*Note: The age category is determined by the age the person was for at least 7 months within the 12-month calendar year. For example, if the person was 16 for 7 months within the year of award application, that person would qualify within the 16-25 age group.  

For more detailed information, please visit the PVSA website and  PVSA Learning Center for the award level and age category. 

The general volunteer eligibility to apply PVSA are listed below:

United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e., green card holder);

Completes eligible service within a 12-month period for annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

Awards are issued for volunteer service only. Additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e. charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award. 

Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award. 

Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations. 

Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories 

Volunteer eligibility to apply PVSA through GLIFY: 

Must be in the 6th grade or above for the year of service award.

Must have volunteered for three or more GLIFY-organized events*. 

(*Note: GLIFY-organized events include, but are not limited to Alameda County Fair, Christmas Shoebox Packing, Crayon Sorting, Fertile Groundwork, Food Bank, Kids Against Hunger, Family Help Center, Living Arroyos, White Pony Express, Family Giving Tree, Adopt a Senior for Christmas, Reutlinger Music Performance, etc.)

Teens (11-15 years old) must have 50 or more volunteer hours, with 20+ hours from GLIFY organized events.

Young Adults (16-25) must have 100 or more volunteer hours, with 40+ hours from GLIFY organized events.

The 12-month period is Sept 1st  to August 31st. 

Volunteer Forms

1. Member Volunteer Services (GLIFY events)

Andrew Li, Andy Qin, Angela Xu, Arnav Godavarthi, Ashlinn MacKenzie, Audrey Phan, Audrey Xi, Brian Zhang, Cayden MacKenzie, Cindy Li, Elaine Peng, Emma Chen, Eric Xiao, Ethan Lin, Ethan Tong, Francesca Lin, Hayden Lee, Jade Iry, James Wang, Jason Hu, Jayden Zhou, Jenida Yang, Jennifer Li, Jessica Jiaxin Yu, Joshua Wu, Kacie Hu, Kevin Chan, Luana Hua, Madeline Zhang, Michael X Zhang, Nadia Fan, Naomi Koski, Patrick Zhang, Qianru Lin, Ryan Fu, Ryan Xu, Samantha Seiter, Siqi Li, Sofiia Demianets, Sophia Henningsen, Victoria Xu, Wesley Yim, William Zeng, Xinyi Shi, Yat Yin Lam, Yichen Lei, Yifan(Frank) Shi, Yizhou Wang, Zhengjun (TianTian) Yang

President's Volunteer Service Award Q&A

*Disclaimer: GLIFY does not hold any responsibility if PVSA requirements or age definitions are changed. Please check the PVSA website for the most updated information.Type your paragraph here.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

The type of award received is based upon the number of completed service hours, listed below: 

Aiden Li, Alicia Wang, Andrew Ji, Ivy Chen, Lawrence Zhang, Preston L. Xie, Shaun Gao, Sophia Zhang, Tim Fan, Timothy Gao

2. Single volunteer service event form (outside GLIFY)

​​PVSA Silver Award:

​​PVSA Gold Award:

Congratulations to all the award winners! Your volunteering efforts have contributed to the community and exemplified the spirit of giving.

Alexander Xu, Blanche Li, Bradley Zhong, Brandon Gao, Brycen Liu, Chak (Jeremy) Li, Daniel Wu, Daniel Y. Lu, Hana Cheung, Jinting Chen, Karissa Wing Yan Ng, Keyi Qiu, Tianrui Peng, Yingkai Shao

2023 GLIFY President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners   

3. President's volunteer service award summary form

President's Volunteer Service Award

​​PVSA Bronze Award: