The Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA ) is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light. With a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, PVSA celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.
Presidential recognition sets the volunteer/service learner apart from peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though servant leaders may not seek recognition, their example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.
Casady is a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. Students are eligible to earn awards based upon service hours and age. Casady awards medallions to qualifying students in the fifth through twelfth grades. The service year begins April 1 and ends March 31 annually. Middle Division participants must submit hours via the Middle Division Service Time Log, which is due to Ms. Cherylynn O’Melia, Service Learning Director, by April 1. Upper Division students digitally track hours through the MobileServe app. Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, Upper Division recipients receive a medallion and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States. Middle Division students earn a medallion. Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours; requirements vary based upon age. The awards are offered in multiple levels: bronze, silver, and gold.