June 1, 2011

U.S. President’s Call to Service Award


The U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award is given to individuals or groups who actively participate in volunteer service. Depending on time of service, they are classified into bronze, silver, or gold level. Especially in case that they devotedly participate in volunteer service for over 4,000 hours in their lifetime, they are awarded the President’s Call to Service Award.

Congratulations on receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and thank you for helping to address the most pressing needs in your community and our country.

In my Inaugural Address, I stated that we need a new era of responsibility—a recognition on the part of every American that we have duties to ourselves, our Nation, and the world. These are duties that we do not grudgingly accept, but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit than giving our all to a difficult task. Your volunteer service demonstrates the kind of commitment to your community that moves America a step closer to its great promise…

While government can open more opportunities for us to serve our communities, it is up to each of us to seize those opportunities. Thank you for your devotion to service and for doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great Nation.

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the U.S.