President’s Volunteer Service Award

Yale Club of Nevada’s PVSA Program

The Yale Club of Nevada will award PVSA to high school students in grades 9-12 who live in Nevada and are members of the Yale Club of Nevada community. If the student is related to a Yale alumni, we will verify hours for the program.

In order to apply for the award, you must complete the requirements of the PVSA and submit verifiable information through your high school if your high school is not an Official Certifying Organization. Volunteer work must be completed through an organization where we can verify the hours of your volunteer work. 

We will send the awards annually before the summer for the previous year’s volunteer work. Submissions are due by Jan 31 of each year.

Email cynthiamun at me dot com with the SUBJECT that states “Yale NV PSVA” year and your name in ONE PDF file with the following items included in the file:

  1. Name, email, phone, address, and proof of birthday for volunteer.
  2. Parent name, email, phone address
  3. List of hours and organizations where you volunteered for the 12 month period (calendar year).
  4. Letter from each organization verifying your number of hours worked and what it was that you did as a volunteer
  5. Organization contact names, emails, phone number, and address of the locations where you volunteered.

Volunteer Eligibility

  • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e., green card holder)
  • Must be a Nevada high school student in the grades 9, 10, 11, 12 
  • Completes eligible service within a 12-month period (for annual Bronze 100-174 hours, Silver 175-249 hours, Gold Awards 250+, Lifetime 4,000 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


President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

The Yale Club of Nevada is an Official Certifying Organization for the PVSA. Certifying Organization is an organization that has been granted authority through an application and review process to give out the PVSA to volunteers. Certifying Organizations verify and certify that a volunteer has met the requirements to receive a PVSA within a 12 month period specified by the Certifying Organization. Only Certifying Organizations can certify volunteers’ eligibility for the PVSA and order awards.

About PVSA

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation.

Led by the AmeriCorps and managed in partnership with Points of Light, this program allows Certifying Organizations to recognize their most exceptional volunteers.