President’s Volunteer Service Award Program

Emissary Pageants International Congress is proud to be a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program.

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.

Volunteer Eligibility

  • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e., green card holder)
  • Must be at least five years old
  • Completes eligible service within a 12-month period (for annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards) and over a lifetime (for Lifetime Achievement Awards)

Eligible Service:

  • Unpaid acts of volunteer service benefitting others
    • Service through National service programs that provide a stipend (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) may count towards the Lifetime Achievement Award, but not for the annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards)
    • Travel stipends, transit/parking passes, membership passes, expense reimbursements, and other nominal volunteer support do not impact service eligibility

Eligible Service does not include:

  • Donating funds
  • Political lobbying (Non-partisan voter registration is an eligible activity)
  • Religious instruction
  • Conducting worship service
  • Proselytizing
  • Volunteer service performed as part of court-ordered community service
  • Serving only family members

Hours Required to Earn Awards in Each Age Group:

Age GroupBronzeSilverGoldLifetime Achievement Award
Kids (5–10 years old)26–49 hours50–74 hours75+ hours4,000+ hours
Teens (11–15)50–74 hours75–99 hours100+ hours4,000+ hours
Young Adults (16–25)100–174 hours175–249 hours250+ hours4,000+ hours
Adults (26+)100–249 hours250–499 hours500+ hours4,000+ hours

Emissary Pageants International Congress awards pins and certificates at each award level to EVERY delegate that qualifies and meets the deadline for hours submission 45 days before the National Pageant. We reserve the medals for those delegates achieving Gold and the Presidential coin for those completing their Lifetime Achievement Award.

If you have questions, please reach out to your National Director for guidance.

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