President’s Volunteer Service Award


The President’s Volunteer Service Awards are given to students and youth groups recognized for their abundant donation of time and service in their communities and are traditionally presented during the NCADA Youth Prevention Leadership Conference in July.

With all of the activities taking place in and around your schools and communities this school year, we thought it might be helpful to get the forms into your hands early to encourage your students and youth groups to keep track of their activities and hours as they move through the busy school year!



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. For more information on the President’s Volunteer Service Awards, visit

You can forward this information to any one you know in your community who might work with youth and/or community volunteers who deserve to be so honored – Scout troops, youth groups, school student council members – the individuals involved in organizations such as these often work tirelessly for others and deserve to be recognized!

As you can imagine, this is a great opportunity for college and job applications! As you can see from the chart below, this award is definitely within reach for many hard working groups as well as individuals.

Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

Kids (5-10) 26-49 50-74 75+
Teens (11-15) 50 – 74 75 – 99 100+
Young Adults (16-25) 100 – 174 175 – 249 250+
Adults (26 and older) 100 – 249 250 – 499 500+
Families and Groups* 200 – 499 500 – 999 1,000+
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime.
*Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total.