Volunteerism: the President’s Volunteer Service Awards 2015


President Obama

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” – President Barack Obama



Volunteerism is one of the keys to strengthening America’s hometown security.  The Homeland Security Foundation of America is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s President’s Volunteer Service Awards:

  1. Jason Testar – Silver Award
  2. Luciano Cordero – Bronze Award
  3. Max Kaplan – Gold Award
  4. Yardain Amar – Gold Award

If you know these volunteers, give them a warm, well-earned congratulations.

Award packages including awards have been ordered and shipped to the recipients.

Want to earn a President’s Volunteer Service Award for yourself or your group?  Get involved.


Now, more than ever, service is necessary to tackle the most pressing issues of our times, and Americans are accepting the challenge. The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) recognizes, celebrates a
nd inspires community service leaders and volunteers to lead the charge.

PVSA was started by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003 as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by example, inspired others to engage in volunteer service. The Council no longer exists, but the program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers. It is a tremendous honor. Even though you may not seek recognition, your example can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.

Click here to learn more about the PVSA program.