President’s Volunteer Service Award

PVSA Service usually springs from selflessness, but the president of the United States wants to recognize volunteers just the same. That’s why the Presidential Volunteer Service Award was created, a national honor offered in recognition of sustained service.

Recipients can receive an official lapel pin, personalized certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the president.

SkillsUSA Requirements and Submission Items for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)


Deadline: Applications must be received (not postmarked) by April 1.

Materials must be sent as one complete package and received (not postmarked) no later than April 1. No exceptions will be made.

Emailed or faxed entries will not be accepted. Do not send incomplete submissions.

To qualify to receive the PVSA from SkillsUSA in June 2015, candidates must have performed hours within a single consecutive 12-month period. Hours prior to January 1, 2014, do not apply unless you are submitting for the Lifetime Award.

1. Coversheet with:

your name
home address
total hours
chapter advisor’s name
school address
advisor’s email address

Note: For team awards include the total number of people on the team and a team name for the certificates. Team is defined as 2-50 people. Maximum number of people on a team is 50. (See below.)

If you are submitting hours as part of a team, you cannot apply for an individual award.

If you are submitting hours as an individual, you cannot be part of a team award.

2. Candidates must submit a documented record of volunteer activities and hours served. This record of service may be a diary, calendar or timesheet.

If your service involved over night stays, such as volunteering at a summer camp, only direct contact hours/hours on task may be counted. (Sleeping hours do not count.)

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).

3. 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.

4. Candidates must submit a letter of nomination from one of the following: the direct supervisor/agency representative working with the candidate, a school administrator, school SkillsUSA advisor or SkillsUSA state director.

5. Proof of SkillsUSA membership must be submitted. Proof of membership can be a copy of a membership roster, your membership card, a certificate or verification from your school SkillsUSA advisor or state director.

6. Candidates must meet the number of hours designated by the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. (See below.)

7. To qualify to receive the PVSA from SkillsUSA in June 2015, candidates must have performed hours within a single 12-month period. Hours prior to January 1, 2014, do not apply unless you are submitting for the Lifetime Award.

Once the documentation is received (not postmarked) by April 1, SkillsUSA will verify all records and confirm that the candidate has completed the number of service hours in good standing as required to earn a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Mail entries to:

Heidi Walsh
14001 SkillsUSA Way
Leesburg, VA 20176

Entries must be received by April 1.

For questions, call: 703-737-0615; or email:

More information about the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program is available at:

Service Hours Requirements

(any consecutive 12 months between Jan. 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015)

Young Adults (Ages 16 to 25)

100 to 174 hours (Bronze)
175 to 249 hours (Silver)
250 hours or more (Gold)
4,000 hours or more of volunteer service (over a lifetime)

Adults (26 and older)

100 to 249 hours (Bronze)
250 to 499 hours (Silver)
500 hours or more (Gold)
4,000 hours or more of volunteer service (over a lifetime)

Families and Groups (two to 50 people)*

200 to 499 hours (Bronze)
500 to 999 hours (Silver)
1000 hours or more (Gold)

* In families and groups, each member contributing to the total number of hours must have served 25 hours or more.

2014 Recipients

The following people have qualified to receive the President’s Service Award for 2014:

River Valley High School, Mohave Valley
Mike Jackson (Lifetime)
Cody Eggleston (Gold)
Julia Morgan (Gold)
Vania Ruiz (Gold)

Downey High School
William Arevalo (Bronze)
Eugenia Bernard (Bronze)
Rebecca Caballero (Gold)
Jazmin Camarena (Silver)
Gilbert Cazares (Silver)
Karina Cisneros (Gold)
Mellisa Curren (Gold)
Mia Delgado (Gold)
Raylynn Estrada (Gold)
Kasey Felix-Peoples (Gold)
Madison Flores (Gold)
Alejandro Garcia (Gold)
Tiffany Garcia (Gold)
Ericka Gomez (Silver)
Lisette Gomez (Silver)
Ivelisse Gonzalez (Gold)
Stephanie Gonzalez (Silver)
Leah Guillen (Silver)
Joseline Jaimes (Bronze)
Gustavo Lara (Gold)
William Lathrop (Gold)
Jasmine Maltes (Gold)
Arthur Mancilla (Bronze)
Alexandra Menendez (Gold)
Breanna Martinez (Bronze)
Steven Mera (Gold)
Sandra Mercado (Gold)
Adriana Sanchez (Silver)
Jasmine Nguyen (Bronze)
Kimberly Rodriguez (Silver)
Endia Thomas-Patterson (Gold)
Priscilla Romero (Silver)
Monica Rufino (Gold)
Wendy Sanchez (Gold)
Daisy Serrano (Gold)
Areli Soto (Gold)
Joshua Tafoya (Silver)
Evelyn Vazquez (Gold)
Pauline Villafan (Gold)
Nathalie Villanueva (Silver)
Cynthia Villegas (Gold)
Meagan White (Bronze)

Valley Charter High School, Modesto
Ryan Chase (Bronze)
Tina Collier (Lifetime)
Jeff Emens (Gold)
Rebekah Ferrante (Bronze)
Tommy Niemeyer (Bronze)
Annamarie Panganiban (Gold)
Emily Reynoso (Gold)
Erika Wright (Gold)

H.C. Wilcox Technical High School, Meriden
Samantha Zajac (Gold)

Norwich Technical High School
Antonio Vargas (Gold)

Cypress Bay High School, Weston
Gianna de Lannoy (Gold)

Manatee Technical Institute, Bradenton
Justice Alvarado (Bronze)
Eddy Villalpando (Gold)

Apalachee High School, Bethlehem
Zaria Carter (Gold)

Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School, Honolulu
Jordan Abanto (Bronze)
Karina Abella (Gold)
Lane Yokoyama (Gold)

James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center, Valley Lee
Amber Kathleen Major (Gold)

Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical High School, Tyngsboro
Luis Ruiz (Bronze)

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, New Bedford
Skyla Hudson (Silver)

McCann Technical School, North Adams
Brian Dougherty (Bronze)

Montachusett Regional Vocational High School, Fitchburg
Cassie Campbell (Gold)
Jordan Melendy (Gold)
Gissaury Rodriguez (Bronze)
Jessica Shattuck (Gold)
Taryne Swan (Gold)
Taniya Tucker (Silver)
Brittany Velez (Bronze)

Plymouth South High School
Patricia Backlund (Bronze)
Kaeleigh Ellis (Gold)
Aidan Mulligan (Silver)
Amber Rose (Gold)

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, Billerica
Katherine Elwell (Bronze)
Julia Ward (Bronze)

Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, South Easton
Taylor Mackie (Silver)

Upper Cape Regional Technical High School, Bourne
Joe Martin (Bronze)

Weymouth High School
Peter Newman (Bronze)

Century College, White Bear Lake
Allison Harder (Gold)

Saint Paul College
Stormi Kai Balise (Bronze)

Tartan High School, Oakdale
Kevin Emmons (Gold)
Courtney Merth (Bronze)

New Jersey
Bergen County Academies, Hackensack
Emily Elenio (Gold)

Sussex County Technical School, Sparta
Matthew Corsello (Gold)

New York
Southern Adirondack Education Center,
Hudson Falls
Joyce Wilcox (Gold)

Penta Career Center, Perrysburg
Ryan DeVincent (Gold)
Jared Earley (Gold)
Evan Deniston (Gold)
Jenna Fifer-Crockett (Gold)

Willoughby Eastlake Career Academy
Shawn Barresi (Gold)
Ryan Bregitzer (Gold)
Ryan Briggs (Gold)
Nick Carmigiano (Gold)
Matthew Chatman (Gold)
Ryan Fordyce (Gold)
Michael Govanello (Gold)
Ryan Hahn (Gold)
Kyle Hall (Gold
Michael Helt (Gold)
Michael Houser (Gold)
Jason Kimble (Gold)
James Klanduch (Gold)
Timothy Land Jr. (Gold)
Kyle Lemmo (Gold)
James Longo (Gold)
John Martin (Gold)
Kyle McCollister (Gold)
David Milde (Gold)
Brandon Ohara (Gold)
Alaina Riera (Gold)
Cody Shuba (Gold)
Zachary Weaver (Gold)
Treveon Williams (Gold)

Oregon State Officer Team
Juspin Bishop (Bronze)
Nicholas Branch (Bronze)
Erike McIntrye (Bronze)
Ceana Radilla (Bronze)

Bucks County Technical High School, Fairless Hills
Shane White (Gold)

Rhode Island
Cranston Area Career and Technical Center
Paul Biello (Bronze)
Nicole Bucci (Bronze)
Teresa Coppa (Bronze)
Robin D’Almeida (Bronze)
Benjamin Marcotte (Bronze)
Michaela Potter (Gold)
Edd Spidell (Bronze)
Lori Velino (Silver)
Steve Versacci (Bronze)

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton
Patricia Henderson (Gold)

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Newbern
Ronny Howard (Bronze)
Dakota McBride (Gold)
Federico Mendez (Bronze)
Virginia Ruble (Bronze)
Michael Townsend (Bronze)
Jennifer Valenzuela (Bronze)
Scarlett Wallace (Bronze)

Tennessee College of Applied Technology
Anita Ingle (Bronze)
Joyce Nelson (Silver)

A&M Consolidated High School, College Station
Sarah Ann Porter (Bronze)

Cleburne High School
Caitland Campbell (Silver)
Samantha Laboy Segarra (Bronze)

Team Awards

Manatee Technical Institute, Bradenton
Dental Assisting Team (Gold)
Network Support Services Team (Bronze)
Patient Care Technician Chapter (Gold)

Harris County High School, Hamilton
Harris County High School Team (Gold)

SkillsUSA Illinois State Officer Team (Bronze)

Plymouth South High School
Plymouth South High School Team (Gold)

Lynn Vocational Technical Institute
Lynn Vocational Technical Institute Team (Gold)

New Mexico
Hobbs High School
Hobbs High School SkillsUSA Chapter (Gold)

Rhode Island
Providence Career and Technical Academy
The Ladies in Pink (Bronze)

Penta Career Center, Perrysburg
Public Safety Senior Class (Gold)

Buckeye Hills Career Center, Rio Grande
Buckeye Hills Career Center (Gold)

Vanguard Career and Technology Center, Fremont
Criminal Justice Program (Gold)
Medical Career Program (Gold)

SkillsUSA Tennessee Postsecondary
Executive Council (Gold)

Tennessee College of Applied Technology
Newbern Drafting Class (Silver)
McMinnville Medical Assisting Program (Gold)
Knoxville Medical Assistant Class (Gold)

Veterans Memorial High School, Brownsville
Veterans Memorial High School (Gold)

Simon Rivera High School, Brownsville
Elsa Vasquez, Lucero Vasquez (Bronze)

Burton Center for Arts and Technology, Salem
Criminal Justice Team (Gold)

Chantilly Governor’s STEM Academy
Chantilly Governor’s STEM Academy – Cosmetology (Gold)

SkillsUSA National Officer Team 2014 (Gold)