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Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award

The Mayor realizes the value of our young residents and believes this Initiative will be a way of honoring and showing support for the community's young people.

About the Award

The Town of Hilton Head Island has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. The Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award was established to recognize the valuable contributions that youth volunteers are making in our community and encourage more young people to volunteer. The Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award is a way to thank and honor Hilton Head Island Middle School and High School students who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Benefits of the Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award:

  • Our community wins by focusing on Volunteerism;
  • Young People give their time to Hilton Head Island;
  • Young People can see they can make a difference and receive recognition for their effort;
  • Young people connect with the Town of Hilton Head Island; and
  • The Award has a direct impact on how young people learn to volunteer and who become adults who give back to their community.

Volunteer Requirements to Receive the Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award:

  • The Award is open to all middle school and high school students who attend a Hilton Head Island school or who is a resident of Hilton Head Island and completes all volunteer service hours on Hilton Head Island;
  • A student can receive Mayoral recognition for volunteer hours earned between May 1, 2020 and April 23, 2021.
  • The following are the eligibility requirements for each level of recognition:
    • Bronze Level: At least 25 to 50 hours of volunteer service;
    • Silver Level: 51 to 75 hours of volunteer service;
    • Gold Level: 76 to 100 hours of volunteer service;
    • Mayor's Call to Service Award: More than 101 hours of volunteer service.
  • All volunteer hours must be recorded and confirmed on a record of service form PDF icon. A record of service form must be executed by the student. Due to the remote learning environment, the student will need to have the forms confirmed by one of the following: parent or guardian, the school's community service coordinator, or school administrator.
  • Completed record of service forms must be turned in to the Town of Hilton Head Island's Mayor's Office by April 23, 2021.
  • Students who earn an Award will be sent their certificate by the Mayor’s Office if they include their typed or printed current contact information: name and mailing address of student; school name; student’s grade; email address of student and/or parent or guardian.

*Please send all completed record of service forms PDF icon and contact information to the attention of: Phyllis Deiter or Faidra Smith at:

Town of Hilton Head Island,
One Town Center Court
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Faidra Smith, Administration Department
email: faidras@hiltonheadislandsc.gov email icon

Phyllis C. Deiter, Administration Department
email: PhyllisD@hiltonheadislandsc.gov email icon

Record of Service Form pdf icon