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The US Presidents Volunteer Service Awards at JCNC for Youth (Age 14 to 19)

posted Apr 11, 2017, 10:10 AM by JCNC Technology   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 10:12 AM ]


Jai Jinendra, Jai Mahavir!

On the occasion of celebrating Bhagwan Mahavir 2616 Janma Kalyanak, we are really excited to announce a new program ‘The US Presidents Volunteer Service Awards’ (PVSA) for JCNC youth age 14 to 19.

JCNC has now partnered-up with Corporation for National Community to Service Award for our deserving young volunteers.  The aim of the program is to promote Jain principals, the program is designed to prepare our next generation leadership in such a way that they will be inspired  to participate in leading volunteer activities at JCNC. In return, they will be awarded with volunteer service credits and the PVSA certificate signed by the President of United States.

Rules & Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to all JCNC member families. We encourage you to review the eligibility criteria before you apply (link at the bottom).
  • Children between 14 -19 years of age as of 1st Mar 2017 are qualified.
  • Registration is now open for the calendar year from Mar 2017 – Feb 2018, this is a yearly program. Last date to enroll May 15th, 2017.
  • Awards will be presented in Apr/May 2018 during major JCNC events for all successful participants in Mar 2017 – Feb 2018 batch.
  • The Awards Table below, depicts the Age group Vs. the Number of volunteer hours required for each of these three levels.

Age Group Vs. Hours *




Age 14 & 15

50 – 74

75 – 99

100 +

Age 16 to 19

100 – 174

175 – 249

250 +

  * Age will be considered as of March 1, 2017.

** Participants serving less than 50 hours in Age 14 & 15 category and less than 100 hours in Age 16 to 19 category will not qualify for certification & award. These are the key requirements of the program.

We will arrange for a follow-up meeting with the entire group participating in this program in May to go thru with much more detail, including work assignments, the roles and responsibilities, method of reporting and validation of service hours, etc.

JCNC Youth Service Awards Steering Committee will oversee operations & integrity of this program.  Members of this committee are: Sunil G. Mehta (Chair, Co-VP Technology), Kiran Shah (Co-chair, VP PR),
Yogesh Bapna (President). A working committee of volunteers is being formed and will include the above members and multiple youth volunteers. The email address to this committee is:


This program will be led by Sunil G. Mehta, member of the JCNC executive committee. For more information, please call Sunil at 650-504-0628 or email to the service award committee members at serviceawards@jcnc.org

We think in “Sabka Saath Aur JCNC Sangh Ka Vikas”. We look forward to your participation here and in all the JCNC events.


Thanks and kind regards