The President's Volunteer Service Award
Register to earn your award today!
Monte Cristo Center for Volunteer Development is proud to announce the availability of the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of volunteer commitment.
Monte Cristo, Inc. is extremely proud to join the President of the United States in recognizing the volunteers who consistently take the time to make a difference in the lives of others.
"Volunteers strengthen America and inspire others to get involved. We are proud to honor our volunteers who are answering the call with this AWARD.
Children, adults, families and groups can receive the AWARD and , given their ongoing service activity, many of our volunteers may already meet the requirements. To qualify for the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to Monte Cristo Center for Volunteer Development, and we will verify the service and deliver the Award.
Volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of Monte Cristo Center for Volunteer Development. In fact, service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects throughout the year. The only requirement is that the necessary hours be completed within 12 months; recipients can qualify for a new AWARD each year.
Our volunteers should strive to earn the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD every year. Even if you've never volunteered before, the AWARD is within your reach. In fact, the strength and success of our nation depends on every one of us taking an active role in the community where we live.
You can also help strengthen America by asking your friends, families and neighbors to join you in helping your community. Most people say "Yes" if asked to volunteer - all it takes is a personal request.
THE PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation - created by President George W. Bush to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make to our nation.
To be eligible to receive the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, applicants' service hours must be confirmed by a registered Certifying Organization. There are three levels of the AWARD varying by hours of service completed within a 12 month period.
Kids - 14 and younger
Bronze Award 50-74 hours
Silver Award 75-99 hours
Gold Award 100 or more hours
Young Adults - Ages 15-25
Bronze Award 100 - 174 hours
Silver Award 175-249 hours
Gold Award 250 or more
Adults - Ages 26 and up
Bronze Award 100 - 249 hours
Silver Award 250-499 hours
Gold Award 500 or more hours
Families and Groups (two or more people)*
Bronze Award 200-499 hours
Silver Award 500- 999 hours
Gold Award 1,000 or more hours
PRESIDENT'S CALL TO SERVICE AWARD
Individuals who have competed 4,000 or more volunteer service hours over the course of their lifetime are eligible to receive the PRESIDENT'S CALL TO SERVICE AWARD.
Award recipients will receive a Certificate of Achievement, a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States - Barack Obama, and a lapel pin to wear proudly for their accomplishments.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria
Attachments: Record of Volunteer Service to Community (Please note: All recorded hours must be verifiable by Monte Cristo Center for Volunteer Development to be submitted for the Presidents Volunteer Service Award.)
Letter of Recommendation from person submitting application for volunteer (or)
Short essay on the topic of “Volunteerism, how it impacts your community”. No more than 1 Page typed, Times New Roman, 12Pt Font, and Double Spaced.
Award applicants will be notified by mail if they have meet all qualifications for
receiving their award or if there is more information necessary to process the
Awards will be mailed to recipients unless otherwise notified by volunteer coordinator.
Inaugural President's Volunteer Service Award Reception Photo Gallery
May 30, 2012
Congressional Award ( Coming Soon )
14-23 year olds qualify.
The Congressional Award is the United States Congress' award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all 14- to 23-year-olds. Participants earn Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Bronze, Silver and Gold Congressional Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Volunteer Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you'd like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace - on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals.
Regardless of your situation, you can earn the Congressional Award. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.
Please keep checking as we are in the process of partnering with Congress to make this program available to you as well as provide support for Gold Medal winners who will be presented the Award in Washington, D.C.