The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes incredible individuals who are committed to a high level of volunteer and service. These individuals work tirelessly to help solve some of the toughest challenges facing their communities, and our nation.

The Shia Muslim Counci is proud to be a Certifiying Oraganization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Volunteers will be recognized for service to their local community at Bronze, Silver and Gold level based on annual service. The official President’s Volunteer Service Award includes at medallion, a personalized certificate of achievement and letter signed by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and recognition by the Shia Muslim Council.

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 by completing the volunteer log and submit it to fatim.bata@shiamuslimcouncil.org. First download it as Excel document from here
Age GroupBronzeSilverGoldLifetime Achievement Award
Kids (5–10 years old)26–49 hours50–74 hours75+ hours4,000+ hours
Teens (11–15)50–74 hours75–99 hours100+ hours4,000+ hours
Young Adults (16–25)100–174 hours175–249 hours250+ hours4,000+ hours
Adults (26+)100–249 hours250–499 hours500+ hours4,000+ hours

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