Community Service

Every graduating student must complete a minimum of 40 community hours, as part of the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility, and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their community.

If students complete hours outside of the school, they require a letter from their sponsor.

Community Service Letter Requirements

  • Name of student – first and last name
  • Name of organization – on organization letterhead is preferred
  • Number of hours completed
  • Detailed list of duties completed (ex. Sarah H completed 40 hours serving food for our veterans…)
  • Contact information of organizer for follow up

Please contact our school office directly if you have questions about community services hours and which activities are accepted.

Community Service Hours Form

If you are using 10 hours from your part time job, please download the reflection requirements and submit the completed forms to your guidance counsellor.

Community Service Reflection

New Opportunity for Volunteer Hours – Write Letters to Seniors who are Alone

Please click on the link for more information on how to make a difference in a senior’s life.

Volunteer Hours High School Students

New Opportunity for Volunteer Hours – Cancer Kids First

The Cancer Kids First has volunteers make cards and other artworks for children who have cancer. Participants receive volunteer hours for their time and the best part is they will help brighten the day of a child with cancer.

https://www.cancerkidsfirst.org/volunteer

Want to help your community and earn volunteer hours? 

Helpful websites for finding volunteer placements and suggestions during Covid. 

Volunteer Opportunities

  1. City of Burlington https://www.burlington.ca/en/your-city/current-volunteer-opportunities.asp
  2. Volunteer Halton www.volunteerhalton.ca
  3. Saint Vincent de Paul http://www.ssvp.on.ca/rc/index.php
  4. Habitat for Humanity http://www.habitathm.ca
  5. St. Paul the Apostle https://www.stpaultheapostleburlington.com
  6. Burlington Green – Youth Network
    • Helping youth help the planet
    • Whether you’re a member of your high school eco-club, you’re looking for ways to get your volunteer hours or are simply interested in helping the planet, we need your help!
    • Get involved today. burlingtongreen.org

Volunteer Hours

  • Community Development Halton: 1-855-395-8807

Habitat for Humanity Looking For Volunteers

Burlington Youth Student Council

Here is some exciting news about the 2021 Burlington Youth Student Council! 

This is a great opportunity for youth to get involved, gain volunteer hours and provide thoughts and feedback to help build the City of Burlington.  This year there is a vast array of guest speakers looking for youth engagement and feedback on their projects, including our City Councillors and our Mayor!

The Burlington Youth Student Council is made up of high school-aged students from Burlington coming together to discuss key themes and ways to take action in their City:         
Listen to presentations about upcoming City projects and directions and provide feedback, ideas and comments.         
Bring information back to your student body and be the connection between the City and your school.
 
Volunteer Hours Participating youth can receive volunteer hours for their time and contributions.  

Virtual Meetings All meetings are held online and can be accessed by clicking on the links below at the time of the meeting. 

Interested in joining?
Please reach out to Lisa Crapsi, lisa.crapsi@burlington.ca

Meeting Dates Key dates for monthly meeting, topics and speakers: 

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
6 to 7 p.m.  
Introduction Meeting 

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 
4 to 5:30 p.m. 
Halton Women’s Place, Jerusha Mack 

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Integrated Mobility Plan, Steve Lucas 

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Climate Change Adaption Plan, Fleur Storace-Hogan 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Councillor Shawna Stolte 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Councillor Lisa Kearns 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
6 to 7:30 p.m.
BurlingtonGreen, Kale Black 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Festivals & Events; Volunteer & Get Involved 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Meed-Ward 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Councillor Paul Sharman 

Tuesday June 8, 2021
6 to 7:30 p.m.  
Councillor Nisan & Councillor Galbraith
 Burlington Youth Student Council’s new platform can be found at www.getinvolvedburlington.ca/bysc
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