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AmeriCorps and Points of Light Approves WIT as Certifying Organization for Presidential Award

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

AmeriCorps and Points of Light have approved Women in Training as an official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award.

“The ability to bestow Presidential recognition to your volunteers is a tremendous honor,” the approval letter stated. “Recognizing the great work and commitment of your volunteers can deliver a powerful message, one that encourages others to take action.”

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation. Led by the AmeriCorps and managed in partnership with Points of Light, this program allows Certifying Organizations to recognize their most exceptional volunteers.

Below is a chart that lists the age groups and number of hours required to qualify for a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Lifetime Achievement Award:

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