Former UT System Chancellor Mark Yudof serves on the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. As a result, the UT System has joined with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to bring the President’s Volunteer Service Awards program to UT Dallas and other UT System institutions. The Department of Community Engagement coordinates the University’s participation in the President’s Volunteer Service Awards.
In January of 2003, by Executive Order, President George W. Bush announced the formation of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The Council was established to recognize the important contributions Americans of all ages are making within their communities through service and civic engagement.
The President’s Volunteer Service Awards have been developed to thank and honor Americans who engage in volunteer service and, in doing so, inspire others to volunteer their time and energy. Any individual, family or group can receive the President’s recognition for annual commitments to volunteer service. Awards are based on length of service. Individuals who serve a minimum of 100 hours in a 1-year period are eligible to receive awards.
Currently many individuals serve in regular volunteer capacities. We want to recognize your commitment and outstanding service to the community. We encourage everyone to become involved with charitable, service and civic organizations. To earn an award, individuals, families and groups are encouraged to record their volunteer activities served through the UT Service & Civic Participation. Council on Service and Civic Participation provides a simple web-based method for individuals to record and measure ongoing volunteer efforts.
The deadline to submit hours for the previous calendar year is January 31st. Current faculty, staff, and students who have qualified for an award will have hours from the previous calendar year certified by February 1st of the following year.
2018 Awards: Awards for current staff, faculty, and students who have qualified for a President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2018 have been ordered and will be available for pick up in March. Recipients will be notified through their UT Dallas email when their award is ready for pick up.
|Young Adults: Ages 15-25
||Adults: Ages 26 and up
Individuals who have completed 4000 or more volunteer service hours over the course of their lifetime are eligible to receive the President’s Call to Service Award.
The awards packages include a certificate of achievement, a President’s Volunteer Service Awards lapel pin, a note of congratulations from the President of the United States and a letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Eligible participants will be invited to attend the annual ceremony that takes place in February.
To learn about opportunities to volunteer in your community, please visit the Office of Student Volunteerism website.