must keep a record of volunteer activities served. A Record of Service is a private journal of your volunteer time and experiences. You can keep a record of your activities serving your neighbor, your community, your country and the world. You can track your hours by going to the President's Volunteer Service Award Web site and creating an account.