President’s Volunteer Service Award

President Volunteer Service Award Logo

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 2020 is January 1, 2020 - December 31, 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 Requirements
Bronze Level
Bronze Level
Young Adults (15-25): 100-174 hours
Adults (26+): 100-249 hours
Silver Level
Silver Level
Young Adults (15-25): 175-249 hours
Adults (26+): 250-499 hours
Gold Level
Gold Level
Young Adults (15-25): 250+ hours
Adults (26+): 500+ hours

Recognized Service Period

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes ASU students that have achieved a certain specified number of hours served over a specified period of time. The award period for 2020 is January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.

Earning the award

Earning the award

Interest Form:

Please fill out this form to express your interest in receiving this award: Interest Form

Record of Hours Served

Students 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

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 PeriodJanuary 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Hours Completion DeadlineFebruary 28, 2021