WHAT is community service?

Community service is a non-paying job performed by a student for the benefit of the community or its institutions.

WHY do community service?

Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most.

The only graduation requirements for community service are the hours completed through the Living Skills course. There are other classes that may assign community service as part of their coursework.

HOW to do community service?
  1. Through the Living Skills Course: Complete 15 hours of community service during Living Skills, as a part of the class.

  2. Transcript Award: Community service can be earned after students are enrolled at Gunn. Submit hours to registrar on form provided at Guidance office in 100-hour increments. Any hours to be posted on student's transcript must be completed after 8th grade promotion, and turned in to registrar by the beginning of student's senior year (date to be communicated by Registrar).

WHERE to find community service opportunities?

Websites:

http://www.volunteermatch.org/nonprofits

https://www.handsonbayarea.org

http://youthcommunityservice.org/

http://youthcommunityservice.org/sso/