Our nation’s strength comes from our people. America has always been at its best when citizens together joined in common purpose. We help focus this energy on local challenges to make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes those individuals for making a difference.
So began Webb Upper School Service Learning Coordinator Hemal Tailor’s presentation during a May Upper School Chapel when she recognized the latest recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is given annually in recognition of sustained volunteer service. It celebrates the importance of volunteers to America’s strength and national identity, and honors the deeply invested volunteers whose service is multiplied through the inspiration they give others. The PVSA is presented to individuals, families and groups that have achieved a substantial amount of volunteer hours served over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.
The awards are offered in multiple levels, including bronze, silver, gold, and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service.