U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award

The President's Volunteer Service Award was established in 2003 by George W. Bush the 43rd President of the United States. President Bush once said: "... We're a blessed nation, and we ought to help others." He also made the following remarks that ELP Global Education Programs and all of its American volunteers believe in:
" Our identity as a nation – unlike many other nations – is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood. Being an American involves the embrace of high ideals and civic responsibility. We become the heirs of Thomas Jefferson by accepting the ideal of human dignity found in the Declaration of Independence. We become the heirs of James Madison by understanding the genius and values of the U.S. Constitution. We become the heirs of Martin Luther King, Jr., by recognizing one another not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." 
ELP Global Education Programs serves as the Certifying Organization of the President's Volunteer Service Award. In partnership with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, ELP offers volunteer opportunities, reviews and verifies a volunteer’s hours, and nominates and distributes the President’s Volunteer Service Award -- a prestigious national honor for volunteer service. Any individual, family, or group can be participating in an ELP volunteer project and receive the United States Presidential recognition for his, her, or its volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. 

Depending on the number of volunteer’s hours, award recipients can receive:
An official President’s Volunteer Service Award medallion     
A personalized certificate of achievement   
A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States



Kids (ages 5-10), Teens (ages 11-15), Young Adults (ages 16-25), Adutls (ages 26 and older), Families & Group (two or more people, and each member contributing at least 25 hours towards the total)