a. To qualify for the annual Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards, applicants must complete eligible service within a 12-month period (e.g., from September 2022 to August 2023).
b. To qualify for the Lifetime Achievement Award, applicants must complete eligible service over a lifetime.
c. For citizens and green card holders, the hours spent on volunteer service will be recorded every year, and carried forward to achieve the Lifetime Achievement Award.
d. Candidates who are not citizens or green card holders can claim their volunteer service hours and receive a certification from the organization for their participation for the year. These hours can be later claimed for the Lifetime Achievement Award if they become a citizen or green card holder.
a. If a candidate is doing volunteer services for different organizations, they can claim their volunteer hours jointly in Recycle My Battery.
b. They need a letter or record confirming the number of hours worked from the other organization, and confirming those hours have not been claimed anywhere else.
a. Every volunteer applying for the PVSA Awards, including different organization hours, must have 50% of total hours from Recycle My Battery (mandatory).
b. At the beginning of each award period, the volunteer’s hours restart from 0 and cannot be carried over to the next award period.
c. There is a standard Excel format that must be downloaded and used for volunteer hour submissions. Volunteers must submit their hours monthly or quarterly.
d. For every submission, volunteers can submit up to 8 hours for 1 day. If more than 8 hours, the volunteer needs to provide a breakdown of hours.
e. Volunteers should submit one entry for each day, and multiple days’ hours together submissions need to have a breakdown. If a breakdown is not provided, those hours will not be considered.