Palo Alto AYSO 
is a
Certifying Organization 
for the 
United States of America
President's Volunteer Service

We are honored to recognize you, 
for non-AYSO and AYSO community volunteering,
And your service does not have to be in Palo Alto.
Click here to get registered. 
Login (if you are already registered)

The President's Council
 on Service and Civic Participation 
was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and to encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

We would like to especially recognize volunteers in our community.  You may include your non-AYSO and non Palo Alto volunteer contribution in our program, and get recognized. 

Youth volunteers  may get their community service hours signed-off for school, and PALY and Gunn youth volunteers are especially honored by the Palo Alto AYSO when they graduate from high school. During Community Service recognition at their school, we are pleased to present;  
  • a letter of commendation from Palo Alto AYSO
  • a Palo Alto AYSO community service medal
  • a small cash grant
  • earned Presidential Service Medals
AYSO is proud to express its appreciation of our youths' contribution toward our community.  To be recognized, Youth volunteers must record their hours here

Picture of Bronze President's Volunteer Service Award PinBronze

Kids: 50 to 74 hours
Young Adults: 100 to 174 hours
Adults: 100 to 249 hours

Picture of Gold President's Volunteer Service Award Pin


Kids: 100 hours or more
Young Adults: 250 hours or more
Adults: 500 hours or more

The Award

Palo Alto AYSO awards

  • An official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin
  • A personalized certificate of achievement
  • A congratulatory letter from the President of the United States
  • A statement of community service hours for youth volunteers to submit to their school

Award Criteria

Presidential recognition is for volunteer hours over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime.  The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group.

  • Kids: Age 5-14,
  • Young Adults: Age 15-25
  • Adults: Age 26+

Picture of Silver President's Volunteer Service Award PinSilver

Kids: 75 to 99 hours
Young Adults: 175 to 249 hours
Adults: 250 to 499 hours

President’s Call to Service Award

All Ages 
4,000 hours+ of volunteer service over a lifetime.
Picture of Blue  President's Volunteer Service Award Pin