Community Service Requirement Guidelines
Community service/volunteerism is a constructive way to see that one person can make a difference. Students can learn a sense of responsibility, experience the value of working with others, and understand that there are needs greater than their own.
In order to satisfy the requirement of 60 hours of community service, the chosen activities must fall within the following guidelines. All hours must be documented. It is strongly recommended that advisors approve the service activities in advance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: How are the hours recorded?
Answer: Hours are recorded by advisors in PowerSchool. Students need to have the adult who supervised the community service fill out the form that is found at the bottom of this page and then the student will turn that form into his/her advisor, who will then put the hours into PowerSchool.
Question: Can students volunteer for a political campaign?
Answer: Yes, students can earn community service hours by working for a political candidate's campaign or a campaign for a particular issue.
Question: Can students do more than the 60-hour requirement?
Answer: Absolutely! Students can do as many hours above the requirement as they want. Students should collect documentation for all the hours they do.
Question: When can students begin their hours?
Answer: Students can start logging hours the day after they graduate from eighth grade.
Question: Can students do community service work in different communities, states, or countries?
Answer: Yes, the service work should follow the guidelines and get documented like any other activity.
Question: Do students have to use the official form for logging community services hours?
Answer: Students can use the official form or have the adult “supervisor” e-mail their advisors.
Suggested Community Service Activities
Community service opportunities are listed in the Daily Bulletin and posted to YHSStudent.
If a student thinks that a particular activity should count toward the community service requirement, but the student’s advisor is either in doubt about the appropriateness of the activity or feels that the activity should not count, the issue can be referred to the principal for a final decision.