President's Volunteer Service Award
In recognition of outstanding volunteer achievements, Governors State University (GSU) is proud to announce the availability of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of volunteer commitment.
Established in 2003, this award is given by the President of the United States and honors individuals, families, and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months.
GSU has teamed with hundreds of organizations and businesses across the country to deliver this award to our most outstanding volunteers. As a Certifying Organization of the PVSA, you can nominate potential recipients and distribute the award to those who meet or exceed the award criteria. Click on the link to complete the Volunteer Hours Verification Form and return it to the address listed on the form.
Children, adults, families, and groups are eligible to receive the award, and, given their ongoing service activity, many volunteers may already meet the requirements (see below). To qualify for the PVSA, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to GSU. We will verify the service and deliver the award.
The PVSA is issued by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. To learn more and find out how to qualify for the award:
There are three levels of the award varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period.
Children: Ages 14 and younger
- Bronze Award 50–74 hours
- Silver Award 75–99 hours
- Gold Award 100 or more hours
Young Adults: Ages 15–25
- Bronze Award 100–174 hours
- Silver Award 175–249 hours
- Gold Award 250 or more hours
Adults: Ages 26 and up
- Bronze Award 100–249 hours
- Silver Award 250–499 hours
- Gold Award 500 or more hours
Families and Groups (two or more people)*
- Bronze Award 200–499 hours
- Silver Award 500–999 hours
- Gold Award 1,000 or more hours
*Each member contributing at least 25 hours towards the total.