Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida Inc.

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 President's Volunteer Service Award
An initiative of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation


Service usually springs from selflessness, but the President of the United States wants to recognize volunteers just the same. That's why the President's Volunteer Service Award was created. It is a national honor bestowed upon those who have sustained service to their communities. 
We are excited to show the world what our volunteers and organization are doing!
The willingness of our nation’s citizens to service others plays a large role in what makes this country so great. BHCFL is providing an opportunity for you to be recognized for your work in the community.

Purpose

of the PVSA
The purpose of the President’s Volunteer Service Award is two-fold: both to recognize those who have completed time-intensive service in their communities and to lift up those individuals and their service organizations to inspire more Americans to invest their time in making the country greater.

Volunteer Award Eligibility Criteria

 How do I Qualify? 
Volunteers that wish to participate in the PVSA program must meet the following criteria to earn the highest honors – Presidential recognition:


* Must be a United States citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.
* Must be 5 years of age or older at the time service hours are begun for participation in the PVSA program.
* Must be associated with a registered Certifying Organization in good standing.
* Awards are issued for volunteer service only.  Additional levels of participation with the organization, e.g., charitable support, are not a factor considered for the award.
* Individuals conducting service that receive stipends do not qualify. (AmeriCorps participants are allowed to apply the hours served during their stipend year towards the Lifetime Achievement Award following your active year)
* Court ordered community service does not apply to PVSA service hours.
* Must perform volunteer activities eligible for the award. Most voluntary service is eligible, with the following exceptions: political lobbying, religious instruction, conducting worship service, proselytizing, and serving only family members. Non-partisan voter registration is an eligible activity.
* Hours for each award level must be completed within a 12-month time period. (exception for awards based on Lifetime achievement)
* Must not be under a criminal indictment or have been convicted of a felony in any State or Federal court, unless the individual has completed the sentence and shown complete rehabilitation by an appropriate passage of time as determined by POL and CNCS, as well as by specific acts reflecting rehabilitation other that the acts constituting PVSA service hours. Any contemplated award based on this exception must first be approved by POL and CNCS working in concert.
* Failure to meet the criteria or to deceive a certifying organization with any of the requirements listed herein may result in revocation of the individual's award.

Our Award Year

BHCFL Award Year

BHCFL's Award year runs from June 1- May 31st.

Once you establish a volunteer account, you may submit your community service hours to us for review and track your own hours using our ROS Key(Record of Service).

Volunteer Opportunities