Annual Volunteer Service Awards Banquet

Logo for The President's Volunteer Service AwardThe Maroon Volunteer Center and Volunteer Starkville host a service recognition event to honor volunteers with an exemplary record of service to the university and the community. We offer awards in various categories in that student groups/organizations of all sizes can participate. In order for you and/or your organization to be eligible for one of these prestigious awards, we have created an online service record form that you can use throughout the semester to document you and your organizations community service efforts. For more information, visit//

The center is also participating in the PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD program as a Certifying Organization.

This AWARD is a Presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering the President's call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, we will identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the AWARD to outstanding volunteers.


There are three levels of the AWARD varying by hours of service completed within a school year.

Young Adults - Ages 15 - 25

  • Bronze Award 100- 174 hours
  • Silver Award 175 - 249 hours
  • Gold Award 250 or more hours

Adults - Ages 26 and up

  • Bronze Award 100 - 249 hours
  • Silver Award 250 - 499 hours
  • Gold Award 500 or more hours

Groups and Organizations (two or more people with each member contributing at least 25 hours)


  • Bronze Award 200 - 499 hours
  • Silver Award 500 - 999 hours
  • Gold Award 1,000 or more hours


Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more volunteer service hours over the course of their lifetime.