“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.

What This Means For You!

As a recipient, you would be able to show others about the contributions your volunteer group has made to help another community thrive and grow. This award can also serve as a great motivation and encouragement to keep serving. It shows that people in the world are watching how you contribute to and influence the world, and they are more likely to emulate your good deeds. Think about how much positivity and action you could spread to other potential volunteers! The Presidential Service Award certification is an opportunity to recognize our dedicated, passionate volunteers in a nationally acknowledged way. Will you be one of them? Learn more details about the award and how to take part here.

^ Back to top