Community Service
  • How to Document Community Service:
    Please provide the following:
  • 1.    Who did the community service?
  • 2.    What service was performed?
  • 3.    When and where it occurred?
  • 4.    Number of hours completed
  • 5.    Signature of supervisor
  • Community Service at School:  Please use our Community Service Hours Sheet

    Community Service outside the school:  Please have the information on company / business letterhead

     

    What are the requirements for community service?

    • Students must perform volunteer services on their own time, which can include lunch breaks and after school.
    • Fundraising for non-profit organizations or charities is acceptable.
    • Service may be volunteered to the school and/or the community.
    • Service may be performed for profit-making organizations ONLY if they are institutions like hospitals or nursing homes.
    • Volunteer work for a religious or political organization will ONLY count as volunteer hours if, for example, your church youth group helps with the Special Olympics or the political organization promotes non-partisan activities, such as voter registration.
    • Vacation Bible School and working in the church nursery are acceptable.

    What does NOT count towards community service?
    Service rendered as a prerequisite for employment.

    Service performed for a student's family, neighbors, or friends or for profit-making organizations.

    Attendance at self-improvement workshops, conferences, or competitions.

    Service performed a s result of disciplinary action taken by the school or courts.

    Participation in Varsity or Junior Varsity athletics, or regularly scheduled band or chorus performances.

    Common activities such as acolyte, altar server, lay reader, church choir and clerical work for religious organizations.

    Babysitting

    Any paid service

    Volunteer service work involving academic requirements for a class

     *The above criteria will not cover all circumstances.  If a question exists regarding the acceptance of an activity for volunteer service, the student's school counselor should approve the service prior to the student's participation.

     

    Possible Volunteer Opportunities in the Community

    • Kissimmee Little League
    • Osceola Regional Hospital
    • Elementary and Middle Schools
    • Nursing Homes
    • Assisting Teachers at GHS
    • Humane Society/Animal Shelter
    • Heavenly Hooves
    • Public Library
    • Give Kids the World
    • Relay for Life
    • Gift for Teaching
    • Mission Trips
    • Scouts
    • Red Cross
    • School Food Banks
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