Below is the information that students need to facilitate the timely completion of their senior community service hours.
Community Service Requirements
Students graduating from the Snohomish School District must complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of community service during senior year with an organization that meets the criteria below:
- The organization must be a non-profit, 501(c)3 and offer service opportunities that are community oriented.
- School district service opportunities will be allowed if the Community Service Committee has concluded that the opportunity has significant community impact. These school district activity must be educational in nature and be performed at the middle school/elementary level. No school district sport activities are permitted. No booster club or other fundraising activities will be allowed. Service done as part of being in a high school club does not count. In general, all district activities must be pre-approved.
- A minimum of eight (8) hours is required of all students. The required hours must be performed outside of the school day.
- Private daycare providers with a 501(c)3 designation will not be accepted unless also approved by the United Way.
Information regarding religious organizations
While students may not count religious activities simply because they promote a certain religion, we recognize that many religious-based organizations conduct service opportunities that have significant community impact. Use the following as a guide to help determine which religious-based activities would and would not be approved:
- Must be service-based and to ensure qualification should be pre-approved using our permission form prior to starting your service.
- Examples of service that may be approved: serving the homeless, clothing/food drives, serving the elderly, etc.
- Examples of service that would likely not be approved: teaching Sunday school, participating in church band/choir, or ministering on behalf of your faith.