Presidential Service Award
America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to helping others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a nation.
The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes 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. To date, the President’s Council has partnered with more than 80 and more than 28,000 to bestow more than 1.5 million awards to the Nation’s deserving volunteers. Congregation Beth Israel is a Certifying Organization for the Presidential Service awards.
The award is broken up into 4 categories: Kids (Ages 5-14), Young Adults (15-25), Adults (26+), and Groups/Families. All hours are to be completed in a 12-month period.
Kids (5-10): 26 to 49 hours
Teens (11-15): 50 to 74 hours
Young Adults (16-25): 100 to 174 hours
Adults (26 and older): 100 to 249 hours
Family & Groups: 200 to 499 hours
Kids (5-10): 50 to 74 hours
Teens (11-15): 75 to 99 hours
Young Adults (16-25): 175 to 249 hours
Adults (26 and older): 250 to 499 hours
Family & Groups: 500 to 999 hours
Kids (5-10): 75+ hours
Teens (11-15): 100+ hours
Young Adults (16-25): 250+ hours
Adults (26 and older): 500+ hours
Family & Groups: 1000+ hours
How to Earn the Award – Children Under 10
The Presidential service award does not require children under the age of 14 to register their hours online. Instead, please bring a sheet listing the locations of service and hours logged, signed by a parent/guardian.
How to Earn the Award – Children 11 and Older
Click on “Track your hours” and register yourself.
Link your profile with Beth Israel by entering the Beth Israel record of service key: DQB-51533 under the “Profile” tab.
Click on “Track your hours” to start entering your service.
When you have done this, please email Director of Youth Services Gilad Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure your profile is correctly linked to our organization page.