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The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service that rewards civic-minded individuals for their dedication to selfless service and volunteerism.

UTSA's faculty, staff, and student body are invited to participate by registering volunteer initiatives through the PVSA website and regularly updating service hours to track their progress and determine eligibility for the PVSA award.

The award packages consists of an official PVSA lapel pin, customized certificate acknowledging the recipient's commitment to community engagement, and a letter from the President of the United States thanking them for their selfless service.

All volunteer hours within a 12-month period will be considered towards achievement of this great honor, with levels of volunteer commitment acknowledged at Bronze, Gold, and Silver levels.

In Spring 2016, the university will host an annual event to present recipients with their awards and acknowledge UTSA's continuous commitment to advancing civic engagement.

Presidental Volunteer Service Award
Presidental Volunteer Service Award Pins

How to Register and Track your Volunteer Hours:

  • Create a volunteer profile and account at
  • In your profile, include the University of Texas at San Antonio specific code “PHX-20662” in the “Record of Service" tracking box. This allows the Center for Civic Engagement to access your volunteer profile and verify your service activity.
  • Update your progress on the website regularly while maintaining a separate but thorough record of your service hours.
    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 application.

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