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Member Resources

Member Responsibilities

  • Volunteer at events

  • Encourage donations and participation from peers

  • Promote SOAR events

  • Help obtain sponsors

  • Contribute to the general welfare of SOAR and cancer patients

Executive Events 

Members in the Greater-Houston Area may participate in various Executive Events. These will be posted up on this website, as well as communicated to your chapter leaders. Check the upcoming events page regularly, or sign up for our mailing list to get updates, specific information, and sign up links for events.


Members who volunteer for their chapter will receive volunteer hours by their Chapter. To obtain a SOAR certificate contact your chapter officers. They will send a list of all names, number of hours, and event(s) that each volunteer participated in to the executive board.  SOAR is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Once you receive your certificate, check with volunteer hour organizations you are in (National Honor Society, Key Club, etc.) to see if they accept 501(c)3 non-profit organization hours. You may also redeem them for the President's Volunteer Service Award through SOAR.

President's Volunteer Service Award

You can earn this prestigious service award as a member of SOAR. We are a Certifying Organization of the President's Volunteer Service Award, and we distribute the PVSA to those who meet or exceed the award criteria. Established in 2003, the PVSA is given by the President of the United States and honors those who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months.

Volunteer service hours include those performed with SOAR and in other qualifying organizations. A qualifying organization includes any 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Service from monetary donations or religious instruction DO NOT count for the PVSA award. It is required that the hours be completed within 12 months. Recipients can qualify for a new PVSA each year.


Honorees that have fulfilled the above requirements for their age group receive:

  • An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin

  • A personalized certificate of achievement

  • A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States

How To Apply:

​To obtain a PVSA award, contact your chapter officers. We will need your name, email address, home address, phone number, amount of hours (from both SOAR and other qualifying organizations), dates of service, and proof of hours (if submitting hours from organizations other than SOAR).

Chapter Grants

Chapters can apply for grants up to $1000 to hold philanthropic or fundraising events advancing SOAR's mission. Find the information in the PDF and send it to to be reviewed and processed within 2 weeks.

The Official SOAR Guidebook

Download or view SOAR's Official Guidebook. It includes all the information about being a chapter of SOAR, ideas for events, tips on fundraising, and more. 

Membership Opportunity

St. Jude Leadership Society consists of high achieving student leaders that make a difference in their communities. During a six to eight month period, students will participate in dynamic educational sessions, such as Gratitude and Good Citizenship and Building Your Brand  while raising funds and awareness for St. Jude. There is an opportunity for an all expenses paid for trip to St. Jude headquarters in Memphis, TN where students receive more leadership training. There will also be scholarships awarded to some students in this program.

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