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Presidential Volunteer Service Awards and SDWEG

27 Sep 2023 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Don't Forget: SDWEG is a Certifying Authority for Presidential Volunteer Service Awards

Did you know that SDWEG is certified to submit applications for Presidential Volunteer Service Awards on behalf of members who volunteer to support the organization? In January of 2023, we announced this achievement and advised our member volunteers to keep track of their volunteer hours in support of the Guild. Members over the age of 26 who provide at least 100 hours of volunteer service in a year (attending Board meetings, staffing booths at festivals, writing blog posts and articles, serving as a reviewer for the anthology or Manuscript Review Program, and other activities) are eligible to receive at least a Bronze level pin, coin or medallion as well as a certificate signed by the President of the United States. Volunteers who serve at least 250 hours in a year are eligible for the Silver level. And any member who has put in at least 500 hours as a volunteer is eligible for the Gold level.

If you can document the hours of service you have provided to the Guild and have accumulated at least 100 hours in 2023, send your documentation to A team made up of Board members will review the documentation to determine if it is sufficient to merit application for the award. We need more than just a total number of hours. The best documentation would be a list of the dates, times, and a description of the activities.

Number of Hours Required for Adult Volunteers (26+) 

  • Bronze medal: 100-249 hours
  • Silver medal: 250-499 hours
  • Gold medal: 500+ hours

See also the original post introducing the Guild's participation in the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards Program at

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