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President's Volunteer Service Award and Global Volunteer Service Award for Faculty and Staff

Are you on track to complete 100+ hours of community service this year? The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement wants to recognize you! 

Drexel University is a certifying organization of the President's Volunteer Service Award, an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administered by Points of Light. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President's Volunteer Service Award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world. For students who are not citizens of the United States, we're offering the Global Volunteer Service Award to recognize you for the same achievements.

Who can receive the President's Volunteer Service Award and Global Volunteer Service Award?
The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States that have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020), or, for the Lifetime Award, more than 4,000 cumulative service hours over a lifetime. Recognizing Drexel University's commitment to inclusivity, the Global Volunteer Service Award recognizes both Drexel's international workforce.

For each of these awards, individuals are recognized according to the following award criteria.

Young Adults Ages 16-25
Bronze: 100 – 174 service hours 

Silver: 175 – 249 service hours 
Gold: 250+ service hours 

Adults Ages 26+ 
Bronze: 100 – 249 service hours 
Silver: 250 – 499 service hours 
Gold: 500+ service hours 

What types of service are recognized?
Community service must be performed with one or more non-profit organizations. To verify if an organization is a non-profit organization, search their name here or contact Volunteers may not be paid for the service (only exceptions are AmeriCorps and Peace Corps stipends) and the service efforts must not be court-ordered. Additionally, the award only recognizes volunteer service as service hours completed; monetary or other in-kind contributions are not grounds for recognizing an individual with a President's Volunteer Service Award or Global Volunteer Service Award. For support finding community service opportunities, please click here. Note that faculty and staff do not have access to the civic engagement database, but can view the ongoing individual and group opportunities and sign-up for newsletters.

What is included with the Award?
The President's Volunteer Service Award packages include a personalized certificate of achievement signed by Drexel University President John Fry, official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, and congratulatory letter from the President of United States. The Global Volunteer Service Award include a personalized letter of achievement signed by Drexel University President John Fry and desk memento.

Why should I apply for this award?
If you’ve already made a commitment to community service, this is a great opportunity to receive formal recognition. 

I’m interested! How do I get recognized?
Complete this quick form as many times as needed to submit hours. Please keep track of what you've submitted. Service hours for the July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 year MUST be entered by July 30, 2020 to receive recognition.

For more information about the President’s Volunteer Service Award, please click here