Community Service



Although community service hours are not a requirement to graduate, they are required for Bright Futures Scholarships and are a positive addition to college applications. 

In accordance with 2022 legislation, updated guidelines and criteria for community service and paid work hours are posted below.

»» UPDATED* Community Service Log and Reflection 2023-2024 ««


• Determine an area/topic in the community where you would like to make an impact.
• Research the types of volunteer activities available in our community.
• Contact the organization with whom you are interested in volunteering and determine
     1) the steps to become a volunteer,
     2) if they have volunteer openings for the dates/activities you are interested in,
     3) who the contact will be to verify your hours and participation in the activity.
Note: Supervisors must be non-family member with organization who directly supervises the student during the activity outside of the home.
• If you have a question regarding whether the service activity is acceptable, reach out to your guidance counselor.

Steps for Students to Complete During Volunteering
• Keep track of hours, dates, and activities completed during service to verify with your community service supervisor.

Steps for Students to Complete After Volunteering/Paid Work
• For paid work, students will need to submit a copy of their pay stub to their guidance counselor.
• Make a copy of all completed forms for your records.
• Students provides reflection log (in the downloadable forms above) to your guidance counselor with all required signatures included. 

* Note: The previous "Community Service Proposal Form"  for pre-approval is no longer part of the community service process. However, students are strongly encouraged to consult with their guidance counselor to ensure their hours will count prior to completing the hours.

*Note: Students cannot obtain Bright Futures community service hours for being a student assistant  (Warrior to Warrior) or attending club meetings. Download the Community Service Log and Reflection form for guidelines of eligible and ineligible hours.

Need help searching for local or virtual community service opportunities? 

» Community Service and Job Opportunities are often posted in Canvas in the "College and Career Center" module in the "Student Body" course. They are also posted on the CCC Instagram @wohs_ccc

» Visit and  In-person volunteer opportunities must address a social problem or concern with a non-profit organization to meet pre-approval qualification requirements on the community service proposal form.

Important Reminders

» Students can combine community service hours and paid work hours to meet the Bright Futures requirements.

» Students are advised to make a copy of all documents before submitting.

» Teachers/Club Sponsors/Coaches do not accept nor submit community service forms on behalf of student

» Students cannot obtain Bright Futures community service hours for being a student assistant, or for attending club meetings.

» Students are required to submit all completed community service hours, forms, and required signatures to the student services office or their guidance counselor. 

» All volunteer community service hours will begin the summer prior to entering high school; volunteer hours prior to the summer of 9th grade will not be counted.

» As of January 1, 2016 community services hours must be turned in within the current academic year.

Students should contact their guidance counselor with any questions.