The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. Citizens around the country are given this award by achieving outstanding levels of service. Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours.

Here at the New England Aquarium, we recognize volunteers that have dedicated over 500 hours in a single year, the Gold-level of the President's Service Award.

Here are the awardees recognized at Voluntern 2016:


Michael Abelson
Jessica Bechofer
Emily Bernstein
Adrienne Breef-Pilz
Alessia Brugnra
Connor Capizzano
Samuel Chin
Brittin Dawson
Emily Dinjian
Michael Fernald
Julie Fox
Flora Gibbs
Emily Goczalk
Ira Goldklang
Hannah Jernstedt
Danielle Jordan
Deb Joyce
Ryan Knotek
Jenna Kosmo
Sharon Lowe
Carla Melucci
Tammy Tauscher
Alexandra Wood
Hannah Yaeger