• Harper Middle College High School is proud to foster a culture of service and dedication in our students. Our commitment goes beyond academics as we strive to shape well-rounded individuals who are actively involved in bettering their communities. In line with this vision, we are delighted that Harper MCHS is an official certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).

    What is the President's Volunteer Service Award?

    The President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of sustained volunteer service. Established in 2003 by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the award aims to acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of a year. Students who earn the award will receive the official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, or medallion along with a personalized certificate of achievement and letter signed by the President of the United States.

    Eligibility and Award Criteria

    To qualify for the PVSA, students must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident and must complete their service hours within a 12-month period. At Harper MCHS our year of service begins on May 1st and ends on April 30th.


    Young Adults (16-25)

    Bronze Level: 100-174 hours

    Silver Level: 175-249 hours

    Gold Level: 250+ hours

    Teens (11-15)

    Bronze Level: 50-74 hours

    Silver Level: 75-99 hours

    Gold Level: 100+ hours

    Unpaid acts of volunteer service benefiting others qualifies for the PVSA award.  Ultimately the certifying organization will determine which activities qualify.  If you have questions please contact our office at 980-343-0012.

    How to Get Started

    Interested students should download the Volunteer Tracking Sheet or stop by the office and pick up a copy. Track and verify your volunteer hours. Complete all of your volunteer hours and turn in the required paperwork by April 30th, 2024.  


    Here are some websites that can help you find volunteer jobs locally:

    Charlotte Share: https://sharecharlotte.org/

    Volunteer Match Charlotte: https://www.volunteermatch.org/

    Points of Light Engage:  https://engage.pointsoflight.org/

    Why Participate?

    Engaging in volunteer service allows students to make significant contributions to their communities while learning leadership, empathy, and civic responsibility. Receiving the PVSA:

    • Recognizes and honors dedicated volunteers.
    • Enhances college applications and resumes.
    • Encourages a continued commitment to serve the community.

    We believe that service to the community enriches both the giver and the recipient. We are excited to support our students in this national recognition program and celebrate their outstanding commitment to service.