President’s Volunteer Service Awards
America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now, more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to help others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a nation. 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 to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Awards Program (PVSA) as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The PVSA recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period – or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.
The PVSA program is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS.) HandsOn NWNC is proud to partner with CNCS as a Certifying Organization by certifying that volunteers meet all of the criteria to be awarded the PVSA. Recipients of this national award are celebrated at the Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards Breakfast, held each spring.
For more information, contact the Community Engagement Coordinator.