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Youth Office certified to give national volunteer award

Service hours are calculated over one-year period to determine different award levels

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Youth Advocacy Office, a division of the City Manager's Office, was recently certified by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to give the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award has multiple levels (gold, silver and bronze) depending on the number of volunteer hours accumulated in the one-year period and the size of the group or age of volunteers. The one-year accumulation period will run from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 each year.

“The Youth Advocacy Office is proud to join the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in recognizing the volunteers who consistently give their time to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Thalia Cherry, youth advocate manager for the Youth Advocacy Office.

To qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, volunteers must submit a record of their service hours to Youth Advocacy Office for verification.

Volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of the City or the Youth Advocacy Office.

A list of upcoming volunteer/service opportunities is available at through the “Community Service” subhead.

President George W. Bush created the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make in communities across the country.

For more information on award levels or volunteer opportunities, contact Kenneth Hughlon in the Youth Advocacy Office, (816) 513-1357.

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