The following form must be turned into Student Services WITH a letterhead from the agency or organization where the hours are completed at.
Downloadable Community Service Form
Fill out and return to Jennifer Batchelor
Guidelines for Community Service Hours and Volunteer Information
Community service hours are required for the Florida Academic Scholars Award level of the Bright Futures program. Although no other level requires these hours, there are several other scholarship opportunities that do require, or look favorably upon students that have documented volunteer hours.
- Students may begin to earn hours beginning the summer after 8th grade (once officially promoted).
- Per district policy, community service hours are to be altruistic in nature, non-paid, and outside of a student’s school hours.
- Students may volunteer at not-for-profit agencies only. Examples – Church* (Participating in community service projects), Boys & Girls clubs, YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, Community Athletic Association, Schools (Sport events, club projects), hospitals and nursing homes.