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Important Announcements

Please refer to dropdown menus below for more information, there are two new menus that contain critical information for volunteer service hours: Transcript Hours and Useful HelperHelper Tips.

Spring 2020 President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

The spring 2020 PVSA awards are in process. You will be notified via Schoology when the awards arrive and how they will be distributed.

Fall 2020 President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) / Transcript Hours

In order for a student's volunteer hours to count towards a PVSA and/or be recorded on their transcript:

  1. The community service hours must be performed during the student's Paly academic career, from the day after 8th grade promotion to the Fall of their senior year;
  2. A student must have completed 100 or more volunteer hours in a 12 month time frame (for PVSA - any grade) and 100 or more volunteer hours during their Paly academic career (recorded on senior transcript); and
  3. A student's community service hours must be entered on HelperHelper and APPROVED / VALIDATED.

Seniors Only (Class of 2021)

The deadline for submitting your request for transcript hours and/or a Fall 2020 PVSA is Tuesday, September 15. NO LATE REQUESTS will be accepted. Please complete the following Google form to submit your request:

Juniors (Class of 2022) / Sophomores (Class of 2023)

The deadline for submitting your request for a Fall 2020 PVSA is Tuesday, September 22. NO LATE REQUESTS will be accepted. Please complete the appropriate Google form to submit your request:

Freshmen (Class of 2024)

The HelperHelper accounts for freshmen have been activated and a message has been sent to school (@pausd.us) email accounts directly from HelperHelper. This email includes instructions on how to access and get started with HelperHelper. Once the HelperHelper account is activated, freshman can enter their volunteer hours that were performed starting June 5, 2020. These hours must be approved by December 2020 at the latest.

The deadline for submitting your request for a Fall 2020 PVSA is Tuesday, September 22. NO LATE REQUESTS will be accepted. Please complete the following Google form to submit your request:

The President's Volunteer Service Award site states:

COVID-19 has impacted the PVSA inventory shipment… We apologize for any disruption this may cause you during this time.

  • Service Fair Fall 2020: TBD
  • Service Day Spring 2021: TBD