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Hope Advocates is an approved official certifying organization for the Prersident's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).  The PVSA is the premier awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and recognition.

Hope Advocates is one of only a handful of nonprofit organizations in the state of Texas with this distinction.

The ability to bestow Presidential recognition to volunteers is a tremendous honor.  Recognizing the great work of our volunteers can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.

While the service award looks great on resumes of high school students applying to colleges or adults applying for jobs, anyone age 5 or older can participate.  Take advantage of this opportunity to serve the community.


The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12 - month time period or cumulative hours over a lifetime.



Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated on cumulative hours.

The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievment.  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.



Recipients 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 are not a factor considered for the award.

Court - ordered community service does not qualify for the award.

Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations.

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