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ASP Volunteer Service Awards

About the Awardsalt

The ASP Volunteer Service Awards recognize students who have made an outstanding commitment to service in both their on and off-campus communities during their one-year abroad at Willamette University on the American Studies Program.  These awards are based off of the President’s Volunteer Service Award program.

These awards are given at the end of the ASP academic year at the Co-Curricular Honors and Awards program, held during the last week of the ASP.

ASP students who volunteer 100 hours or more during the year are eligible for the award. There are three levels of the award, depending on the students’ amount of service:

Bronze Level: 100-174 hours

Silver Level: 175-249 hours

Gold Level: 250+ hours

Award recipients receive a medal, a certificate, and a congratulatory letter.

How to report hours

ASP students report volunteer hours by completing “Volunteer Hours Report Forms.”  There are forms for individuals, group projects, and leadership positions. 

Students must turn in these report forms to the Associate Director of Student Life in order for their hours to be counted.

Note: Hours that students volunteer as a part of an academic course for credit (that is a mandatory part of the course) will not be counted towards the Volunteer Service Award hours.

Individual Volunteer Hours Report Form:  Click here.

Group Volunteer Hours Report Form:  Click here.

If you have any questions about volunteer hours, please see Sarah Shinn , Associate Director of Student Life. alt


LEAD Program (Leadership Exploration and Development)

Community Involvement

The LEAD (Leadership Exploration and Development) Program was established to enhance Willamette and ASP student life and relationships with the Willamette and Salem communities. There are both programming positions and internship positions available.

LEAD students discuss current issues on campus, plan various events to help integrate the Willamette and ASP communities, advocate ASP student concerns and consider how to expand relationships with the Willamette and Salem communities.

For more information on the leadership program or to make a suggestion or comment about an event, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Associate Director of Student Life, (503) 373-3322.


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