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Through community service, students are given opportunities to become responsible citizens by helping others while learning selflessness and fostering personal growth. Every student attending a Douglas County School is required to fulfill a 20-hour community service requirement outside of their home and family environment in order to graduate. To be counted toward the graduation requirement, this service must commence after the successful completion of eighth grade.  All hours must be documented on a DCSD Community Service Form along with the Student Reflection to be processed.  Any activity that meets the DCSD Guidelines will be accepted. All hours documented will be noted on the student’s transcript.

Community Service hours are now available to view through your Parent Portal Account.  Under the Index Column in the Portal, please click on the Assessment Link. 

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Douglas County Libraries - Fall Reading Buddy Program

The James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch is now accepting applications for our Fall Reading Buddies program. Teen volunteers are needed to serve as Big Buddies. Each Big Buddy will be paired with a child in first through third grade and will help them become a stronger reader.  Selected volunteers will meet with a child one and a half hours a week; the program runs October 16 through December 11, 2018.  Program volunteers can complete up to 12 hours of Community Service.

Applications are due no later than October 5, 2018.

Please see the attached application for further details or contact the Highlands Ranch Library at 303-791-7323.

Reading Buddies Application

Stone Canyon Outdoor Ed is looking for male volunteers

Stone Canyon is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our Fall High School Leadership Program! This program is for high school students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade. High school leaders (HSL) are camp counselors for our outdoor education program. HSLs supervise campers in the bunks, eat with students during meals, and support our staff in activities and lessons. The overall goals of a High School Lead are to 1) Help maintain the physical and emotional safety of ALL campers, 2) Create authentic connections with campers over the course of the trip, and 3) Support the program staff in all lessons/activities.  This experience provides High School Leaders with 43 hours of community service for a three day and two-night program. There is no cost to participating in this program.


This is a highly competitive program, and spots are limited. High School Leaders are responsible for the safety and well-being of the students who attend our overnight field trip, because of the incredible responsibility that comes with this opportunity we want to ensure they we hire students ready for the challenge. All potential HSLs are asked to complete an application, and our hiring team at Stone Canyon will review all application submitted by the deadline, September 7th. (link to the application can be found below)


It is expected that selected leaders attend training that corresponds to their trip. We offer online training or onsite training on October 20th. We will provide transportation from Douglas County High School, and lunch will be provided as well. Training will run from 8 am until 4 pm.


1)    There is no cost for this volunteer opportunity.

2)    High school volunteers do miss school; volunteers need their teachers to sign an approval form acknowledging they are aware and OK with the student missing the time in class.

3)    For transportation for the Outdoor Education dates, we will pick up the students at the elementary school that is attending outdoor ed; the high school leaders will travel back with the school on the last day of the program.



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