president's volunteer service award

Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is proud to be a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award, established in 2003 to recognize the important role volunteers play in strengthening America. This award honors individuals, families, and groups who have made a commitment to positively impact communities on a regular, unpaid basis.

Eligibility Requirements

All U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents above the age of five who use our registration platform VolunteerHub are on the path to eligibility. Recipients must complete eligible service within a 12-month period (for annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards) and over a lifetime (for Lifetime Achievement Awards).

Award level criteria is shared below:

Age Group Bronze Silver Gold Lifetime Achievement Award
Kids (5-10 years old) 26-49 hours 50-47 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+ hours

How to Apply

Use VolunteerHub to track or review your hours over the last 12 months. If your service falls within one of the award levels above, email with your name and qualifying level. We will confirm and certify your service hours.