The Presidents Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award holds a paramount significance in recognizing the exceptional efforts of individuals who dedicate their time and energy to serving the community and making a positive impact. This prestigious award program acknowledges the remarkable contributions made by volunteers across various sectors, including nonprofits like FIRST in Texas.

By actively participating in this program, volunteers not only receive well-deserved recognition but also inspire others to engage in meaningful acts of service. Through their selfless dedication, these volunteers play a vital role in fostering social change, strengthening communities, and propelling organizations like FIRST in Texas to fulfill their missions of empowering and educating through STEM education and robotics.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award serves as a powerful testament to the transformative power of volunteerism and the immense value it brings to nonprofits and the communities they serve.

Teams that participate in this program do not need to earn FIRST in Texas / FIRST advancement but must adhere to the documentation and hour requirements to receive a group / team award.

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To qualify for the PVSA, including the Lifetime Achievement Award,  a volunteer or group must meet the following criteria of the program.

Individual Requirements


Team Hour Reporting Requirements:

Each member of a team must qualify for the award above and complete at least 25 hours to qualify for an award for your team. Hours must be recorded by the coach and certified by a school administrator or if the team is a community member, it must be certified by the FIRST in Texas local Program Delivery Coordinator for your program.


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We Build Stronger Together in Texas

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the FIRST Robotics teams and volunteers who have embraced the opportunity to participate in The President’s Volunteer Service Award program. Your dedication to service and commitment to making a positive impact in your communities are truly commendable. 

Thank you for your invaluable contributions and for embodying the spirit of service and volunteerism that makes FIRST in Texas so extraordinary.

— Jason Arms, Executive Director
FIRST in Texas