AmeriCorps: President's Volunteer Service Award

  • In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. 

    Bastrop ISD is proud to have joined the ranks of prestigious organizations selected to offer the President’s Volunteer Service Award beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. Eligible students, staff members and community volunteers will be able to submit an application along with proof of volunteer service and, once approved, be recognized by the Bastrop ISD Board of Trustees.

    Applicants should complete the President's Volunteer Service Award form and upload proof of qualifying hours for the service year from July 1 - June 30. Proof of volunteer hours does not need to be on a specific form, but should be written and contain: 

    • Location of the volunteer service
    • Nature of the volunteer service
    • Number of hours
    • Date of service
    • Signature and phone number of person attesting to service


    Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email within two weeks of submitting their request for consideration. See below for specific eligibility and service requirements.

    (AmeriCorps) Volunteer Eligibility:

    • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e., green card holder)
    • Must be at least five years old
    • Completes eligible service within a 12-month period (for annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards) and over a lifetime (for Lifetime Achievement Awards)


    Eligible Service:

    • Unpaid acts of volunteer service benefiting others
      • Service through National service programs that provide a stipend (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) may count towards the Lifetime Achievement Award, but not for the annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards)
      • Travel stipends, transit/parking passes, membership passes, expense reimbursements, and other nominal volunteer support do not impact service eligibility

    Eligible Service does not include:

    • Donating funds
    • Political lobbying (non-partisan voter registration is an eligible activity)
    • Religious instruction
    • Conducting worship service
    • Proselytizing
    • Volunteer service performed as part of court-ordered community service
    • Serving only family members

    Bastrop ISD Award Eligibility:

    • A BISD student with volunteer service either within or outside of the district
    • A BISD staff member with volunteer service either within or outside of the district
    • A member of the Bastrop community who earns at least 50% of their volunteer hours with Bastrop ISD. Bastrop ISD service is recorded via Raptor or Voly. 


    Age Group




    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Kids (5–10 years old)

    26–49 hours

    50–74 hours

    75+ hours

    4,000+ hours

    Teens (11–15)

    50–74 hours

    75–99 hours

    100+ hours

    4,000+ hours

    Young Adults (16–25)

    100–174 hours

    175–249 hours

    250+ hours

    4,000+ hours

    Adults (26+)

    100–249 hours

    250–499 hours

    500+ hours

    4,000+ hour