Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program

The Award Program

PVSA.jpgThe President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is a national volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service, offering presidential gratitude and national recognition. PVSA recognizes, celebrates and inspires volunteerism, service and citizenship in the community.

It has been a long standing effort of the City of Pleasant Hill to encourage individuals to embrace a spirit of volunteerism. The embodiment of this effort takes hold during our annual city-wide community service day where hundreds of volunteers join together for a day of service.

Recognizing that our youth make significant contributions to our city, our schools, and our community on this day and in many other ways, The City of Pleasant Hill, through its Education Commission, is pleased to bring this prestigious award opportunity to our youth grades K-12.

Who can participate? Any student attending a school in Pleasant Hill or who lives in Pleasant Hill, in addition to students attending all schools in the College Park High School feeder pattern (which includes Hidden Valley Elementary), can participate in the PVSA program.

Why participate? Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action. The award can be a strong addition to your resume and/or college application.

How to Participate

To get started, here is what you need to do:
  • Register on the PVSA website
  • Create your profile (and be sure to save your login information. Do not create multiple profiles).
  • Join the City of Pleasant Hill team using this Record of Service Key: RNH-46691
  • Track and submit your hours under the 'My Service' tab
The City of Pleasant Hill will award those who have the completed the required number of hours of service, given your age, during the 12-month time period of September 1st through August 31st. Awards are presented in late fall at City Council meeting.

Questions? Please contact our Education Commissioner PVSA Coordinators, Joann Jacobs or Kelly St. Germain