We appreciate you

New York Cares celebrates and honors the diversity of our volunteers and their reasons for volunteering. We strive to recognize you in ways large and small throughout the year, including some of the official recognition programs and awards listed below.

Close up of a Presidential Service Award Certificate

Volunteer recognition

Presidential Service Awards

Each year, New York Cares partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as a certifying organization to present the President’s Volunteer Service Award to eligible volunteers who complete 100 hours or more in a year. Volunteers receive a letter from the President, along with a certificate and pin.

Two volunteers smiling at PVSA award ceremony

Volunteer recognition

Mayoral Service Awards

Volunteers who have completed over 100 hours in a calendar year are eligible to receive the Mayoral Service Award.

Letter of Service

Need a record of your service? You can print a copy from your Project Dashboard or we are happy to provide an official letter from New York Cares.