Global Leadership Adventures has partnered with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for years to deliver the President’s Volunteer Service Award to dedicated student volunteers.
The award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. This council was originally convened by President George W. Bush, and has continued under the administration of President Barack Obama. It is designed to help foster and encourage a culture of volunteer service and civic participation among Americans.
As a Certifying Organization for the award, Global Leadership Adventures takes on the responsibility for verifying service hours, nominating potential recipients and delivering the award.
Each of our programs offers a set number of service hours that you can apply towards the PVSA. Check out each of our destinations to see how many service hours you’ll obtain.
As the organization explains, “Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.”
The PVSA recognizes U.S. citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the mandatory number of hours of service over a one-year period, or as the result of lifetime cumulative hours.
There are bronze, silver, and gold levels of the award, based on the number of hours earned. For those student volunteers who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award may be given. This is the highest honor provided by the PVSA.