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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 Award Recipients from 2022:


Gracie Gavazzi – Rescue & Rehab​

Megan Mignanelli – Marine Mammals​

Caitlin Nethercoat – Marine Mammals​

Rachel Raddock - Penguins​

Brittany Whitcher – Rescue & Rehab​

Kelly Hathaway – Rescue & Rehab​

Thank you for your service!

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