The President's Volunteer Service Award at Huebner
The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer service award encouraging United States citizens or permanent residents through presidential recognition to live a life of service. Huebner Elementary is a certified organization that will recognize volunteers performing 26+ hours of service for ages 5-10. Students ages 11 and up can be recognized for 50 or more hours of service. The hours of service must have been completed between April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. To learn more about this award in general, please visit the website for The President's Volunteer Service Award.
In order to participate you must first create an account, then log in your hours. You may already have an account created from last year, which will be need to be updated with service hours from this year. To learn how to make an account, download and read this document. Paper submissions are not accepted. You may also refer to this document which defines and provides examples of service. Deadline for submitting hours is March 31, 2018. An award ceremony will be held at the end of this upcoming year to recognize those individuals that qualify for the award.
Once you have created an account, please send me an email (AVAL6002@gmail.com) with your child's name so that I may verify their participation in the program.
Some activities at school can be logged in as hours. They are the following:
School activities that students may count as service towards PVSA goal at Huebner
Safety Patrols (5th graders) - Students in this program perform a safety service for our elementary school. 1/2 hr may be counted as service time for the morning and and 1/2 hr for the afternoon. This is a total of 1 hr per day or 5 hrs per week.
News Crew (5th graders) - Students in this group perform broadcasting service to the school. 1/2 hr may be counted per morning broadcast.
Green Kids Club - Students in this club provide environmental stewardship for our school. Time may be logged in according to the amount of service completed.
Choir and/or Orrfestra (4th and 5th graders) - Students in this group perform a service for the PTA, school, and local nursing homes during different performances. Hours dedicated to performances may be counted as service. Rehearsals may not be counted as service hours.
Lighthouse Committee - Hours dedicated to service while meeting with this group may be counted.
Need more ideas?
Ideas for volunteer service:
Visit the webpages below to find out how to donate your time to the following causes. These organizations allow children to volunteer with supervision from their parents.
San Antonio Food Bank
Meals on Wheels
San Antonio Parks and Recreation
Children’s Hunger Fund
- Call a local nursing home and ask the Activity Director if they have any events that your children can help with as volunteers. Other ideas for elderly assistance in your community: mowing, housekeeping, mail/trash pickup, grocery shopping, reading to the visually challenged, etc.
- Perform free tutor or mentoring for someone in need.
- Perform church volunteer work (nursery, acolyte, clean up, teaching Sunday school)
- Provide park, beach, or community improvements (cleaning up trash, painting, repairing structures, etc.)
If you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact me! Happy Volunteering!!
Ava Landa Sedano