“Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.”
These words mean a volunteer has truly gone above and beyond their social duty to serve and help others. It's the opening statement for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) application––and you could be a recipient of this award. Your dedication to a service organization must surpass a great amount of hours, but this is an extrinsic recognition of your dedication to that cause. Awards like this one are not what we’re after when we volunteer our time and talents. But to be recognized for the good we are doing sheds even more light on that organization or project.