President's Volunteer Service Award

President's Volunteer Service Award

We are pleased to announce to all our volunteers that Friends of IHP (FIHP) is now recognized as an "Official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Awards Program" by the President's Call to Service Award government organization.

This award is a Presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering President's call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, we will identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the award to outstanding volunteers.

Today, we invite you to apply for this AWARD, if you meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the table below, by contacting Volunteers must complete and submit a written record of their volunteer service hours along with their name and contact information. We encourage all community volunteers including Friends of Reed Volunteers to register at and enter Record of Service Key VGD-62793 to have FIHP as your Certifying Organization.

For those volunteers who haven't accumulated enough hours of service to be eligible for the award, we encourage you to contact us at to sign up for additional volunteer projects available through our organization.

Eligible volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of FIHP. In fact, service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects throughout the year.

Award Criteria

Any individual, family or group that meets the program's criteria can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours served over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime. Criteria for recognition are:

  • Recipients must be United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.

  • Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.

  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only. Additional levels of participation with the organization, i.e. charitable support, are not a factor considered for the award.

  • Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.

  • Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.

  • Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories.

The Award

Award recipients can choose among different options for award recognition:

  • The official President's Volunteer Service Award pin

  • A personalized certificate of achievement

  • A congratulatory letter from the president of the United States

  • A combination of all three of the above

To be eligible to receive the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, applicants's service hours must be confirmed by a registered Certifying Organization. There are three levels of the award varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period:

Kids - 14 and younger

Adults - Ages 26 and up

Bronze Award 50 - 74 hours

Bronze Award 100 - 249 hours

Silver Award 75 - 99 hours

Silver Award 250 - 499 hours

Gold Award 100 or more hours

Gold Award 500 or more hours

Young Adults - Ages 15 - 25

Families and Groups (two or more people)*

Bronze Award 100-174 hours  Bronze Award 200 - 499 hours

Silver Award 175 - 249 hours

Silver Award 500 - 999 hours

Gold Award 250 or more hours

Gold Award 1,000 or more hours


*Each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total