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The UTB and TSC Center for Civic Engagement has teamed with the White House to become a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Established in 2003, the award was created by President George W. Bush to give presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who meet requirements for volunteer service, measured by the number of service hours performed over 12 months.                    

The President’s Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the president of the United States to recognize the best in the American spirit, and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service, and civic participation.

To be eligible to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award, applicants’ service hours must be confirmed by a registered certifying organization. At this time, the Center for Civic Engagement is currently only accepting volunteer hours from students, faculty, staff and administration from UTB and TSC.

There are three levels of the award varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period:

Young Adults - Ages 15 - 25    Adults - Ages 26 and up  

Gold Award         250 or more hours 

Gold Award       500 or more hours

Silver Award       175-249 hours  

Silver Award     250-499 hours

Bronze Award     100-174 hours

Bronze Award   100-249 hours


Recipients can earn more than one level award within 12 months. In addition, individuals who complete 4,000 hours or more of volunteer service will be recognized with the President’s Call to Service Award.

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