The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the President’s Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and to encourage more people to serve.
The President’s 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. We are honored to have been accepted in 2014 as a Certified Organization for the program and proud to have had 39 volunteers earn awards during 2014, 41 in 2015 and 46 in 2016.
Our recording period for Volunteer Southlake is April 1st - March 31st annually. Volunteers interested in earning and receiving a Presidential Volunteer Service Award must meet the following criteria below.
Criteria for Recognition:
Awards will be earned based upon eligible volunteer service during the 12 month period beginning April 1st and ending on March 31st each year.
Volunteer service must be documented through the Volunteer Southlake Volgistics database (using VICTOUCH, VICNET or special events sign-in sheets when computer access is unavailable).
Volunteers with specific service goals are urged to check their hours when signing in for service through VICTOUCH or contact the Volunteer Office for confirmation of their current volunteer hours.
Court-ordered community service does not qualify for this award.
Award Recognition Includes:
The President’s Volunteer Service Award Pin (individuals), or Coin (groups)
A personalized certificate of achievement
A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States