President's Volunteer Service Awards

REcognizing our community heroes  

United Way of Grant County is thrilled to announce its role as an Official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), a national honor that celebrates the spirit of volunteerism. This prestigious award recognizes the dedication of Grant County’s volunteers, who make a significant impact within our community.

United Way of Grant County will be accepting nominations for local volunteers year-round from Grant County non-profit organizations. Recipients will be chosen from nominations by United Way of Grant County and/or their Board of Directors, and acknowledged at public events throughout the year.

If you know someone deserving of this recognition, please refer to the “How to Nominate a Volunteer” section on this page, or refer to our PVSA fact sheet.



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. 


To be eligible for the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Awards, volunteers must be United States citizens or lawful permanent residents, and at least five years old. Eligible service includes unpaid acts of volunteer service that benefit others, completed within a 12-month period. However, certain activities are excluded from being considered eligible service, including donating funds, engaging in political lobbying, religious instruction, conducting worship services, proselytizing, performing court-ordered community service, and services rendered solely to family members.


Volunteers must be nominated in writing (or email), with endorsement of their service from a representative of the organization for which they have volunteered. To the best of the nominating organization’s ability, this nomination should include a record of volunteer hours of service that were completed during the 12-month period leading up to the letter of nomination. Nominations are accepted year-round, with award ceremony dates announced periodically. Nominations are subject to approval by United Way of Grant County and/or their Board of Directors.

Nomination letters can be sent to [email protected], or delivered to United Way of Grant County, 215 S Adams St., Marion, IN 46952.