Historic St. Luke’s is excited to announce that we are now certified as an organization participating in the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program. What is the President’s Volunteer Service Award? Like the name suggests, it is an award: a way for organizations to recognize and reward their volunteers for their voluntarism. The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is “an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light.” The PVSA program was created with the intention of encouraging U.S. Citizens and permanent residents to regularly give back to their communities via volunteer hours.
There are 4 main levels to the award: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The hours required to achieve these awards varies based on the volunteer’s age and follows a yearly schedule. For example, Adults (26 and older) must complete between 100 and 249 hours for Bronze, 250 to 499 hours for Silver, and 500 or more hours to achieve Gold. For those who have been dedicated to voluntarism over their lifetime, there is the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which requires the completion of 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime. This is perhaps the most prestigious of the awards with the current U.S. President’s signature on the certificate.
What are the requirements for participation in this program? You must be a U.S. Citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the U.S. to participate in this program. That is all! If you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, please consider dedicating some of your time to Historic St. Luke’s and get involved in our President’s Volunteer Service Award Program.
For more information, call our Welcome Center and Gift Shop at 757-357-3367. The staff at Historic St. Luke’s looks forward to meeting you!