President's Volunteer Service Award

PCA  is proud to announce that we are an official certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  PCA ALL4KIDS now has the privilege of earning this award by submitting their volunteer hours by documenting their volunteer hours.

What is the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)?

In 2003, the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the PVSA to recognize the important role of volunteers in America's strength and national identity and honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation. This prestigious award is given to incredible leaders who go above and beyond to make the world a better place through volunteerism. 


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How It Works


Individuals that meet the criteria are eligible for the PVSA.

  • Recipient(s) must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.

  • Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.

  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only; additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e., charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award.

  • Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.

  • Awards are only issued by approved Certifying Organizations.

  • Service must be with an approved Certifying Organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the U.S. territories


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. Please submit a volunteer application first.  Click here to download the service hours timesheet! 


Volunteer Hours

HOURS BY AWARD            BRONZE              SILVER                   GOLD

        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 and older)            100 – 249            250 – 499                500+

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

How to Apply

Candidates must document their volunteer activities and submit their documents to PCA ALL4KIDS.

Hours are measured from March 1st, 2021 to March 1st, 2022. Students must use and complete the official PCA  forms.