Pathways to Service (Community Service)
To qualify for the special Service Designation, students will have completed 50 volunteer hours by April 30th of the graduating year.
Why Should I Volunteer? Volunteerism benefits the community, and provides the opportunity:
- To explore different career fields.
- To gain valuable contacts for future job or internship opportunities.
- To provide colleges a student’s volunteer service record.
- To meet the requirements for many scholarships.
- To learn new skills or enhance skills in your area of interest.
- To be recognized at the Senior graduation with a special Service cord to be worn during the graduation ceremony.
- To receive a special diploma designation.
- To receive an Award at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony.
What Counts for Volunteer Hours? To be recorded, your Volunteer Service Hours must meet the following criteria:
- Hours worked during the summer count for the next school year.
- Hours worked for other school groups (National Honor Society, Student Council, NAHS, Key Club) do count, as long as they meet all other criteria. Hours for class credit: PIG, do not.
- Hours must be authorized by the beneficiary of the work, or by a supervisor of the program sponsoring the event. NOT A PARENT.
- Only actual working hours count: travel and sleep hours do not
- Interning/job shadowing do not.