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Executive Order 12594—President's Volunteer Action Award

April 28, 1987

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.


The White House, April 28, 1987.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:46 a.m., April 29, 1987]

Note: The Executive order and the design of the medallion were printed in the "Federal Register" of April 30.

Ronald Reagan, Executive Order 12594—President's Volunteer Action Award Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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