President’s Volunteer Service Award

Last year, 207 UAHS students put in over 24,000 hours of community service helping over 75 different organizations and causes.


UAHS gives the President’s Volunteer Service awards in TWO categories with the following requirements:


The class of 2024 and 2023 (freshmen and sophomores) are eligible for the TEEN President's Volunteer Service Award:

Bronze Award - 50+ hours

Silver Award - 75+ hours

Gold Award - 100+ hours


The class of 2022 and 2021 (Juniors and Seniors) are eligible for the YOUNG ADULT President's Volunteer Service Award:

Bronze Award - 100+ hours

Silver Award - 175 hours

Gold Award - 250+ hours


All hours must be completed between March 2, 2020 and March 1, 2021. This national award will be presented to qualifying students in April of 2021 at a breakfast ceremony. All hours must be completed and submitted by March 1, 2021.


Here is the process:

  1. Go to your Naviance/Student page and login.

  2. On the Welcome page, scroll down under “Resources to Get Ready” and click on the box that says “x2VOL.” 

  3. On your Dashboard, go to Groups & Goals; in the drop down menu, choose the Groups & Goals Search.

  4. Search for the Group called “2020-2021 Service hours & President’s Volunteer Service Award”, click on “ADD.” 

  5. Record your hours of service under “Add Hours.”  

    1. All hours you submit for ANY goals (annual service, Senior Service Honor Cord, etc.) will count toward this award and they do not need to be submitted twice.

    2. If you are unsure about how to submit hours correctly, read directions here.

    3. Check “Opportunities” for ideas on where to get community service hours.  

  6. Winners of this award will be identified and posted in the Counseling office by April 1, 2021.


All volunteer activities are subject to the UA Rules for Community Service:

  • Completed without pay.

  • Completed for someone other than a family member.

  • Completed for the school, a service agency, or individuals who are incapacitated.

  • Youth in the Booth does not count as community service, unless you have donated your pay and can produce a receipt.

  • All political activities must be non-partisan (i.e., working for the League of Women Voters or Get Out the Vote. NOT - working for a specific campaign for a candidate)

  • Extended service trips/camps can receive a maximum of 18 hours per day. This includes 6th grade camp (maximum of 48 hours for 6th grade camp).

In light of social distancing requirements, here are some additional ideas on activities that will qualify during this time: 

  • Assisting neighbors with childcare, grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions

  • Online/virtual tutoring 

  • Making face masks for your neighbors

Ideas for virtual service:   


Questions?  Jeanne Gogolski, Career Development/Service Learning Coordinator, Upper Arlington Schools, [email protected].


All volunteer activities are subject to the UA Rules for Community Service

  • Completed without pay.
  • Completed for someone other than a family member.
  • Completed for the school, a service agency, or individuals who are incapacitated.
  • 6th grade camp counts for 16 hours total.
  • Youth in the Booth does not count as community service, unless you have donated your pay and can produce a receipt. 
  • All political activities must be non-partisan (i.e., working for the League of Women Voters or Get Out the Vote. NOT - working for a specific campaign for a candidate). 
  • Extended service trips/camps can receive a maximum of 18 hours per day.
  • Religious activities count with the exceptions of teaching, preaching, or participating in religious services.
  • All hours must be completed and submitted by March 1, 2019. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns, Jeanne Gogolski, Service Learning Coordinator, Upper Arlington Schools, [email protected]

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