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Executive Order 12594--President's Volunteer Action Award

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12594 of Apr. 28, 1987, appear at 52 FR 15703, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 225, unless otherwise noted.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. The President's Volunteer Action Award is hereby established for the purposes of recognizing outstanding voluntary contributions by individuals and organizations toward helping others in our society, and of demonstrating to all Americans what can be accomplished through voluntary action. The award shall consist of a sterling silver medallion, the design of which accompanies and is hereby made a part of this Order.

Sec. 2. The award may be presented by the President to recipients in ten categories: arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, international volunteering, mobilization of volunteers, public safety, youth, and the workplace. The National Voluntary Service Advisory Council, in cooperation with the White House Office of Private Sector Initiatives, shall recommend recipients of the award to the President. The President may select for the award any person recommended to the President or any person selected by the President upon his own initiative.

Editorial note: An illustration of the medallion, which was attached to and made a part of Executive Order 12594, is printed in 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 226.