President’s Volunteer Service Award

The Korean American Center is proud to be an official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)This nationally recognized award celebrates the impact that individuals can make in bettering our communities and our world. As a Certifying Organization, the Korean American Center will review, verify and deliver one of this nation’s highest honors.  

The President’s Volunteer Service Award was created through executive order by President George W. Bush in 2003 to recognize the important role volunteers play in building a strong America and to encourage a culture of volunteer service and civic participation. The program continued to grow under President Barack Obama.

We only certify for students in our Korean American Young Leaders (KAYL) program. Students can volunteer for  a wide range of other project and services outside of KAYL, but they must be in our KAYL program and have performed.  

In the spirit of being student led, CALLS FROM PARENTS WILL NOT ACCEPTED.

We encourage all volunteers to create an account and begin tracking your service hours.

  1. Log your hours by creating a profile on the President’s Volunteer Service Award website
  2. Identify Korean American Center as your institution by adding ROS (Record of Service) Key: OTH-6873 to your profile.
  3. Keep track of your hours by downloading this Log form
  4. ONLY hours entire in the PVSA website will be certified.
  5. We certify all hours only twice per year – once on July 31st and the other on December 31st.

Once your forms and logs are completed, the Korean American Center will certify your hours and order your award.  Additionally, the President’s Volunteer Service Award recipients will be recognized during our annual gala ceremony.


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.

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Your recognition inspires others to take positive action to change the world!

Learn more at

Adult Volunteer Opportunities: Here

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: All youth volunteer opportunities will be through our KAYL program. Please sign up at KAYL (Korean American Young Leaders).

Posted on: March 2, 2017