PVSA Program

PRESIDENTIAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD (PVSA)

Live in Michigan (LiM) is an official certified organization for the Corporation for National and Community Service to award it’s volunteers and general community one of the highest volunteer honors – presidential recognition. The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States who have contributed or made a positive impact to local communities in State of Michigan.

Award Criteria:

  • Recipients must be United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States
  • Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime.
  • 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.

 

Bronze Level:

  • Young Adults (Ages 15-25): 100 to 174 service hours
  • Adults (26+): 100 to 249 hours

 

Silver Level:

  • Young Adults (Ages 15-25): 175 to 249 hours
  • Adults (26+): 250 to 499 hours

 

Gold Level:

  • Young Adults (Ages 15-25): 250 hours or more
  • Adults (26+): 500 hours or more

 

Lifetime Level:

NOTE: As of February 18, 2019, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be temporarily suspended, as per PresidentialServiceAwards.gov. If and when this award becomes available, students will be notified.

Every year, the Office of Live in Michigan (LiM) will confirm the eligibility of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for all volunteers which have served and reported hours through our Time Tracking System. Volunteer meeting this requirement will be contacted by our office via their liveinmichigan.org e-mail accounts to inform of award eligibility and details. The default 12-month period is from January 1 to December 31, in the same calendar year