Friday, April 1, 2016

Remember that Awesome Centennial Coin?

We have finally entered the National Park Service's Centennial Year!  I'm sure you may have heard a word or two about the Centennial this year, and one of the nationwide goals is to engage communities through volunteerism.  Well, I know that I am preaching to the choir here, but volunteers are really what make the NPS work, especially here at Mount Rainier.  So, we have a new incentive just for 2016 that may be of interest to you!

Registered volunteers who contribute 201.6 hours of service between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 can earn a Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coin!

Here's how it all works:
  • Recipients must be registered national park volunteers.
  • Centennial Volunteer Challenge Coins are issued for hours served between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only.
  • Court-ordered community service does NOT qualify.
  • Volunteers must track their own hours and provide dates, hours served, and a brief description of the service provided.
  • Service must be approved and verified by the program manager.
  • Only hours served during the 12 month period of the centennial year will count towards the award.
And that's it!  The coins are just beginning to enter production, but once they are made and have entered the park, keep an eye out for more information!

UPDATE:  Here is the official memo and an hours sheet to help you keep track of your hours through 2016!

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