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President's Volunteer
Service Award (PVSA)

IGNITE Pathways is proud to offer the President's Volunteer Service Award program to recognize and honor volunteers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to serving their community.

Who is eligible?

All IGNITE Pathways mentors and volunteers who have or will have documented volunteer service hours between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024, are eligible to participate.


How many hours do I need to volunteer?

The PVSA has three award levels, each with a different hourly requirement depending on age group:​​​​​​

Hours by Award
Kids (5-10)
26 - 49
50 - 74
75 +
Teens (11-15)
50 - 74
75 - 99
100 +
Young Adults (16-25)
100 - 174
175 - 249
250 +
Adults (26 and older)
100 - 249
250 - 499
500 +


  • A personalized certificate of achievement

  • A congratulatory letter from the President


  • A personalized certificate of achievement

  • A congratulatory letter from the President

  • A choice of pin, coin or medallion


More about the Awards

Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award Packages will be available through IGNITE Pathways in conjunction with the PVSA. The award package includes a certificate and an achievement pin (or coin or medallion) 


What types of volunteer service qualify?

A wide variety of volunteer activities are eligible for the PVSA, including:

  • Working with local non-profit organizations

  • Assisting at community outreach events

  • Tutoring or mentoring younger students

  • Volunteering at hospitals or nursing homes

  • Cleaning up local parks or beaches

  • Participating in food drives or clothing collections

  • Helping to raise awareness for important causes

Activities that DO NOT qualify for the PVSA include:

  • Fundraising for personal benefit (e.g., sports teams, clubs, and youth groups)

  • Serving only family members

  • Court-ordered community service

  • Religious instruction

  • Political lobbying (except for non-partisan voter registration)


Tracking your hours:

To help you track your volunteer hours, an IGNITE Pathways PVSA Service Hours Tracker Template on Google Sheets is available.

  1. Download a copy of the template.

  2. Continually update it with your activities and hours.

  3. When you're ready to submit your application, print the PVSA Hour Verification form (for your records), create a PDF, and submit the PDF to the PVSA Hour Verification/Application Form.

Application deadline:

All PVSA Applications and Volunteer hours must be submitted by July 15, 2024.
No late submissions will be accepted.

Remember, every hour you volunteer counts!

Academic Honesty

Integrity is essential. If you are caught misrepresenting your hours (random checks will be conducted), you will be disqualified from applying (this year and in the future).

Have questions? Need more information?


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