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President's Volunteer Service Award

Future Teachers!

This award will look terrific on your resume!

Turn all your hours of volunteering into a highly-recognized award!

About President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)* is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service thorough presidential gratitude and national recognition.  We encourage you to look around, be inspired and take positive action that changes the world.

*PVSA is an initiative of the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light.  With a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, PVSA celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.

The Award

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.

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.

Hours by Award




Kids (5-10)

26 - 49

50 - 74

75 +

Teens (11-15)

50 - 74

75 - 99

100 +

Young Adults (16-25)

100 - 174

175 - 249

250 +

Adults (26 & older)

100 - 249

250 - 499

500 +

Families & Groups*

200 - 499

500 - 999

1,000 +

President's Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime.

*Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will also receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin, a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States.


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.

“A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.”
--President Barack Obama

How to Apply if You’re a Volunteer

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

1.  Set up your profile in the system and let us know a bit about you!
Register as a Normandale Community College Education Student. 
Record of Service (ROS) Key:

2.  Begin to track and record your volunteer hours and activities.

3.  Submit a record of your service to the Education Department at Normandale, C 3040, ATTN: Linette Manier.  We will verify your hours.

“A volunteer is a person who can see what others cannot see; who feel what most do not feel.”
--George H. W. Bush