The President's Volunteer Service Award

Volunteering over 90,000 hours in middle schools teaching robotics, rocket science, web design, finance, and more, these modern heroes we call Citizen Teachers have gone above and beyond their call of duty. Created in 2003, the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation was established to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities. The Council created the President's Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Congratulations to our beloved Citizen Teachers who have been recognized for their commitment to service and influencing the lives of students across the country. Many thanks to the national support and partnership we've received from Bank of America, Fidelity, Cognizant, and Google, in addition to over 100 organizations that provided volunteers to teach apprenticeships.

Thank you for your help in transforming education, one student at a time.