Students must earn forty (40) hours of Community Service as one of their graduation requirements. Students may begin to earn these hours once they complete their eight (8th) grade year. Community service hours must be done for a nonprofit organization. The hours may be earned all at one time, or in any manner that meets the student’s schedule, during his/her high school years, but must be completed prior to the student’s participation in a commencement ceremony and the granting of a diploma.
At Interlake, we recognize students who log more than 100 hours at graduation. Students who earn more than 100 hours ( and log the hours in x2vol) will be able to wear a community service honor cord at the Interlake graduation ceremony.
Logging and Keeping Track of Your Community Service Hours
- Go to your Student Portal
- Log in to your Naviance account – you use Clever to login which is your BSD email and password the same one you use to log into your computer.
- Scroll down the page and click on the x2VOL tab.
- If you are asked to put in your Last Name and Student ID Number, please do so.
- Complete your x2VOL profile the first time you access x2VOL.
- Set your password if you’d like to use the mobile app and select a class group (your graduation year).
- Log your hours by clicking “Add Hours” and then “Create New”
PowerPoint that shows you step by step how to log your hours.
We know that many of you have ideas and places where you already volunteer. Here are some possibilities for other volunteering you could do. With COVID, adjustments have been made and some organizations are not signing off on school community services hours right now. Please check any COVID restrictions, or other limitations an agency may have. Also, be creative, you can ask them if there are other things you might do… and you can have some suggestions of your own to propose!
SOME IDEAS FOR VOLUNTEERING
- Search for volunteer projects at All for Good
- As a Rainier Athletes mentor, you are matched with a Rainier Athletes student who you will connect with weekly. You will undergo both pre and post match training and have the ongoing support of a dedicated Mentor Coach. https://www.rainierathletes.org/ra-mentor-application
- Eastside Friends of Seniors. They provide volunteer-based services to seniors facing the challenges of aging and independent living in the Eastside communities. https://eastsidefriendsofseniors.org/volunteer/
- Operation Gratitude. Their goal is to forge strong bonds between U.S. Citizens and their military and first responder heroes through volunteer services projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagement in communities. https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks-virtual/
- Volunteering through Public Service: How to Gain Experience through Giving Back
- Student’s Guide to Volunteering in College
- Bellevue Lifespring- Their mission is to foster stability and self-sufficiency for Bellevue’s children and their families through programs that provide food, clothing, education, and emergency assistance.
- Check out the Red Cross virtual options.
- VolunteenNation helps students find volunteer opportunities in their communities.
- Volunteer March has a large director of virtual opportunities.
- EarthCorp still has outdoor volunteering. https://www.earthcorps.org/
- Bloodworks Northwest. Donate blood or plasma. Must be 16 or older. https://www.bloodworksnw.org/
- United Way of King County has two websites where you can find volunteer information. They have specific volunteering around COVID, virtual opportunities… Check out all of the choices. https://www.volunteermatch.org/, https://www.uwkc.org/volunteer/
- Eastside Baby Corner. Organize a donation drive to gather needed items. https://babycorner.org/organize-a-drive/
- Youthlink (through the City of Bellevue) is a great community involvement/leadership organization. Working with Youthlink is often more long-term. http://www.youthlink.com/get_involved.html
- Farmer Frog. A local farm focused on school education for children and young college students. Volunteer to work on the farm gardening, planting plants and vegetables, working with the animals, or helping build fences, hydroponic systems, etc. https://farmerfrog.org/
- East West Food Rescue. Supports farmers and feeds those in need by providing food to school districts, food banks, churches, senior living, etc. https://eastwestfoodrescue.org/
- Working with the elderly or older people through hospitals or Assisted Living Centers by writing letters, playing music for them, engaging in Zoom conversations, teaching them tech, etc… Eastside Friends of Seniors is one place to find information for this. https://cm2efs.neworg.com/default.asp?pagenum=1
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How to Log Hours
How to Register
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