President’s Volunteer Service Award 美国总统志工服务奖

美国总统志工服务奖

《美国总统志工服务奖》是美国政府为鼓励美国公民或具有永久居留权者参与志工服务所创设。依照在一年中的服务时数多寡分为铜级、银级、金级等;得奖者可获得奖章、证书及总统祝贺信。获奖者对于未来申请大学或参与国际活动,助益良多。
幼童军485团及基督之家中文学校是《美国总统志工服务奖》的授证单位,为鼓励本团及本校的青少年学生参与服务而制定以下规定:

申请资格

  1. 申请人必须年满11岁,是美国公民或具有美国永久居留权
  2. 申请人必须曾经是幼童军485团成员或参加Troop 485或基督之家中文学校一年以上才能申请
  3. 成年申请人必须是485团家长或担任基督之家中文学校老师同工一年以上才能申请

申请要求

  1. 在12个月内,至少要完成50个小时的服务时数。详细时数要求如下
    一年中服务时数 铜级 银级 金级
    少年 (11–15) 50 – 74 75 – 99 100 +
    青年 (16-25) 100 – 174 175 – 249 250 +
    成人 (26 and older) 100 – 249 250 – 499 500+
  2. 四分之一以上的时数服务对象是幼童军485团或者基督之家中文学校
  3. 二分之一以上的时数是在美国境内完成
  4. 所有的服务时数都必须是无偿的义务服务

下面是一些青少年及童军485团的童军可以用来申请本校PVSA奖的例子:

  1. 在幼童军485团中担任小队辅导(den chief)
  2. 在幼童军485团的集会中教导技能或其他课程
  3. 计画并带领幼童军485团的外出活动,或担任活动的负责童军(SIC)
  4. 在基督之家中文学校担任助教,或者助理
  5. 帮忙整理基督之家中文学校教材或其他库存管理
  6. 其他机构(包括Troop 485)的服务时数也可以用来申请

下面是一些成人可以用来申请本校PVSA奖的例子:

  1. 在幼童军485团中担任小队长(den leader)
  2. 在幼童军485团的集会中教导技能或其他课程
  3. 计画并带领幼童军485团的外出活动,或担任活动的负责人(AIC)
  4. 在基督之家中文学校担任老师或行政助理
  5. 其他机构(包括Troop 485)的服务时数也可以用来申请

如何申请成为PVSA志愿者

  1. 进入PVSA 注册网页,填写你的名字、地址等个人资料。
  2. 在注册网页中的服务类别项目,选择教育(Education) 为 “Primary Area”。
  3. 注册完成后,你会进入欢迎网页,在网页右边有三个按钮,点击 “MY PROFILE”。
  4. 在 “My Profile” 网页, 点击 “Add” 按钮。
  5. 在Key栏位中,输入”HAI-9714″。
  6. 每次你完成一份社区服务之后,点击 MY SERVICE 按钮。
  7. 在 My Service page 网页,点击 ADD ACTIVITY 按钮,然后输入服务时数。

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of service hours over a 12-month time period. Operating under Home of Christ Chinese School (HOCCS), Pack 485 is a Certifying Organization authorized to verify and issue PVSA awards to qualified individuals. Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of their service achievements. Levels include bronze, silver, gold.

Eligibility

  1. US citizen or permanent resident, at least 11 years of age
  2. Must be a Pack 485 veteran or have attended Troop 485 or HOCCS for more than one year
  3. Adult applicant must be a Pack/Troop 485 parent or HOCCS staff for more than one year

Qualifications

  1. Applicant needs to accumulate at least 50 hours of service to qualify. Here’s the detail hours requirements:
    Service Hours in a Year Bronze Silver Gold
    Teens (11–15) 50 – 74 75 – 99 100 +
    Young Adults (16-25) 100 – 174 175 – 249 250 +
    Adults (26 and older) 100 – 249 250 – 499 500+
  2. At least 1/4 of hours are for Pack 485 or HOCCS
  3. At least 1/2 of hours are rendered in US territory
  4. Only uncompensated hours can be counted

For teenagers and Troop 485 scouts, here are some examples of the service hours that can be counted for applying for PVSA :

  1. Serve as a den chief in Pack 485
  2. Teach skills or classes at a Den/Pack Meeting
  3. Plan and lead a Den/Pack outing, or work as a SIC for a Pack event
  4. Work as a classroom helper or coworker in HOCCS
  5. Help organize HOCCS textbooks or inventory
  6. Service hours from external organizations, with approval from Pack 485

For adults, here are some examples of the service hours that can be counted for applying PVSA :

  1. Serve as a den leader in Pack 485
  2. Teach skills or classes at a Den/Pack Meeting
  3. Plan and lead a Den/Pack outing, or work as a SIC for a Pack event
  4. Work as a teacher or coworker in HOCCS
  5. Service hours from external organizations, with approval from Pack 485

How to sign up for the Presidential Award

  1. Go To PVSA registration page and register as a volunteer.
  2. In registration page, choose “Primary Area” for Education category.
  3. After registering, you will see 3 buttons on the welcome page, click on MY PROFILE button.
  4. In “My Profile” page, click on the Add button.
  5. Enter “HAI-9714” in the Key field.
  6. To enter your service hours, click on MY SERVICE button on the right of the page.
  7. In My Service page, click on the ADD ACTIVITY button.