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President’s Volunteer Service Award 

seal of President’s Volunteer Service Award

The Wolfington Center at Cabrini University is a certifying organization of the President’s Volunteer Service Award- an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and administered by Points of Light.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) program is a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Recognizing volunteers encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. This prestigious recognition of student service is another way Cabrini University advances a culture of civic engagement. This is a great way to certify and further recognize the community work you may already be doing through your club, at home, on your athletic team, or through your classes.

How Does it Work?

  • Volunteer with a community organization. The only service requirements for this award is that the volunteer is not paid for the service and that the service efforts are not court ordered.
  • Register at http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/volunteer
  • Add your Record of Service (ROS) Key PTW-16158 to share your hours to the Wolfington Center (located in 'My Profile')
  • Click on 'My Service' to track your hours throughout the year (you may count any hours completed between April 15 of last year and April 14 of this year)
  • You must download the verification form (LINK) and submit it to the Wolfington Center by dropping it off or emailing it to Wolfington@cabrini.edu
  • Once your record of service is verified and approved, you are recognized with the appropriate award

Awardees receive Presidential recognition with a personalized letter from the President of the United States, as well as an official certificate, and a medallion that can be worn at graduation.

Number of Required Hours for the Award

Young Adults (16 - 25)            

  • Bronze: 100 - 174
  • Silver: 175 - 249  
  • Gold: 250 +

Adults (26 and older)

  • Bronze 100 - 249
  • Silver: 250 - 499
  • Gold: 500+

Display of the certificate with volunteer's name, letters from President Obama and the CNCS and POL, and a PVSA pin, medallion, and coin

For more information, contact the Wolfington Center at wolfington@cabrini.edu.

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