Senior Community Service Requirements

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    Students graduating from the Snohomish School District must complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of community service during senior year that meets the criteria below:

    • Serve an organization that is non-profit, 501(c)3 and offers service opportunities that are community oriented.
    • A minimum of eight (8) hours is required of all students. The required hours must be performed outside of the school day and can be done anytime between June 1, 2018 and May 29, 2019.
    • No “Double Dipping.” The service must be a stand-alone eight (8) hours. This means you should not be gaining from doing this service in any capacity besides fulfilling your senior requirement. You may not be paid for your time, earn credit from a class, fulfill a court order, earn another award or honor, etc. It should also not be something that you are doing as part of a being in a school club or activity.
    • Record your hours on the GP Verification Form and get it signed by someone at the organization who supervised your service.

    School District Opportunities

    • Must be service based and must be pre-approved using our permission form prior to starting your service (no later than May 1)
    • No booster club or other athletic/activity fundraising activities will be allowed.
    • Examples of service that may be approved: an organized campus cleanup, helping an outside organization who is hosting an event at our school, helping with an elementary school science fair or other activity that could not be accomplished without the help of volunteers, etc.
    • Examples of service that would likely not be approved: Anything done as part of being in a particular class, club, activity, or sport. If it is something your club is doing as a group, you cannot also count it for your senior hours (see “double dipping”).

    Religious Organizations

    • Must be service based and must 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, or promoting your religion in any way.

    If you aren’t sure if it will be approved, fill out a permission form and/or email Mr. May first!