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Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Students may earn one of two Volunteer Service Awards:
  • Moraga School District Service Award - Students are recognized by the Moraga School District for volunteer service starting at 15 hours for students in 5th grade and under and starting at 35 hours for students 6th -8th grade.
  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award - This is a highly coveted national award that recognizes outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. Recognition starts at multiple levels.
Hours by Award
Kids (K-5th Grade)
26 – 49
50 – 74
75 +
Teens (6-8th Grade)
50 – 74
75 – 99
100 +
Young Adults (High School/College)
100 – 174
175 – 249
250 +
Adults (26 and older)
100 – 249
250 – 499
Families and Groups*
200 – 499
500 – 999
President’s Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime
* Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total
Volunteer Service Ideas
  • Elementary School PTA Festivals, Moraga Pear Festival (More Coming Soon!)
Award Applications
To earn an award, students need to submit an application package that includes one Summary Page plus a Verification Form for each service activity. Start using the forms now to collect signatures for completed work. Be sure to keep a daily log of your service hours to allow the verifying supervisor to sign off on your hours.
Service Award Applications are due in the District Office (1540 School Street) on or before April 12, 2024. Students will be recognized in May/June 2024. 
The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. We encourage you to take a look around, be inspired and take positive action that changes the world.
the presidential volunteer service award
Now, more than ever, our country relies on volunteers investing their time and talent to resolve the most pressing issues of our times, and Americans of all ages are responding to this call to service.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes, celebrates and holds up as role models Americans making a positive impact as engaged and deeply committed volunteers. The Award enables community organizations–as Certifying and Leadership Organizations–to amplify their gratitude by joining with the President of the United States to thank their most dedicated volunteers.
In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation launched the President's Volunteer Service Award in 2003 to recognize the importance of volunteers to America's strength and national identity, and furthermore, to honor the deeply invested volunteers whose service is multiplied through the inspiration they give others.
Today, the program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, managed in partnership with Points of Light, an international nonprofit with the mission to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to take action to change the world.