Good news VOSAPians! Volunteering at VOSAP can now help you get the prestigious high tier Volunteering Certificate: President’s Volunteer Service Award from The US President.
The US “President’s Volunteer Service Award” is a prestigious and national award in the US, given for a high tier volunteering service. It is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States. Established by executive order by George W. Bush, the award was established in 2003 to honor volunteers that give time, hours per year helping others through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The award can be granted to individuals, families and organizations located throughout the United States, depending on the amount of service hours completed.
It is an opportunity to honor most outstanding volunteers and recognize the impact they make. Only Certifying Organizations can certify volunteers’ eligibility for the PVSA and order awards.
VOSAP has been recognized as one such approved organization to give out the PVSA recommendation for its volunteers. With this approval, Volunteers of Voice of SAP in the USA are now eligible to receive PVSA.
- United States citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
- Must be at least five years old.
- Completes eligible service within a 12-month period.
Hours of volunteering service:
|Age Group||Bronze||Silver||Gold||Lifetime Achievement Award|
|Kids (5–10 years old)||26–49 hours||50–74 hours||75+ hours||4,000+ hours|
|Teens (11–15)||50–74 hours||75–99 hours||100+ hours||4,000+ hours|
|Young Adults (16–25)||100–174 hours||175–249 hours||250+ hours||4,000+ hours|
|Adults (26+)||100–249 hours||250–499 hours||500+ hours||4,000+ hours|
Guidelines for Volunteering with VOSAP under PVSA Program
VOSAP is a certified organization to reward volunteers with PVSA for their volunteering activities with VOSAP. At VOSAP, you can volunteer by doing various activities. Here are indicative Guidelines for volunteers. Final decision for recommendation for PVSA will be taken by the VOSAP Committee.
|PLEDGE||Credit For Volunteering Hours||Maximum Hours (%)|
|Taking Pledge to Volunteer using VOSAP Mobile app||1 hour||30%|
|Inspiring Family and friend to take a pledge to volunteer using VOSAP App|
|For every 5 Volunteering Pledge||1 Hour|
|For every 10 Volunteering Pledge||2 Hour|
|For every 25 Volunteering Pledge||6 Hour(1 bonus hour)|
|For every 50 Volunteering Pledge||15 Hour(5 bonus hour)|
|RATING BUILDING FOR ACCESSIBILITY||Credit For Volunteering Hours|
|Rating of Accessibility of public place/building using VOSAP Mobile app||35%|
|For Rating of 3 Places||1 Hour|
|For Rating of 10 Places||3 Hours|
|For Rating of 25 Places||8 Hours (1 bonus hour)|
|For Rating of 50 Places||16 Hours (5 bonus hours)|
|REFER A FRIEND||Credit For Volunteering Hours|
|Refer a Friend on www.voiceofsap.org VOSAP Website by Email – only if logged into||20%|
|For every 10 Referral||1 Hour|
|For every 20 Referral||2 Hour|
|For every 50 Referral||6 Hours (1 bonus hour)|
|For every 100 Referral||15 Hours (5 bonus hours)|
|REFER ART GALLERY||Credit For Volunteering Hours|
|Refer VOSAP Art Gallery on www.voiceofsap.org||20%|
|For every 5 Referral||1 Hour|
|For every 10 Referral||2 Hour|
|For every 25 Referral||6 Hours (1 bonus hour)|
|For every 50 Referral||15 Hours (5 bonus hours)|
|RESEARCH WORK||Credit For Volunteering Hours|
|Policy related Research work in Disability Sector (Part Time)||50%|
|Completing survey responses from NGOs, PwD||1 Complete response= 30 mins|
|Approved VOSAP Post on Inspiring Stories of Person with Disabilities, Article, Solutions, News etc.||Credit For Volunteering Hours||20%|
|Writing about VOSAP in school’s newsletter||10 Hours|
|Article on NGO Facility (no visit required)||4 Hours|
|Approved VOSAP Article for your experience of Visit to facility, etc||10 Hours|
|Serving at VOSAP Booth/ Events||Credit For Volunteering Hours|
|Fundraising||$100 = 1 hr||50%|
|Organizing and attending an event||4-12 hrs upon event completion|
|Participating in Debate, Art contest etc.||4-12 hrs per level of participation|
|Starting a club at school/social level||10 hrs if approved by school|
|Creating a school book (club activity)||Based on approved project|
|Social Media post, sharing posts to promote VOSAP events||5 posts = 1 hr|
|Youtube Videos||Credit For Volunteering Hours|
|Receive 1 hour for watching 3 videos (duration less than or equal to 3 minutes video) and write 150 words for each video.||1 hour||20%|
|Receive 1 hour for watching 2 videos( duration more than 3 minutes video) and write 300 words for each video.||1 hour|
|Understanding VOSAP Digital Tools||Credit For Volunteering Hours|
|Article on any painting in VOSAP Digital Art Gallery (Minimum 200 words which painting attracted you the most and why) Link: (www.voiceofsap.org/artgallery/ )||5 hours||20 %|
|Article on any Exhibitor in VOSAP AT Exhibition (Minimum 200 words which AT Solution attracted you the most and why) Link : events.voiceofsap.org||5 Hours|
|Take a Quiz about VOSAP
Link : www.voiceofsap.org
|4 Hours for score above 25|
|Presenting to Fellow Igniters||Credit For Volunteering Hours|
|Each member presents an innovative idea, initiative, or a summary of their learning/volunteering experiences.||5-10 hours based on depth of content||10%|