About the President’s Volunteer Service Award
UWENM's Volunteer Action Center is the area’s Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is the premier volunteer award program, encouraging a life of service through presidential recognition. Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires other to make service a central part of their lives.
There are three levels to the Award: GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE. Award Criteria are mandated by the federal government through AmeriCorps.
United Way of Eastern New Mexico's 2022 President's Volunteer Service Award
application period is March 27 to April 16, 2023.
After certifying all applicants, award winners will be recognized during
our volunteer appreciation events May 3-6, 2023 at our annual Neighbors in Action Celebrations.
Any individual, family or group that meets the program’s criteria can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours served over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime. Criteria for recognition are:
- Recipients must be United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.
- Awards are issued for hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.
- Awards are issued for volunteer service only.
- Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.
- Political activities such as lobbying or campaigning do not qualify for the award. (Non-partisan voter registration is eligible.)
- Religious activities such as leading religious instruction or worship service or proselytizing do not qualify for the award. (Church activities such as working the church food pantry or other community/public service is eligible.)
- Services rendered to only family members does not qualify for the award.
- Charitable monetary support of organization does not qualify for the award.
- Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.
- Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories.
Included in the Award
Award recipients will receive:
- The official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin according to the level: GOLD, SILVER, or BRONZE
- *Gold Level Award winners will also receive an official President’s Volunteer Service Award medal
- A personalized certificate of achievement
- A congratulatory letter from the president of the United States
Award Eligibility: Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:
- Kids: Age 5-10
- Teens: 11-15
- Young Adults: Individual Age 16-25
- Adults: Individual Age 26 +
Read more about each level (Gold, Silver and Bronze) by clicking...
- Kids: 75 hours or more
- Teens: 100 hours or more
- Young Adults: 250 hours or more
- Adults: 500 hours or more
- Family & Groups: 1000 hours or more
- Kids: 50 to 74 hours
- Teens: 75 to 99 hours
- Young Adults: 175 to 249 hours
- Adults: 250 to 499 hours
- Family & Groups: 500 to 999 hours
- Kids: 26 to 49 hours
- Teens: 50 to 74 hours
- Young Adults: 100 to 174 hours
- Adults: 100 to 249 hours
- Family & Groups: 200 to 499 hours
President's Call to Service
Lifetime Achievement Award Criteria
All Ages: 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service over a lifetime.
Award Application Process
All residents of Curry, Roosevelt, or Quay Counties are invited to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award here.