The old ideas are new again because they’re not old, they are timeless: duty, sacrifice, commitment, and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.
In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award 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.
Led by the AmeriCorps and managed in partnership with Points of Light, this program allows Certifying Organizations to recognize their most exceptional volunteers.
Learning to Serve is proud to be an official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. You can receive this prestigious award by following the steps below. Participation in the PVSA program is completely optional and does not affect our scholarship selections.
Read the eligibility rules for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
- At this time, Learning to Serve is only certifying service hours for K-12 students attending school in the state of Georgia.
- While Learning to Serve recognizes almost any type of service for eligibility for our scholarship, the PVSA only accepts certain types of service. Please read eligibility rules carefully to determine if your service hours qualify for this award.
- There are varying levels of recognition, based on the number of hours you serve.
- Visit the President’s Volunteer Service Award website for the most current guidelines.
Complete our online reporting form.
- Service hours must be completed within a calendar year, so this year we will submit hours completed from March 2, 2022 – March 1, 2023.
- Please note: we are no longer accepting award applications for 2022. We will begin accepting award applications for 2023 on March 2, 2024.
- Complete our online reporting form below.
Students will receive their awards from Learning to Serve.
If possible, we would love to present the PVSA at the student’s school Awards Day. If that is not possible, we will mail your award to you.
If you're a parent or student looking to understand how the process works, start here.
Apply for a Learning to Serve scholarship and begin the process.