President’s Volunteer Service Award Application

We are proud to be a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award which is administered through Points of Light. Volunteers must first complete qualifying volunteer hours and meet these eligibility requirements before applying through Volunteer Houston. Those who are accepted will receive a certificate and either a gold, silver, or bronze lapel pin as well as a signed letter from the current President of the United States.

Volunteer Houston can only certify volunteer hours that were performed at agencies registered in our VH Portal – There are over 1,000 organizations listed!

Eligible service does not include:

  • Donating funds
  • Political lobbying (Non-partisan voter registration is an eligible activity)
  • Religious instruction
  • Conducting worship service
  • Proselytizing
  • Volunteer service performed as part of court-ordered community service
  • Serving only family members