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Presidential Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA)

The Presidential Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.

Presidential recognition is a tremendous honor and sets you apart from your peers. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.


Gold Level PVSA

Kids (5-10): 75+ hours
Teens (11-15): 100+ hours

Young Adults (16-25): 250+ hours

Adults (>26): 500+ hours



Silver Level PVSA

Kids (5-10): 50 to 74 hours
Teens (11-15): 75 to 99 hours

Young Adults (16-25): 175 to 249 hours

Adults (>26): 250 to 499 hours



Bronze Level PVSA

Kids (5-10): 26 to 49 hours
Teens (11-15): 50 to 74 hours

Young Adults (16-25): 100 to 174 hours

Adults (>26): 100 to 249 hours


*All volunteer hours should be submitted to Council and counted between May 1 and April 30. Don't forget to include all hours from your higher award Take Action project. Hours may not be replicated for any other organization.

Submission Deadline: April 30

Submissions will begin being accepted as early as April 15

Don’t wait to start making a difference, submit your form today! For more information, contact or 210-349-2404.

Teen Service Opportunities

Teen Service Opportunities
There are three levels and five categories of this award varying by age and hours of service completed within a 12-month period (May 1-April 30):

  • Kids (14 and under): Bronze 50-74 hours; Silver 74-99 hours; and Gold 100+ hours
  • Young Adults (15-25): Bronze 100-174 hours; Silver 175-249 hours; and Gold 250+ hours

These hours must be completed within a 12-month time period - for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, this period is from May 1-April 30. All pins will be made available. The community service can be with Girl Scouts, church, school, or any other community service projects that you are involved in. Please note that no hours may be duplicated for any other organization or award excepting Girl Scout Higher Awards.

You must keep a log of all the hours you have volunteered, the person in charge needs to sign that you have completed these hours, and indicate where you have been volunteering. You may type or handwrite your hours. If you handwrite, it must be in pen and legible. Your logged hours need to be turned in no later than April 30. Volunteers make communities a brighter place to be! 

Please remember to put your first and last name, age, address, e-mail, phone number, community, troop/group number, age level category, and your total number of hours.

Due to a price increase, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas will ONLY purchase Presidential Service Award pins for Gold Award level recipients.

All award levels will receive an award certificate. Silver and Bronze level recipients wishing to receive an award pin do have the option to purchase the award for $6.50/each plus shipping.

To order your pin, submit the order form along with your PVSA hour log sheet. Once hours are verified you will receive an invoice with payment instructions.