Awards

Awards

PRESIDENTS VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS

 

Chetana Foundation Supports Youth Leadership

Chetana Foundation is a Certifying Organization (CO) for administering PVSA to volunteers.
  • Actively engaging and empowering 200+ youth to lead volunteering and philanthropic activities across the USA
  • Volunteering for Education, Health, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Opportunity, Civic & Community, Animal Support, Faith based Service, Arts & Culture
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    The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is a national honor recognizing sustained service. Chetana Foundation is an official certifying organization for this program, now in its seventh year. Recipients can receive an official lapel pin, personalized certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the PRESIDENT OF USA. Gold, silver and bronze awards are based on the number of documented volunteer hours served over 12 consecutive months.

    Winners receive


    Medal or pin, Certificate and a letter from the PRESIDENT OF USA

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    PRESIDENTS VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD RULES

    Chetana Foundation Supports Youth Leadership

    Chetana Foundation is a Certifying Organization (CO) for administering PVSA to volunteers.

    Volunteering for Education, Health, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Opportunity, Civic & Community and Arts & Culture

    The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is a national honor recognizing sustained service. Chetana Foundation is an official certifying organization for this program. Recipients can receive an official lapel pin, personalized certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the president. Gold, silver and bronze awards are based on the number of documented volunteer hours served over 12 consecutive months.

    As a Certifying Organization, we will identify eligible recipients, verify their service hours, and distribute the AWARD to outstanding volunteers. We invite you to apply for this AWARD, If you meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the table below, by contacting chetanapdx@gmail.com.

    Given your ongoing service activities, many of you may already meet the requirements to receive the AWARD. To qualify, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to Chetana Foundation, and we verify the service and distribute the AWARD.

    For those volunteers who haven’t accumulated enough hours of service to be eligible for the AWARD, we encourage you to contact us at chetanapdx@gmail.com to sign up for additional volunteer projects available through our organization.We have ongoing service projects as well as one-time community projects like OFB, Sack lunch packing, Homeless Cooking, Adopt A road, Food Drive, Fundraisers, Mothers day even, Fathers day event  and Winter Cloth Drive. You can participate in these service projects by yourself, with family members, neighbors, or colleagues from work.

    To be eligible to receive the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, Applicants service hours must be confirmed by a registered Certifying Organization.

    Volunteer Eligibility

    • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e., green card holder)
    • Must be at least five years old
    • Completes eligible service within a 12-month period (for annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards) and over a lifetime (for Lifetime Achievement Awards)

    Eligible Service:

    • Unpaid acts of volunteer service benefitting others
      1. Service through National service programs that provide a stipend (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) may count towards the Lifetime Achievement Award*, but not for the annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards)
      2. Travel stipends, transit/parking passes, membership passes, expense reimbursements, and other nominal volunteer support do not impact service eligibility

    Eligible Service does not include:

    • Donating funds
    • Political lobbying (Non-partisan voter registration is an eligible activity)
    • Religious instruction
    • Conducting worship service
    • Proselytizing
    • Volunteer service performed as part of court-ordered community service
    • Serving only family members
     
    PRESIDENT’S CALL TO SERVICE AWARD: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more volunteer service hours over the course of their lifetime are eligible to receive the PRESIDENT’S CALL TO SERVICE AWARD.
     
    There are four levels of the AWARD varying by hours of service completed within a 12-month period of 9/1 to 8/31 every year.Volunteer hours have to be submitted by the end of the year ( Sep 30th). Please get your hours certified by the local Chetana Foundation branch director before submission.
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    Winners receive


    Medal or pin, Certificate and a letter from the PRESIDENT OF USA