The President's Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. PVSA recognizes US residents who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month period. Earning this distinction, recipients receive a medal or a pin, a certificate of achievement signed by the president and a congratulatory letter from the president.  

Award Year 

The award year runs from April 1 through March 31 each year. All volunteer hours must be entered by 11:59 pm on March 31. Hours entered after that time cannot be counted for the closing year, nor can they be carried forward to the next year. 

How do I log hours? 

  1. Become a member of President's Volunteer Service Award on I-Engage
  2. Fill out the President’s Volunteer Service Award Registration Form
  3. Log hours individually by filling out the Record Hours as an Individual Form   

How many hours do I need to report to earn a PVSA? 

For Young Adults (ages 16 to 25), Bronze requires 100 to 174 hours, Silver requires 175 to 249 hours, and Gold requires 250 hours or more. For adults (ages 26 and up), Bronze requires 100 to 249 hours, Silver requires 250-499 hours, and Gold requires 500 hours or more.