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Presidential Volunteer Service Award

President’s Voluntary Service Award

(Recognition of Volunteer Hours Through Service Awards)



NRIVA has been recognized as an organization that is now eligible to issue President’s Voluntary Service Awards (PVSA).

These awards recognize the work that is done by volunteers as a small token of appreciation.

Youth are the future of NRIVA. Hence youth engagement and recognition is one of the primary organizational objectives through this PVSA program.

2021 PVSA guidelines

qUS Citizen or Permanent Residents only for PVSA.

qThose not eligible for PVSA will be recognized by NRIVA(yet to be determined).

qCalendar year will be from Jan –Dec. Awards will be finalized in the 1stquarter of following year.

qNRIVA membership is required (annual or life membership).

qSubmission of hours shall be completed via NRIVA members’ primary email address.

qNRIVA hours earned will be submitted through a process to be rolled-out and will require approval by committee chairs or chapter leads as appropriate.

qNRIVA as an organization recognizes that many families engage in volunteer activities outside of our organization too. To support NRIVA, as well as our member families circumstances, we will count hours earned outside of NRIVA as outlined below.


At least 50% of hours need to be earned from NRIVA activities (i.e. from supporting national committees, national events, local chapter events, local activities, NRIVA/local chapter sponsored events).

Non-NRIVA hours will require documentation from beneficiary organization outlining the name, dates and hours earned.


Award age groups and categories


2021 Opportunities

Each committee shall list out opportunities for youth volunteers. Young adults will require oversight and guidance  from adults.

Need to capture: brief description of opportunities, number of hours per month by opportunity and number of volunteer(s) that would be needed to support.

Adhoc volunteer opportunity Google Form Template has been shared with committee chairs. Committee members /Local Chapter leads can use this form to get volunteer information.

Until the IT system is up and running, local teams or individuals are responsible to track hours.

NRIVA teams shall communicate to all member families on available opportunities.

Local chapters to encourage events and projects that can engage youth.

NRIVA members can reach out to secretary team( for further guidance


Potential Opportunities

Examples of opportunities suggested by the Service Awards Team

qBranding committee –provide opportunity with graphic design in creating our communication messages.

qBe a pool resource to help with administering regular Zoom calls –be tech support etc.

qBe master of ceremony for various committee online events.

qHelp finance / treasury teams with preparing year end tax statements, fund raising event financial roll-up etc.

qVasavi Vani –help with writing drafts of various summaries to be published. Coordinate with various committees in securing drafts etc. Membership committee –helping with processing life membership, verification/making

qcalls to encourage more to become life members.

qSocial media –create dedicated media channels.

qIT / technology team –to help with IT projects including say rollout of our web based form and workflow. They may have skills or can be mentored by the Tech team.   

qNBAT and Youth committees are focused on enabling youth participation.   

qSevaprojects organized by Service Committee –food drive, coat drive etc.