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To qualify for this award through NVC, you must have:

Completed 100 or more hours of service to the community within a calendar year (Jan-Dec). You must also be a currently enrolled NVC student or a current NVC staff/faculty member at the time of application. Service can be submitted for current year as well as one year prior.

 

Award Criteria

Any NVC student, staff, or faculty that meets the program’s criteria can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours served over a 12-month period (Jan - Dec) or over the course of a lifetime. Criteria for recognition are:

  • Recipient(s) 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 (Jan-Dec) or over the course of a lifetime.
  • You must have been enrolled or employed at Northwest Vista College during the award year requested.
  • Submissions must include an upload of official documentation (letterhead or certificate) from the organization that you served with; indicating your name, date of service, total hours served, and contact information for the organization
  • Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories.

What cannot be included to get this award from NVC?

  • Court-ordered community service
  • Hours attending club meetings, fundraising, recruitment, or planning meetings, unless you are planning for an event to benefit the community, not a fundraiser for your club.
  • Hours teaching bible school, or proselytizing of any religion.
  • Hours that are needed to complete an internship for a class. For example, if the internship is required as coursework and the reward is a grade, then this is not service to the community. If a student continues to serve beyond the internship requirement, then those hours will count. However, if a student is doing service-learning for a portion of the grade, then the service will count.
  • Any paid service at a non-profit

 What type of qualifying documentation is needed for the award?

Create a record of service on the PVSA website to record your hours of service, http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov, using NVC’s Record of Service Key: QFR-32318. When you are ready to apply for the award please provide a letter or certificate from the non-profit(s) stating in what capacity you served as well as dates of service and total hours, to include a contact name and number.

Award recipients receive:

  • An official President’s Volunteer Service Award medal.
  • A personalized certificate of achievement.
  • A note of congratulations from the President of the United States.
  • A letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Information about the Award: http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service to others. It encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation and inspires others to make volunteering a central part of their lives. The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours served over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

***If someone has completed 100 or more hours of service to the community and do not meet the qualifications for the award through NVC, I would recommend that they ask the organization that they served with to recognize them for this award. Most non-profits and places of worship are eligible to participate in this program, and it is a great award to pursue.

Any questions, please call Nathalie Mai Kraft at 210-486-4080 or email at
ndiaz41@alamo.edu. Application can be accessed and filled out in OrgSync. Applications are due by April 1, 2016 or November 4, 2016.  Service needs to be performed and documented on or before the application due date in order to receive your award in the semester that it is submitted.


Service Hours Submission

* You must submit your application through OrgSync with formal documentation (letterhead or certificate) from the organization that you served with; indicating your name, date of service, total hours served, and contact information for the organization. (Sign-in sheets/forms and hand written letters are not acceptable)

 

How to Submit Documentations/Letterheads in OrgSync:

- Go to OrgSync: https://orgsync.com/146970/chapter
- Click on "JOIN NOW"
- Click on your name (the top right corner)
- Scroll down and click on "Involvement"
- Click on "Add Involvement Entry"
- Click on "Service Participation"
- Under Service Partner, make sure to click "NVC SERVES"
- Fill out the rest of the form
- Upload letterheads *(See statement above for clarification)
- Once everything is filled out, click on "Submit Involvement Entry"

How to Submit an Application:

Visit OrgSync link to fill out the application form: https://orgsync.com/146970/forms/242136

 

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Marie Morgan, Director
(210) 486-4009
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Kelly Blanco, Coordinator
(210) 486-4010
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Kim Pinder, Administrative Services Specialist
(210) 486-4004
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Bianca Ramirez, Senior Specialist
(210) 486-4526
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