President’s Volunteer Service Award & Prudential Spirit of Community Award


The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes  individuals, families and groups that have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period, or, for the Lifetime Award, more than 4,000 cumulative service hours over a lifetime.
All PVSA service hours must be verified by a Certifying Organization. Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is a certifying organization for the PVSA and can certify hours for the entire family.
To designate GSCCC as your Certifying Organization and to record your hours, visit the PVSA website and:
Our program year is October 1 to September 30.  Deadline to enter hours for the 2017/18 membership year is October 31. All earned awards will be ordered beginning of November for previous program year.
To learn more about the PVSA, visit:


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 
To be eligible, you must:
  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 6
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization
  • Local Honoreesreceive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organization.
  • Distinguished Finalists receive an engraved bronze medallion, and other state-level runners-up receive Certificates of Excellence.
  • State Honoreesreceive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.
  • National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.
Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast is an official designated organization. For more information and to apply, visit:
Application deadline: November 6, 2018
Thank you for volunteering!


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