In February 2023, Samata Global Senate was awarded Certifying Organization status by the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) program led by AmeriCorps and managed in partnership with Points of Light.  PVSA was founded in 2003 by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.  PVSA honors the volunteers who spend their time and talents in service of others.
Samata Global Senate would like to recognize all volunteers including those who selflessly helped to make the Samata event successful last year. 
We are now preparing our list of volunteers. Please help us by submitting the form. Please read carefully the criteria before applying.
  • Recipients must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.  The proposed recipient may present a social security card, passport, or green card to satisfy this requirement.
  • Must not be under a criminal indictment or have been convicted of a felony in any State or Federal court, unless the individual has completed the sentence and shown complete rehabilitation by an appropriate passage of time as determined by POL and AmeriCorps, as well as by specific acts reflecting rehabilitation other that the acts constituting PVSA service hours. Any contemplated award based on this exception must first be approved by POL and AmeriCorps working in concert.
  • If you are applying for the Lifetime Achievement Award, you must provide 3-5 sentences describing how you believe you earned the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hours Required to Earn Awards in Each Age Group
Age GroupBronzeSilverGoldLifetime Achievement Award
Kids (5–10 years old)26–49 hours50–74 hours75+ hours4,000+ hours
Teens (11–15)50–74 hours75–99 hours100+ hours4,000+ hours
Young Adults (16–25)100–174 hours175–249 hours250+ hours4,000+ hours
Adults (26+)100–249 hours250–499 hours500+ hours4,000+ hours
Note: All above information has been obtained from the presidential service awards website.