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Eligibility & Awards

UTSA students, faculty and staff who accumulate 100 or more hours of service in a one-year period can receive this recognition. The award packages consist of an official PVSA lapel pin, customized certificate, and a letter from the President of the United States. The pin indicates the level of volunteer commitment being acknowledged at Bronze, Gold and Silver levels.

Awards Ceremony

Every spring semester the Center for Civic Engagement recognizes UTSA individuals for this great honor by hosting a ceremony for the honorees and their families.

For more information or questions about PVSA please call 210-458-2277
or email servicelearning@utsa.edu.


The Center for Civic Engagement is a certifying
organization authorized to facilitate the application
process of the President's Volunteer Service Award.

Applying for PVSA

There is no application process for this award. Individuals who want to be considered can participate by tracking service hours through UTSA Engaged.

  1. 1) Sign-up: You can log into UTSA Engaged with your abc123. Browse service opportunities from more than 130 local nonprofits and sign-up for events that most interest you.

  2. 2) Show-up: Check out event instructions, directions and contact information on the event page. Attend the event for which you registered. Following your shift, respond to the email verifying your attandance and tell us about your experience.

  3. 3) Verify Impacts: UTSA Engaged tracks all of your impacts (volunteer and training hours, funds of goods donated) and provides space for you to reflect on your community experience. Click here to see how to record impacts.

Upon completion of the level of service you would like to receive recognition for, notify the Center for Civic Engagement to move forward with processing your award.