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The America's SUPER Pageant has now been approved as a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. We are proud to work in partnership with Point of Light and AmeriCorps to support volunteerism and civic engagement through this award. The efforts of our organization and volunteers inspire and provide hope to all of us, especially in times of greatest need. 
 
Every day, we hear amazing stories of people, in every part of the country and around the globe, finding ways to help one another. That is why it is so important to say “thank you” to you and the volunteers who serve alongside you. Thank you for stepping up and giving back to others! These acts of service keep our communities strong, connect individuals, and provide critical support to the health and vitality of so many people. 
 
If members of your organization are looking for volunteer opportunities they can do in the community or from their home, we encourage you to visit Points of Light's website or explore more ways to serve through AmeriCorps.  
 
Thank you again for all that you do. For our volunteers, spreading seatbelt safety and volunteering, please share your volunteer stories with us by using #PVSA on social media, especially now when we all need a little inspiration. You’ll be added to our newsletter list and receive future communications about Points of Light events, our annual conference, program opportunities and announcements, and cutting-edge research.

Volunteer Eligibility

  • United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States (i.e., green card holder)

  • Must be at least five years old

  • Completes eligible service within a 12-month period (for annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards) and over a lifetime (for Lifetime Achievement Awards)

 

Eligible Service:  Unpaid acts of volunteer service benefitting others

Service through National service programs that provide a stipend (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) may count towards the Lifetime Achievement Award, but not for the annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards). Travel stipends, transit/parking passes, membership passes, expense reimbursements, and other nominal volunteer support do not impact service eligibility

Eligible Service does not include:

  • Donating funds

  • Political lobbying (Non-partisan voter registration is an eligible activity)

  • Religious instruction

  • Conducting worship service

  • Proselytizing

  • Volunteer service performed as part of court-ordered community service

  • Serving only family members

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