As a volunteer, your time and dedication is invaluable. That's why we here at Youth Action Hudson are committed to recognizing and honoring our volunteers for their hard work! We do so by hosting an annual Volunteer Recognition Picnic in late spring! Invitations will be coming soon!
Those who are eligible will be awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. This award is not only recognition for your hard work, but is also a valuable asset to include on college applications and resumes!
What is the Presidential Volunteer Service Award?
Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires other to make service a central part of their lives.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period – or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.
How do I earn a Presidential Volunteer Service Award?
Here at Youth Action Hudson, we have created an account for all of our youth volunteers, and log all of your volunteer hours that you complete with YAH, using the PVSA website. YOU are also able to log any other volunteer hours (such as singing in the church choir, mission trips, volunteering at an animal shelter, etc) using the PVSA website.
If you do not have your login information - either e-mail or send a Facebook message to YAH and we can provide you with your username and password (both of these can be changed once you log in!)
Below are the eligibility requirements for receiving the award!
How do I log my hours?
The PVSA website is fairly easy to use. Here are the steps you take to add your personal volunteer hours (remember, you don't need to log YAH hours, we do those for you)
1. Go to http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/
2. Select "LOGIN" in the upper right hand corner
3. You will now be able to see your total hours, as well as change your username if you wish
4. Click on the "MY SERVICE" tab.
5. Click "CREATE NEW RECORD"
6. Fill in as much information as you can (Service Activity, Date & Hours of Service required)
7. Click "ADD THIS ACTIVITY" and you are all set!