SEVA CENTERS‎ > ‎

CERTIFYING PVSA

President’s Volunteer Service Award


We are pleased to announce to all our partners and volunteers that Hindu American Seva Charities is now recognized as an "Official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Awards Program" by the President's Call to Service Award initiative of Corporation for National and Community Service.

This new Award is a Presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering President’s call to serve others through their current volunteer activities or lifetime service. As a Certifying Organization, we will identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the Award to outstanding volunteers.

Today, we invite you to apply for this Award, if you meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the table below, by contacting seva@hinduamericanseva.org. We encourage HASC volunteers and partners to register at https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/tgact/login/dspLoginAll.cfm and enter Record of Service Key FSF-57235 to have HASC as your Certifying Organization.

Given your ongoing service activities, many of you may already meet the requirements to receive the Award. To qualify, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to HASC, and we verify the service and distribute the Award.   

 For those volunteers who haven’t accumulated enough hours of service to be eligible for the Award, I encourage you to contact us at seva@hinduamericanseva.org to sign up for additional volunteer projects available through our organization.  We have ongoing service projects as well as one-time community projects during our UtsavSeva and National Service Days. You can participate in these service projects by yourself, with family members, neighbors, or colleagues from work. 

 Additionally, eligible volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of HASC. In fact, service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects throughout the year. The only requirement is that the hours be completed within 12 months; recipients can qualify for a new Award each year. Volunteer hours have to be submitted by the end of the year ( Dec 31st). Please get your hours certified by the local supervisor before submission.

 

To be eligible to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award,

Applicants’ service hours must be confirmed by a registered Certifying Organization. 

 There are three levels of the Award varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period:

Kids - 14 and younger 

·  Bronze Award     50 - 74 hours

·  Silver Award       75 - 99 hours

·  Gold Award         100 or more hours

Adults - Ages 26 and up

Bronze Award       100 - 249 hours

Silver Award         250 - 499 hours

Gold Award          500 or more hours

          

Young Adults - Ages 15 - 25

·  Bronze Award     100-174 hours

·  Silver Award       175 - 249 hours

·  Gold Award         250 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

President’s Call to Service Award

Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more volunteer service hours over the course of their lifetime are eligible to receive the President’s Call to Service Award.