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Helping others in their time of need is an excellent way to connect with your community. Volunteering impacts everyone involved and is a rewarding endeavor. Volunteering can help you make friends, learn new skills, advance your career, and even feel happier and healthier. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities please click the bottom below to reach our volunteer information center. 

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President’s Volunteer Service Award

Filter Addict Inc is proud to announce that we are an official certifying 

organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. We are honored to provide our 

Volunteers the privilege of earning this award by submitting their volunteer hours to us. 

What is the President’s Volunteer Award (PVSA)? ​

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) was founded in 2003 to recognize the importance of volunteerism across America. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities and inspires those around them to take action; too. The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our communities. This prestigious award is given to incredible leaders who go above and beyond to make our communities a better place through volunteerism. 

How It Works 


  • Individuals that meet the criteria 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 only 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.


Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime. 

Note that For All Ages will only approve or request awards for individuals whose volunteer hours with our organization equal at least 50% of the total hours.
See the PVSA website for details on volunteer hours needed by age and award.

How to Apply

Candidates must document their volunteer activities and email us a completed application package on or before September 1st, 2022. Applications will be approved on a rolling basis. 

Hours are measured from September 1st, 2022 to September 1st, 2023.

  • A letter from every agency, organization, school, church, etc., (on their letterhead) where you volunteered must accompany your time sheet and be signed by an agency representative verifying your hours. Verifying letters must be on the organization’s letterhead.
  • If your service involved overnight stays, such as volunteering at a summer camp, only direct contact hours/hours on task may be counted. (Sleeping and driving hours do not count.)
  • Your time log must reflect each day you volunteered, and the hours served on those days. (Range of dates with total hours are not acceptable. For example: March 1-17,  2019, 30 hours or June 2019-March 2020, 200 hours.)
  • Hours served fulfilling your responsibilities as a local, state or national officer do not count for the PVSA (volunteer activities performed while an officer are acceptable).
  • Candidates must also submit a letter of nomination from one of the following: the direct supervisor/agency representative working with the candidate, a school administrator, or a For All Ages leader. Candidates must meet the number of hours designated by the President’s Volunteer Service Award to reach the bronze, silver or gold levels of service.
  • PVSA Application Checklist
  • Please review the checklist below prior to submitting your application. Any items not included in your application package will disqualify your ability to achieve the award.
  • Application: Completed online, with all supporting documentation (coming soon!)
  • Volunteer Service Hours Timesheet(s) – scanned and emailed with your application
  • Letter(s) of Nomination – if you have these in hard copy, please scan as a PDF and email with your application
  • Verifying letters from each organization where you served, on the organization’s letterhead - if you have these in hard copy, please scan as a PDF and upload with your application

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