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Paint Creek is an "Official Certifying Organization" for The President's Volunteer Service Award program.
The Call for Nominations
The purpose for the President's Volunteer Service Awards is to honor the hundreds of thousands of people across America that have volunteered hundreds, if not thousands of hours over their lifetimes. The program was established to honor the volunteer works of individuals, families and organizations throughout the United States. There have been several variations of this program using different names, including the President's Volunteer Action Award from the 1980's.
The current program is called the President's Volunteer Service Award and was created by President George W. Bush in 2002. He made this program known during his State of the Union address that year. In January 2003, President George W.Bush created an Executive Order that created the President's Council on Service and Civil Participation. The Council was established to recognize the important contributions Americans of all ages are making within their communities through service and civic engagement. The President's Volunteer Service Award is now an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and the points of Light Institute. The awards are three levels and four categories of this award varying by age. The awards can be received by an individual, family or group for volunteer hours given during any 12 month period.