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Drum Majors for Service

MLK Drum Majors for Service are volunteers who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service with reliability and commitment, but who seldom receive recognition. Service is called by many names; to some it may be outreach, to others it may be mission driven, general volunteerism, ministry, or even regarded as a calling—no matter what you call it, we recognize and thank those who serve.

You, too, can recognize extraordinary volunteers who are MLK Drum Majors for Service with a special Presidents Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) called the Drum Major for Service Award. 

Award Options

  1. MLK Drum Major for Service. This award option is based on the qualities of the person nominated for the award. Drum Majors for Service are the helping hands who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service with reliability and commitment, but who seldom receive recognition. They are individuals within your organization who are service leaders in the community. With this option your Drum Major is eligible to receive a special PVSA certificate and letter from the President of the United States. Package cost is $4.50 plus shipping and handling.
  2. MLK Drum Major for Service PVSA. This award option is based on the number of hours an individual serves over a 12-month period or over a lifetime. With this package, your Drum Major is eligible to receive the PVSA in Bronze, Silver, Gold or Lifetime depending on the numbers of hours served, which include a special PVSA certificate, letter from the President of the United States and a pin, coin or medallion. Package costs range from $2.25 to $8.00 each, depending on the items selected, plus shipping and handling.

As you plan your MLK Day activity – whether a service project, holiday celebration or prayer breakfast, we encourage you to honor those who serve others to reinforce the lessons of Dr. King's life by including the presentation of Drum Major for Service Awards.

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Please allow 10 business days for production of all orders. Customers are provided a range of UPS shipping options from include overnight to ground delivery. 

Share Your MLK Drum Major for Service Story

The Corporation for National and Community Service would like to know about your Drum Majors. Please take a few minutes to tell us about the person you plan to honor and what they have accomplished through their service. E-mail us at MLKDay@cns.gov.

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