Presidential Volunteer Service Award

We are delighted to announce that Shruti Laya is now an official Certifying Organization to issue the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards!

Some of you may already be familiar with this coveted award. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award recognizes the many hours you spent in volunteering. It is also considered a very useful supplement to college applications. The award will include a personalized certificate of achievement from PVSA, a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States, and an official President's Volunteer Service Award medallion. For more details about the award, please visit

Shruti Laya's award year will run from September 1st to August 31st . We will make these awards to Bala Shruti members in good standing (defined as having attended at least 3 Bala Shruti programs over the award year). Volunteer hours from the start of the award year (i.e September 1 2018 for the 2018-2019 award year) will count towards this award. Volunteer hours can be for any organization and of any type, but atleast 10 hours must be earned by volunteering at Shruti Laya or Balashruti. Performances and practices for performances also count as volunteer hours.

For full rules and procedures, please download the PVSA Application form . You can use this form to track your volunteer hours over the year.

Please get in touch if you want to be considered for this award, so that you can be registered with the PVSA organization as a Shruti Laya volunteer!