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President's Volunteer Service Award

October 1, 2012

Dear Volunteer:

Nova Southeastern University is pleased to announce its participation in the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a Certifying Organization.

This new award is a Presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering President Barak Obama's call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, NSU will identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the award to outstanding volunteers.

If you meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the table below, we invite you to apply today for this award by contacting the NSU Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at (954) 262-7195 or

If you are looking for opportunities to become eligible for this award, please contact the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement (SLCE) and sign up for additional volunteer projects available through our office. SLCE offers ongoing service projects, as well as one-time community projects during Make a Difference Week and National Volunteer Week.

Volunteer hours applicable to eligibility for this award must be completed within 12 months. Candidates for this award can be eligible for a new award each year.

Eligibility Requirements
For NSU students to be eligible to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award, their service hours must be confirmed by NSU. Each age category offers three awards (bronze, silver and gold), which vary by the number of service hours completed within a 12-month period.
Kids - 14 and younger
  • Bronze Award 50 - 74 hours
  • Silver Award 75 - 99 hours
  • Gold Award 100 or more hours
Adults - Ages 26 and up
  • Bronze Award 100 - 249 hours
  • Silver Award 250 - 499 hours
  • Gold Award 500 or more hours
Young Adults - Ages 15 - 25
  • Bronze Award 100 - 174 hours
  • Silver Award 175 - 249 hours
  • Gold Award 250 or more hours
Families and Groups (two or more people)*
  • Bronze Award 200 - 499 hours
  • Silver Award 500 - 999 hours
  • Gold Award 1,000 or more hours

*Each member contributing at least 25 hours towards the total.

President's Call to Service Award

Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more volunteer service hours over the course of their lifetime are eligible to receive the President's Call to Service Award.

Click here to register for this award, to start tracking your volunteer service, and to learn more about the President's Service Award program.

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