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The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States.  It is an opportunity to honor your most outstanding volunteers and recognize the impact they make.


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.

    • ACCOLADE Celebrations is a Certifying Organization

  • 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.

For additional information about the PVS Award, click here:  The President's Volunteer Service Award (


If you are interested in applying for this award, please contact Wanda Adams at


ACCOLADE Celebrations provides PVS Awards to eligible recipients at the Annual Acts of Kindness Awards

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program

In addition to hours from B.A.T.C.H., hours can be earned by performing volunteer services sponsored by others (i.e. Food Pantry, Clothing Collection). Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetme will recieve the President's Lifetime Achievement Award

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