Frequently Asked Questions


Phoenix Service

What is Phoenix Service?

Phoenix Service is a volunteering organization at Raleigh Charter High School. It is an avenue for all RCHS students to get involved in the community and give back. For more information, visit some of the pages to the left!

Are there any fees involved?

NO, this is completely free!

Is the Phoenix a club?

No. It is a school-wide organization that matches students who choose to get involved to volunteer opportunites . No obligations and no exclusiveness.


Is this the same thing as Key Club?

No, the organization is unique to Raleigh Charter. Although the purpose of the organization will be to serve the community, like Key Club, it is not just Key Club with a different name. Unlike Key Club, the new organization will always be open to any student and have no hour requirement.


How can I lead an activity?

If you were active in Key Club before or if you become a Service Explorer, you can sign up for an Activity Leader training session. After the session, you can either find your own event to lead or we will match you up with an event that needs a leader.


What counts as an event?

Activities that make a positive impact on the community, environment, or school. Most events will be activities we have approved and organized, although we may accept other activities, such as helping a teacher, on a case by case basis.


How can I submit an event?

Fill out the Activity Request form on our FORMS page

*We will not be able to support all activities.

*Requests must come in at least 2 weeks in advance for events taking place off campus or with outside organizations.



How do you count hours?

We don’t. There is no minimum requirement for being in the club, but in order to become a Service Explorer, six total events are needed.



I was a part of a volunteer activity outside of school; does it count towards my Service Explorer status?

The activity has to meet the requirements under the “What is an Event” section. That is, it activities that make a positive impact on the community, environment, or school. Most events will be activities we have approved beforehand.


When will the meetings be?

There will not be regular meetings, although we’ll have service socials a few times throughout the year to discuss events, share experiences, and eat food.