About the Award
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American spirit, and toencourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service, and civic participation. The Award is given to individuals, families, and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over the course of a 12-month period.
Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for their annual commitment to volunteer service. In addition, individuals who complete 4,000 or more hours of volunteer service over the course of their lifetime will be recognized with the President’s Call to Service Award.
– From the President’s Volunteer Service Award Website
Earning the Award
The Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America has been approved as an Official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Each of you may go to the PVSA website and sign up to track your volunteer service under the OA’s record of service key. The Order of the Arrow’s key is VGH-33042.
When you complete your profile on-line, simply insert the key number (VGH-33042), the reporting will be grouped under the Order of the Arrow and approval will be forwarded to the national office for review, approval, and ordering of the award. The website is www.presidentialserviceawards.gov.