For All Ages is proud to announce that we are an official certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award. Our volunteers now have the privilege of earning this award by submitting their volunteer hours to us.
What is the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)?
In 2003, the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the PVSA to recognize the important role of volunteers across America. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities and inspires those around them to take action, too. The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation. This prestigious award is given to incredible leaders who go above and beyond to make the world a better place through volunteerism.
How It Works
Individuals that meet the criteria are eligible for the PVSA.
Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.
Note that For All Ages will only approve or request awards for individuals whose volunteer hours with our organization equal at least 50% of the total hours.
See the PVSA website for details on volunteer hours needed by age and award.
How to Apply
Candidates must document their volunteer activities and email us a completed application package on or before September 1st, 2021. Applications will be approved on a rolling basis.
Hours are measured from September 1st, 2020 to September 1st, 2021.
A letter from every agency, organization, school, church, etc., (on their letterhead) where you volunteered must accompany your time sheet and be signed by an agency representative verifying your hours. Verifying letters must be on the organization’s letterhead.
Candidates must also submit a letter of nomination from one of the following: the direct supervisor/agency representative working with the candidate, a school administrator, or a For All Ages leader. Candidates must meet the number of hours designated by the President’s Volunteer Service Award to reach the bronze, silver or gold levels of service.
PVSA Application Checklist
Please review the checklist below prior to submitting your application. Any items not included in your application package will disqualify your ability to achieve the award.