President’s Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

Last year, 135 UAHS students completed over 14,000 hours of community service helping many different organizations and causes.

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

The class of 2026 and 2027 (sophomores and freshmen)  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 2024 and 2025 (seniors and juniors) 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, 2023 and March 1, 2024. All hours must be completed and submitted by March 1, 2024. This national award will be presented to qualifying students in April of 2024.

Need help recording your hours? 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  If you put more than 16 hours in a single day, you must include the details about specific dates and times the service was completed in the “notes” section. For example, putting 30 hours in one day and saying “worked as a camp counselor” will not be acceptable. Please include the details that provide clarification, such as: “I worked 5 hours a day on July 10 - July 15, 2023 for a total of 30 hours.” Your hours will not be approved without the details. 

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 or service agency/organization. Volunteering with “for-profit” companies is not considered community service, unless you are participating in a community event sponsored by a “for-profit” company.  

  • 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).

  • Religious activities count with the exceptions of teaching or preaching. 

Ideas for virtual service:   

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

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