Volunteer Awards

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United Way honors local community volunteers by annually presenting the following awards:

  • Connie Woodward Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in Whitfield County
  • Elaine Butler Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in Murray County
  • Adult Group of the Year Award
  • Youth Group of the Year Award
  • Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship
  • Presidential Service Awards

Presidential Service Award Eligibility

Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:

  • Kids: Age 5-10
  • Teens: 11-15
  • Young Adults: Individual Age 16-25
  • Adults: Individual Age 26 +
  • Families and Groups: Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total.

 

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria

Bronze Level

Kids: 26 to 49 hours
Teens: 50 to 74 hours
Young Adults: 100 to 174 hours
Adults: 100 to 249 hours
Family & Groups: 200 to 499 hours

Silver Level

Kids: 50 to 74 hours
Teens: 75 to 99 hours
Young Adults: 175 to 249 hours
Adults: 250 to 499 hours
Family & Groups: 500 to 999 hours

Gold Level

Kids: 75 hours or more
Teens: 100 hours or more
Young Adults: 250 hours or more
Adults: 500 hours or more
Family & Groups: 1000 hours or more

President's Call to Service Award

All Ages
4,000 hours or more of volunteer service (over a lifetime).