Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service Requirements for Graduation

Objectives- Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.  It means promoting the quality of life in a community.  Studies have shown that individuals who help others develop a greater sense of self-worth and self-esteem.

Criteria- Each student will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours, starting in grade 9, performing civic engagement as a requirement for graduation.  The volunteer activities a student chooses must meet the following basic requirements in order to be considered:

  • Activity must be performed outside the scheduled school day (8:20-3:13), unless otherwise approved by the school counselor.
  • Activity must not be performed for a family member, relative, or personal friend.
  • Activity must not be for pay or any other compensation.
  • Activity should be initiated by the individual student and not part of a credit granting course.

Procedures- Every time you perform a service, fill out a volunteer voucher form (located in the main office) and have it signed by the designated advisor, or keep a volunteer log if your service is for the same place over a period of time.  Logs and vouchers can be picked up and turned in to Mr. Holter anytime during the school year, but the deadline for turning them in is May 1st of your senior year.