International Mission Association has a long and proud history in the service of volunteering. Our volunteers work to meet the needs of their respective communities. They provide spiritual and recreational services, as well as social and physical support.
In recognition of these outstanding achievements, IMA is proud to announce the availability of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of volunteer commitment. Established in 2003, this new Award is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families, and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months.
IMA has teamed with hundreds of organizations and businesses across the country to deliver this Award to our most outstanding volunteers. As a Certified Organization of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, we can nominate potential recipients and distribute the Award to those who meet or exceed the Award criteria.
“IMA is extremely proud to join the President of the United States in recognizing the volunteers who consistently take the time to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Sunsook Park, President of IMA. “Volunteers strengthen America and inspire others to get involved.” We are proud to honor our volunteers who are answering the call with this award.”
Children, adults, families, and groups can receive this award. Many of our volunteers may already meet the requirements (see sidebar) given their ongoing service activity. In order for an individual to qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service award, volunteers must simply submit a record of their service hours to the IMA. We will then verify the service and deliver the award to the individual(s).
Volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of the IMA. In fact, service hours can be accumulated through the work on a variety of projects throughout the year. The only requirement is that the necessary hours be completed within 12 months; recipients can qualify for a new AWARD each year. “Our volunteers should strive to earn the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD every year,” said Sunsook Park. “Even if you’ve never volunteered before, the award is within your reach. “In fact, the strength and success of our nation depends on every one of us taking an active role in our own community. You can also help strengthen America by asking your friends, families, and neighbors to join you in helping our communities.
The PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD is issued by the President’s council on Service and Civic Participation – created by President George W. Bush to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make to our nation. Learn more and find out how to qualify for the AWARD by contacting IMA, our AWARD Administrator, at 718‐353‐3791 or e‐mail us at:
To be eligible to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award, applicants' service hours must be confirmed by a registered Certifying Organization. There are three levels of the Award varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period: