The scheme was launched in September 2002 to promote voluntary service for the benefit of the community. The scheme is open to all United College students and assessment is on a yearly basis:
- A Bronze Prize for 50 or more hours of voluntary service in one year;
- A Silver Prize for 110 or more hours of voluntary service in two consecutive years;
- A Gold Prize for 200 or more hours of voluntary service in three consecutive years.
Voluntary service in existing programmes organized by the College is included in the Scheme, such as social services undertaken by the United College Rotaract Club; United College Leadership Training Society and Service Learning Internship Programme.