President’s Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.


Individuals that meet the criteria are eligible.

  • Recipient(s) must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.
  • At UIC, awards are issued for service hours served within an academic school year 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 or Dean of Student sanctioned community service does not qualify for the award.
  • Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.

Eligibility at UIC

Hours are measured over an academic school year (Fall and Spring Semesters) 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, and gold; the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, is for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.

Hours by Award Bronze Silver Gold
Young Adults (16-25) 100–174 175 –249 250+
Adults (26 and older) 100 –249 250 –499 500+
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime

Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official memento and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.


Submission of Hours
Only hours submitted and verified using will be used in awarding this honor. Visit our Log Your Hours page for more information on how to input your data.