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 eighth (8th) grade year.  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.

For volunteer time to count as community service, time must be volunteered with a non-profit organization. A nonprofit designation and tax-exempt status are given only to organizations that further religious, scientific, charitable, educational, literary, public safety or cruelty-prevention causes or purposes. Examples of nonprofit organizations include hospitals, universities, national charities, churches, and foundations.

The online community service recording system, x2VOL (Time to Volunteer), can be accessed through your Naviance account. With this system, you will be able to:

  • Log your own hours
  • Look for community service opportunities
  • track the number of hours you have served

Before you begin, you need to link your Naviance account with the x2VOL system. Once you have completed this linking, you will be able to add in any hours of community service you complete. All you need is the name and email address of the person supervising your time at the event. Click on the x2VOL Linking Instructions below for step by step instructions. If you need help logging into your Naviance account please come and see your counselor or the counseling secretary in the main office.

Resources for Community Service Opportunities

Fall 2020

 

Community Service is any service that is done for non-profit agencies and organizations and/or religious organizations. School service is also included.

Project Sidewalk– Virtually explore city streets and identify accessibility issues. https://sidewalk-sea.cs.washington.edu/
Seattle Humane Society has a list of Community Service Projects that can be completed remotely.

 

https://www.seattlehumane.org/get-involved/teen-programs/

 

The Red Cross has virtual volunteer opportunities.

https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html

 

Hopelink has limited volunteer opportunities available. https://www.hopelink.org/take-action/volunteer#collapseOne
The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is launching new virtual volunteering opportunities in response to Covid-19.

 

https://www.fimrc.org/virtual-volunteer-programs

 

The following sites provide lists or a searchable database of opportunities from a variety of organizations

 

College Transitions website has a list of virtual volunteer opportunities for high school students– translating, tutoring, become a digital advocate for the Red Cross are just a few examples

 

 

https://www.collegetransitions.com/blog/virtual-volunteer-opportunities-for-high-school-students/

 

Points of Light Virtual Volunteer opportunities

 

https://www.pointsoflight.org/virtual-volunteering-opportunities/

 

Volunteer Match provides a large directory of volunteer opportunities including virtual opportunities

 

https://www.volunteermatch.org/

 

Volunteen Nation helps high school students find volunteer opportunities in their community

 

http://www.volunteennation.org/

 

All for Good allows students to search for volunteer projects by location

 

https://www.allforgood.org/search

 

CiscoLive.com has put together an extensive list of virtual volunteering opportunities

 

https://www.ciscolive.com/c/dam/r/ciscolive/us/docs/2020/pdf/web/Cisco-Live-2020-Virtual-Volunteering.pdf