About the PVSA
Who can become a certifying organization?
Certifying Organizations must fall into one of these categories: nonprofit; community or faith-based organization; business; school and college; national service program; civic, fraternal or service organization; membership or trade association; or federal, state or local government agency.
Certifying Organizations must:
> Adhere to the terms and conditions of the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the program agreement.
> Be legally established in the U.S., Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a U.S. territory.
> Certifying Organizations must either receive the benefit of the volunteer service or facilitate the service activities.
Requirements to maintain status for a certifying organization
Must be in compliance with all terms and conditions that govern the PVSA program.
Recertify with the program annually including confirming agreement with the PVSA terms and conditions.
Maintain current organizational information with the PVSA program.
Maintain up-to-date database of all recipients that received the PVSA award along with date of award and level (bronze, silver, gold) of service.
Must remain current with e-courses as required.