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President's Volunteer Service Award

President's Volunteer Service Award

In 2003 the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important part that America’s volunteers play in our country’s strength and national identity. This award honors those citizens whose commitment to service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires others to give back. Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Little Elm High School is recognized as a Certifying Organization for this award. Little Elm High School is proud to be able to recognize our students who are committed to serving the community as well as assisting them with the opportunity to achieve such a prestigious award as the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Volunteer Eligibility

United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e. green card holder)
Must be at least five years old (Little Elm High School will only certify current LEHS students)
Completes eligible service within a 12-month period (for annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards)

Eligible Service

Unpaid acts of volunteer service benefitting others

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 a court-ordered community service
  • Serving only family members

Hours Required to Earn Awards in Each Age Group


Age Group












            Lifetime Achievement



     Kids (age 5-10)



        26-49 hours



         50-74 hours



   75+ hours



                    4,000+ hours



    Teens (age 11-15)



        50-74 hours



          75-99 hours



  100+ hours



                    4,000+ hours



Young Adults (age 16-25)



      100-174 hours



         175-249 hours



  250+ hours



                   4,000+ hours



      Adults (age 26+)



      100-249 hours



         250-499 hours



  500+ hours


                   4,000+ hours


The Lifetime Achievement Award is not available to be awarded at this time.

Recognition Requirements

In order to be certified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) by Little Elm High School, please see the requirements listed below: 

Service hours must be completed with a Little Elm High School approved organization and verified by an employee or representative of that organization (see list below).

Service hours completed for LEHS recognized clubs/organizations, i.e. National Honor Society, DECA, and HOSA as well as service hours completed for Senior Day of Service and exam exemptions may be used to qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Documentation for completed service hours should be turned in to Mrs. Keisha Brown, LEISD Coordinator for College Readiness. Only students interested in qualifying for the President’s Volunteer Service Award should turn in hours to Mrs. Brown.

Acceptable documentation for completed service hours includes: Any community service report form from any approved LEHS organization, community service report form for exam exemption, the community service report form from the approved organization verifying that the service was completed.

There will be two opportunities each year for students to be certified for the President’s Volunteer Service Award through LEHS, September and January.

The following dates are the deadlines students must have verified documentation turned in to Mrs. Brown in order to be certified:

October 6, 2023
February 9, 2024

List of Approved Organizations

  • Little Elm ISD
  • Little Elm Area Youth Sports Association
  • Little Elm Lobo Booster Clubs
  • Little Elm Library
  • Little Elm Chamber of Commerce Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • Little Elm Animal Shelter
  • Little Elm Food Bank
  • Little Elm Teen Advisory Board
  • LEHS Special Olympics
  • Little Elm Lovepacs
  • Frisco FastPacs
  • Clothe-a-Child
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • PALS Mentoring
  • CrossRidge Church
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Dallas Life Homeless Shelter
  • Metrocrest Services
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • The Town of Little Elm/Parks and Recreation
  • The Samaritan Inn
  • Elevate Life Church
  • Francis of Assisi
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Stonebriar Community Church
  • National Charity League
  • St. Arbor Community Garden
  • New Life Community Church

If you have an organization willing to verify service hours, we will be more than happy to look at adding them to our approved list.

Volunteer Service Award Recognition

  • Little Elm High School students being recognized for the President’s Volunteer Service Award will receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States and an official pin that can be worn at the LEHS graduation ceremony. These students might also be asked to attend that month’s school board meeting for an official announcement.

Get in touch

Keisha Brown, Coordinator for College Readiness
Address | 1900 Walker Lane, Little Elm, TX 75068
Phone | 972.947.9443 ext. 20025