President's Volunteer Service Award

Meet the Council

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. On January 27, 2005, President Bush amended the Executive Order, extending the President's Council through January 2007. The Executive Order was further amended extending the Council until June 30, 2009. (view here)

Administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Council brings together leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, education, government, nonprofits, and the media. 

One of the first priorities of the Council was to establish a volunteer recognition program. Since 2003, the Council has recognized more than 1.5 million Americans with the President's Volunteer Service Award. To learn more about the Award or to register your organization for the program, please visit

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