EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13371
Effective Date: January 31, 2005

Responsible Office: Institutional and Corporate Management
Subject: Amendment to EO 13285, Relating to the Presiden't Council on Service and Civic Participation

Amendments to Executive Order 13285, Relating to 
                the President's Council on Service and Civic 
                Participation

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to modify the mission and 
                functions of the President's Council on Service and 
                Civic Participation (Council) and to extend the 
                Council, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 
                13285 of January 29, 2003, is amended as follows:

                Section 1. (a) Sections 2(a) and 2(b) of Executive 
                Order 13285 are revised to read as follows: ``(a) The 
                mission and functions of the Council shall be to:

                    (i) promote volunteer service and civic 
                participation in American society;
                    (ii) encourage the recognition of outstanding 
                volunteer service through the presentation of the 
                President's Volunteer Service Award by Council members 
                and Certifying Organizations, thereby encouraging more 
                such activity;
                    (iii) promote the efforts and needs of local non-
                profits and volunteer organizations, including 
                volunteer centers;
                    (iv) promote greater public access to information 
                about existing volunteer opportunities, including via 
                the Internet;
                    (v) assist with the promotion of Federally 
                administered volunteer programs and the link that they 
                have to increasing and strengthening community 
                volunteer service; and
                    (vi) promote increased and sustained private sector 
                sponsorship of and engagement in volunteer service.
                    (b) In carrying out its mission, the Council shall:
                    (i) encourage broad participation in the 
                President's Volunteer Service Award program by 
                qualified individuals and groups, especially students 
                in primary schools, secondary schools, and institutions 
                of higher learning;
                    (ii) exchange information and ideas with interested 
                individuals and organizations on ways to expand and 
                improve volunteer service and civic participation;
                    (iii) advise the Chief Executive Officer of the 
                CNCS on broad dissemination, especially among schools 
                and youth organizations, of information regarding 
                recommended practices for the promotion of volunteer 
                service and civic participation, and other relevant 
                educational and promotional materials;
                    (iv) monitor and advise the Chief Executive Officer 
                of the CNCS on the need for the enhancement of 
                materials disseminated pursuant to subsection 2(b)(iii) 
                of this order; and
                    (v) make recommendations from time to time to the 
                President, through the Director of the USA Freedom 
                Corps, on ways to encourage greater levels of volunteer 
                service and civic participation by individuals, 
                schools, and organizations.''

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                Sec. 2. Section 4(b) of Executive Order 13285 is 
                revised to read as follows: ``(b) Unless further 
                extended by the President, this order shall expire on 
                January 29, 2007.''

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