President’s Volunteer Service Award

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The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Changemaker Central @ ASU is a certifying partner and confers this prestigious award to individual students, clubs, and organizations at ASU. This award serves as an example of ASU's commitment to service in the Valley of the Sun and beyond. For more information, visit Presidential Service Award.

The award period for 2019-2020 is June 1, 2019 - April 5, 2020. Please check the Earning the award section to learn how to submit your interest and how to track your volunteer hours.

2017-2018 Recipients

2016-2017 Recipients



Award recipients receive the following:

  • An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
  • A personalized certificate of achievement
  • A note of congratulations from the President of the United States of America

Award Levels

Award LevelIndividual Hour RequirementsStudent Organization and Group Hour Requirements
Bronze Level
Bronze Level
Young Adults (15-25): 100-174 hours
Adults (26+): 100-249 hours
Groups: 200-499 hours*
Silver Level
Silver Level
Young Adults (15-25): 175-249 hours
Adults (26+): 250-499 hours
Groups: 500-999 hours*
Gold Level
Gold Level
Young Adults (15-25): 250+ hours
Adults (26+): 500+ hours
Groups: 1000+ hours*

* A group/student organization is identified as an association of two or more people. We classify an "organization" as an official student organization recognized by the Student Activities office. We classify a "group" as any form of two more more people which can be associated with a department, office, scholarship (i.e Mastercard Scholars, Leadership Scholars Program (LSP), Next Generation Service Corps).

* Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total. An example is for Bronze level, if your group achieves 200 volunteer hours, eight members would need to contribute 25 hours each; 300 volunteer hours would need 12 members contributing 25 hours each.

Award Certification Procedure

Each member of the group or student organization must complete at least 25 hours of service’ with the group's cumulative hours being at least 200 hours’ within the Recognized Service Period.

Recognized Service Period

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes ASU students, student organizations and groups that have achieved a certain specified number of hours served over a specified period of time. The award period for 2019-2020 is June 1, 2019 - April 5, 2020.

Earning the award

Earning the award

Interest Form:

Please fill out this form if you are interested in receiving this award as an individual: Individual Form

Please fill out this form if you are interested in receiving this award as a student organization or group: Group Form

Record of Hours Served

Students, student organizations and groups must submit a record of hours served in VolunteerMatch


  • All individuals wanting to begin the tracking process will need to create an account in VolunteerMatch
  • Individuals will be responsible for tracking all hours and events that fit the criteria for this award
  • All hours will need to be uploaded before the designated deadline

Student Organizations/Groups - Project Manager

  • All organizations and groups must attend Project Manager training before being able to track hours for your members
  • A member will need to be designated as the Project manager and will receive training on how to track hours and create volunteer opportunities for your members
  • Project Manager training information can be found under dates and deadlines

Service Activities

For the purpose of the President’s Volunteer Service Award the volunteer(s) must participate in at least one of the following areas of service: Education, Healthy Futures, Environmental Stewardship, Veterans & Military Families, Economic Opportunity, Disaster Services or Other.



Award PeriodJune 1, 2019 - April 5, 2020
Hours Completion DeadlineApril 5, 2020