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National Volunteer Week / President’s Volunteer Service Award

National Volunteer Week will be celebrated on April 18-24, 2010 with the theme Celebrating People In Action. A signature event of Points of Light Institute, celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities across the nation.

As I mentioned when I got the partnership approval, that AJD Connection is an official certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. What is this about? A Certifying Organization is entity that is approved to review and verify a volunteer’s hours, and nominate and distribute the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA). As I moved on towards the path of giving my commitment to helping others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a Nation. I am getting ready of embracing volunteers to help in anyway you can and encourage people to serve. More heads can make the world a better place to live!

AJD is also preparing and other youth groups to get involve by volunteering at AJD Angels of Hope Foundation or in the communities not only as a requirements in high school graduation but to prepare themselves in becoming a better person as our new leader for tomorrow.

This is still very new to me but all of us will have the opportunity to work on this as we progress. I have the service key to be used by individual person or family to log the hours you volunteer.

The Award
Depending on which award package is ordered, award recipients can receive:

An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
A personalized certificate of achievement
A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
View Award Packages

Award Criteria
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 5-14
Young Adults: Individual Age 15-25
Adults: Individual Age 26 +

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria
Bronze Level

Kids: 50 to 74 hours
Young Adults: 100 to 174 hours
Adults: 100 to 249 hours
Family & Groups: 200 to 499 hours

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria
Silver Level.

Kids: 75 to 99 hours
Young Adults: 175 to 249 hours
Adults: 250 to 499 hours
Family & Groups: 500 to 999 hours

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria
Gold Level.

Kids: 100 hours or more
Young Adults: 250 hours or more
Adults: 500 hours or more
Family & Groups: 1000 hours or more

President’s Call to Service Award

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria
All Ages
4,000 hours or more of volunteer service (over a lifetime).

Personalized Certificate

Congratulatory Letter from President Barack Obama