Community Service

Apply By April 13th for the President's Volunteer Service Award

Have you or a friend volunteered more than 100+ hours this academic year? We know many of you have, so we encourage members of the EKU Community to apply for the President's Volunteer Service Award!

“The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.”

Groups and individuals of all ages can receive the award for participating in various amounts of service. Check out the graph below to see if you or your organization are eligible for the award.

Chart of PVSA Chart

Recipients of the Presidential Award stand out among their peers. Students can include this award on grad school and scholarship applications as well as their resume. Your impact on the community also inspires others to take action as well! Want to learn more about the President Service Award? Check out their website today by clicking here.

All you need to do to be considered for the award is log your community service hours on Orgsync. You can log your hours by clicking here, or by using the following steps:

  • Log in to to Orgsync using your EKU email user name and password
  • Click on your photo in the upper right hand corner of the screen (this will be blank unless you have uploaded a photo to Orgsync)
  • Select Involvement from the drop down menu
  • Click the green box that says Add Involvement Entry in the upper right hand corner of the screen
  • Select the Service Participation option & select the organization you worked with
  • Fill in all of the prompted information and click Submit Involvement Entry at the bottom of the screen
  • If you organization is not listed, click Other and type in the name of the organization
  • Sit back & wait for your involvement to be approved by the organization!

If you are interested in receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award, please submit your service hours by April 13th, 2017 in order to receive the award. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Will Keaton @ william.keaton@eku.eduor drop by the Office of Student Life and First Year Experience in Middle Powell. 

The Community Service program, located within the Office of Student Life, directs the University's community service programs. We coordinate a variety of service opportunities throughout the year that EKU students, faculty, and staff can participate in both on and off campus. 

Whether it's to fulfill a class requirement or just because they want to get involved, students looking for volunteer opportunities can visit the Student Life to get connected with local volunteer and leadership opportunities that meet their individual needs and fit their busy schedules!  From working to protect sea turtles over spring break to building a home for a family over the summer in Honduras to planting trees on reclaimed mine sites in eastern Kentucky to making fleece blankets and pillows on campus for children, there a multitude of opportunities to give back locally, nationally, and internationally!  Please contact us to find out more about the different ways you can get actively involved in your world through service!

The Office also serves as a resource to the EKU community for all things service related!  Need to volunteer for a class?  Want real-world, hands-on experience related to your major or a possible career?  Want to explore a new part of the country or world?  Interested in planning a service and need some assistance?  Just call, email, or stop by!  We are always happy help!