EVHS PTSA has been certified to grant Presidential Service Awards for eligible volunteer service by EVHS students, where eligible volunteer service is defined as “unpaid acts of service benefiting others.”

Awards are granted for eligible service within a 12-month period from August 1 – July 31. Per the Presidential Service Award program guidelines, volunteers must be U.S citizens or lawfully admitted permanent U.S residents.

Eligible volunteer service does not include:

  • Hours as part of student/school club activities
  • 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
  • Unpaid internships

Examples of best practices for student volunteers when submitting volunteer certificates are here.

Award Criteria

In addition to fulfilling the award criteria provided by the Presidential Service Award organization (please see below), EVHS PTSA requires the following:

  • Student must be a PTSA member for the 12-month service period
  • Student must have at least 10 volunteer hours benefiting the school (PTSA events/activities and/or Learning Lounge tutors).
    Note: Given the Covid situation during the school year, we will waive the 10 hour PTSA Volunteering requirement for August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021 award period. 

Following is the award criteria from the Presidential Service Award organization:

Age Group

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Teens (11–15)

50–74 hours

75–99 hours

100+ hours

Young Adults (16–25)

100–174 hours

175–249 hours

250+ hours

Age category is determined by the age a volunteer is for at least 7 months out of a designated 12-month award period.

Award Submissions

PTSA is current accepting award requests for service hours from August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021. Please send submissions to psa.evhs@gmail.com by September 11, 2021. Submission email must include:

  • Letter or signed volunteer roster from each volunteer organization documenting: 1) student name; 2) volunteer dates (must be within the date range specified above); 3) number of volunteer hours for volunteer dates within allowed date range.
  • Student’s birth date

Given the EVHS PTSA budget is limited, we also request an optional donation of $25 to cover the cost of the award (certificate and medallion) and shipping. Donations can be made here.

 

Questions? Please email psa.evhs@gmail.com. Additional information about the award is available at: https://www.presidentialserviceawards.org