Students – Start documenting your 2017 volunteer hours now! Volunteerism enriches our community and makes many activities and resources available that would not otherwise exist. Volunteering as a student, can lead to continued participation in this valuable life-long activity. It also can lead to developing career, scholarship, and recognition opportunities for those students involved.
To encourage our youth to participate in this valuable life-long activity, the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Mayors’ Student Volunteer Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The purpose of these awards is to recognize and honor students who have enriched the area served by the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce through their volunteerism over the past year. These awards will be presented by area Mayors and Village Presidents at the annual recognition reception in the spring of 2018.
To recognize the importance of volunteerism for our community and for the nation, students are eligible to receive both the Mayors’ Award and the President’s Award in accordance with the number of hours contributed in a calendar year. Information about both awards is included here. One application and service record can be used to apply for both awards. All applications and documentation are due to the Chamber of Commerce office no later than February 1, 2018.
Mayors’ Student Volunteer Award Criteria
Students – ages 5 to 21:
• 75 hours or more
President’s Volunteer Service Award Criteria
Kids – ages 5 to 10:
• Bronze (26 to 49 hours)
• Silver (50 to 74 hours)
• Gold (75 hours or more)
Teens – ages 11 to 15:
• Bronze (50 to 74 hours)
• Silver (75 to 99 hours)
• Gold (100 hours or more)
Young Adults – ages 16-21:
• Bronze (100 to 174)
• Silver (175 to 249)
• Gold (250 hours or more)
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in the American spirit, and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation. The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. All volunteer hours should be documented on the following forms, using as many sheets as necessary. The President’s Awards that are available are based on the age of the student and the number of hours of volunteer service.
Click here for volunteer documentation forms. All volunteer hours should be documented, using as many sheets as necessary.
Application forms should be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce no later than
February 1, 2018.
The Student Volunteer Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville High School Auditorium