The New York City Civic Engagement Program is pleased to announce Barnard College’s participation in the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program as a Certifying Organization. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to recognize 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.
NYCCEP will certify service hours for Barnard students, alumnae, and faculty and staff. Each award recipient will receive an official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin, a personalized certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.
To qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a volunteer must meet the below service hour requirements over a 12-month period (from September to August):
Young Adults (Age 15-25): 100 to 174 hours
Adults (Age 26+): 100 to 249 hours
Family & Groups*: 200 to 499 hours
Young Adults (Age 15-25): 175 to 249 hours
Adults (Age 26+): 250 to 499 hours
Family & Groups*: 500 to 999 hours
Young Adults (Age 15-25): 250 hours or more
Adults (Age 26+): 500 hours or more
Family & Groups*: 1000 hours or more
*A group is made of two or more people with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total.
Individuals who complete 4000 hours or more of service over their lifetime can receive the President’s Call to Service Award.
Please feel free to contact Valerie Chow, Program Director, Internship Program/Civic Engagement, at 212-854-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the President’s Volunteer Service Award program.