Service Awards

President's Volunteer Service Award

Minnetonka Award Period: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017
2017 Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

The mission of the Minnetonka Public Schools is, in part, to ensure all students envision and pursue their highest aspirations while serving the greater good. In recognition of this service, Minnetonka Public Schools is a certifying agent for the United States President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) program, designed to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to serve.

Who can participate?
Students, parents, and other volunteers in our District.

What are the requirements?

Volunteers maintain a record of their service hours online or on paper from September 1st through August 31st of the Award Year. They submit their hours, verified by a parent or supervisor along with a PVSA Application prior to the deadline in early September. Based on your age and hours, there are four awards offered:

Age GroupBronzeSilverGold
Kids (5-10 years old)26-49 hours50-74 hours75+ hours
Teens (11-15 years old)50-74 hours75-99 hours100+ hours
Young Adults (16-25 years old)100-174 hours175-249 hours250+ hours
Adults (26 and older)100-249 hours250-499 hours500+ hours
Families and Groups
(Two or more people with each member contributing at least 25 hours towards the total)
200-499 hours500-999 hours1,000+ hours

President's Lifetime Achievement Award: Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more hours in their lifetime.

Where can I volunteer?
To find volunteer opportunities and project ideas in our community please visit

To get started, please download the following files:

  1. General Information
  2. Setting up an Online Account
  3. Optional Paper Tracking Sheet
  4. Create and Print Your Application

Applications are 100% electronic. No paper applications will be accepted.


To learn more about the Presidential Service Awards, visit:

For questions about Minnetonka's awards, contact:

Michelle Seets
Community Service Specialist