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Marine Nature Study Area Joins with President's Council on Service and Civic Participation to Deliver President’s Volunteer Service Award

President's Volunteer Service Award

Prestigious Award Honors Outstanding Commitment to Volunteer Service

Oceanside, NY – Marine Nature Study Area today announced it has teamed with the White House to become a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Established in 2003, the Award was created by President George W. Bush to give Presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who meet requirements for volunteer service, measured by the number of service hours performed over 12-months.

 Marine Nature Study Area is one of thousands of organizations that have joined forces to deliver the President’s Volunteer Service Award and honor the volunteers who strengthen our Nation. As a Certifying Organization for the Award, Marine Nature Study Area is responsible for verifying service hours, nominating potential recipients and delivering the Award.

 “We are extremely proud to recognize our most outstanding volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award,” said Conservation Biologist Michael Farina.  Marine Nature Study Area volunteers are role models in our community, donating their time, energy and talent to bring us closer together as neighbors and a Nation. The Award is our way of thanking these volunteers and inspiring everyone in our community to make volunteering a central part of their lives.” The Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

 “Even if you’ve never volunteered before, the President’s Volunteer Service Award is within your reach,” Michael Farina said. “There are so many ways to contribute, and every volunteer hour makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others.  We encourage everyone to get involved and to bring along your family, friends and neighbors.  Together, we can strengthen America – one hour at a time.”