President’s Volunteer Service Award 美國總統志工服務獎

美國總統志工服務獎

《美國總統志工服務獎》是美國政府為鼓勵美國公民或具有永久居留權者參與志工服務所創設。依照在一年中的服務時數多寡分為銅級、銀級、金級等;得獎者可獲得獎章、證書及總統祝賀信。獲獎者對於未來申請大學或參與國際活動,助益良多。
幼童軍485團及基督之家中文學校是《美國總統志工服務獎》的授證單位,為鼓勵本團及本校的青少年學生參與服務而制定以下規定:

申請資格

  1. 申請人必須年滿11歲,是美國公民或具有美國永久居留權
  2. 申請人必須曾經是幼童軍485團成員或參加Troop 485或基督之家中文學校最少一年

申請要求

  1. 在12個月內,至少要完成50個小時的服務時數。詳細時數要求如下
    一年中服務時數 銅級 銀級 金級
    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. 四分之一以上的時數服務對象是幼童軍485團或者基督之家中文學校
  3. 二分之一以上的時數是在美國境內完成
  4. 所有的服務時數都必須是無償的義務服務

下面是一些青少年及童軍485團的童軍可以用來申請本校PVSA奬的例子:

  1. 在幼童軍485團中擔任小隊輔導(den chief)
  2. 在幼童軍485團的集會中教導技能或其他課程
  3. 計畫並帶領幼童軍485團的外出活動,或擔任活動的負責童軍(SIC)
  4. 在基督之家中文學校擔任助教,或者助理
  5. 幫忙整理基督之家中文學校教材或其他庫存管理
  6. 其他機構(包括Troop 485)的服務時數也可以用來申請

下面是一些成人可以用來申請本校PVSA奬的例子:

  1. 在幼童軍485團中擔任小隊長(den leader)
  2. 在幼童軍485團的集會中教導技能或其他課程
  3. 計畫並帶領幼童軍485團的外出活動,或擔任活動的負責人(AIC)
  4. 在基督之家中文學校擔任老師或行政助理
  5. 其他機構(包括Troop 485)的服務時數也可以用來申請

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 at least 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
25%
At least 25% for Pack 485
50%
At least 50% in US territory

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