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PRESident's volunteer service award

The most respected of volunteer award programs, the PVSA encourages through presidential recognition United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States to live a life of service.

KARMANT Learning is proud to be an official, registered certifying organization approved to review, verify and distribute one of the country's highest honors - presidential recognition of service.


Each volunteer who completes certain amount of hours throughout the calendar year in order to qualify. As a certifying organization, KARMANT Learning is able to verify and distribute awards for service. Please note, our PVSA service year runs from September 15th to September 14th each year. Please email for more information.


Award Eligibility

Any individual, family, or group can receive presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:

  • Kids: Age 5-10

  • Teens: Age 11-15

  • Young Adults: Age 16-25

  • Adults: Ages 26 +


Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria: Bronze Level

Kids: 26 - 49 hours

Teens: 50 - 74 hours

Young Adults: 100 - 174 hours

Adults: 100 - 249 hours

Family & Groups: 200 - 499 hours


Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria: Silver Level

Kids: 50 - 74 hours

Teens: 75 - 99 hours

Young Adults: 175 - 249 hours

Adults: 250 - 499 hours

Family & Groups: 500 - 999 hours


Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria: Gold Level

Kids: 75+ hours

Teens: 100 + hours 

Young Adults: 250 + hours

Adults: 500 + hours

Family & Groups: 1,000 + hours

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