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. Volunteer time is not counted for meetings, class fundraising or club fundraising, donations or for helping neighbors (ie mowing lawns, raking leaves etc) or babysitting of friends or family. Volunteer hours can not be verified by a family member regardless of the employment of family member, please obtain a different person that is able to verify hours.

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.

Below you can see where x2VOL is located in Naviance!

x2VOL Linking Instructions 2023

Resources for Community Service Opportunities

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

Seattle Humane Society has a list of Community Service Projects that can be completed remotely.


The Red Cross has volunteer opportunities.


Hopelink has limited volunteer opportunities available.
The Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) is launching new virtual volunteering opportunities in response to Covid-19.


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


Points of Light Virtual Volunteer opportunities


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


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


All for Good allows students to search for volunteer projects by location has put together an extensive list of virtual volunteering opportunities

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.