Volunteer Service Awards

Each year, Boston Cares recognizes outstanding volunteers who have achieved over 100 hours of service over a 12-month time period with a Volunteer Service Award. Our reporting time period runs from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016.




The Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Criteria:

The PVSA is issued through the Federal Government and has specific requirements. Boston Cares asks that all volunteers read below and confirm you are eligible for the PVSA.

 
  • Recipient(s) must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.
  • Awards are issued for service hours* served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.
  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only; additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e., charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award.
  • Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.
  • Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.
  • Service must be with an approved Certifying Organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the U.S. territories.
*self-reported hours are included.‚Äč



Boston Cares Service Champions Award Criteria
 
  • Awards are issued for service hours* served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.
  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only; additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e., charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award.
  • Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.
  • Service must be with an Organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the U.S. territories.
*self-reported hours are included.


Any questions about eligibility or receiving this award should be directed towards Allegra Marra at amarra@bostoncares.org or 617-422-0910 ext. 206.