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President's Volunteer Service Award

America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service.  The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) program is a great way to honor this American tradition and thank those who, by demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. 


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The PVSA recognizes individuals, families, and groups who achieve a certain number of service hours within a 12-month period.  The award can also be given for cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

The award is earned by:

  • Youth, age 14 and under, who complete 50 or more hours of volunteer service;
  • Individuals, age 15 and older, who complete 100 or more hours; and
  • Families or groups who complete 200 or more hours.

Lifetime achievement is recognized with a special President's Call to Service Award, which honors those who complete more than 4,000 hours of service over the course of their lifetime.

For more information about the President’s Volunteer Service Award, visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.


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