VOLUNTARY PUBLIC SERVICE

Wyoming Congressional Award participants don’t just help. They impact.

non-partisan

There are many ways to volunteer in the world—but on the path to a Congressional Award, the service must be strictly non-partisan. No protests, issues, or political campaigning—just service to the community at large. There is something refreshing about serving a cause that benefits everyone, no matter the political affiliation.

deep commitment

Public service goals are the heart of the Congressional Award program. 400 hours of voluntary public service must be documented to earn a Gold medal; this commitment of time and energy to the good of the community at large is how leaders are made.

lasting impact

Wyoming Congressional Award participants provide real and lasting impact to the many diverse organizations they serve. Public service is transformative; the communities and lives our volunteers touch are also transformed in the process. We know that serving our communities builds a stronger Wyoming for generations to come.

Goals that serve the community at large make Wyoming—and the world—a better place.

Some of the many organizations Wyoming Congressional Award participants serve throughout the state, region, and nation-wide:

ARC of Laramie County

Special Olympics

local elementary schools

local public libraries

Laramie Foster Closet

Laramie County Family Promise

Boys and Girls Club

Historic Governor‘s Mansion

Old West Museum

local nursing homes

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

4-H

FFA

student council

Lions Club

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Wyoming Outfitter‘s Association

Wyoming FFA Association

Dano Youth Camp

Junior Leaders of Laramie County

Eat. Read. Grow.

Agriculture in the Classroom

Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative

March of Dimes

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America

Shepard's Symposium

Homesteader Museum

Wyoming Children‘s Society

Cheyenne Animal Shelter

Laramie Animal Welfare Society

United States Forest Service

Curt Gowdy State Park

Boy Scouts of America

University of Wyoming

Key Club

Black Dog Animal Rescue

Girl Scouts of America

Cheyenne Little Theatre

Western Writer‘s Conference

COMEA Shelter

Union Pacific

Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

Blessings in a Backpack

Cancer Caps

Rock Springs Downtown Mural Project

Salvation Army

VOLUNTARY

PUBLIC SERVICE

BRONZE

CERTIFICATE

SILVER

CERTIFICATE

GOLD CERTIFICATE

BRONZE

MEDAL

SILVER

MEDAL

GOLD

MEDAL

TOTAL HOURS NEEDED

TOTAL HOURS NEEDED

30

60

90

100

200

400

n/a

n/a

6 months of activity

7 months of activity

12 months of activity

24 months of activity

Life‘s most persistent and urgent question is,

what are you doing for others?

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR