The President’s Volunteer Service Award bestows recognition from the President of the United States; the association with the President that makes this award so meaningful also gives rise to a critical responsibility for participants to help uphold the integrity of the program so the Award retains its value and prestige for others.
As a participant in the President’s Volunteer Service Award, PVSA we ask that you take seriously your status as a role model to volunteers and organizations engaged in service; please continue to encourage others to follow in your footsteps through your life of service, and be mindful of how your participation in the program affects others.
Volunteer Award Eligibility Criteria
Volunteers that wish to participate in the PVSA program must meet the following criteria to earn the highest honors – Presidential recognition:
1 Must be a United States citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.
2 Must be 5 years of age or older at the time service hours are begun for participation in the PVSA program.
3 Individuals conducting service that receive stipends do not qualify.
4 Court ordered community service does not apply to PVSA service hours.
5 Must perform volunteer activities eligible for the award. Most voluntary service is eligible, with the following exceptions: political lobbying, religious instruction, conducting worship service, proselytizing, and serving only family members. Non-partisan voter registration is an eligible activity.
6 Hours for each award level must be completed within a 12-month time period. (exception for awards based on Lifetime achievement)
Once you have registered please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your ROS key
To sign up, click here.