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 Involvement Activity Form
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer Halton – Community Development
For more information on volunteering opportunities in Halton visit www.volunteerhalton.ca or check out our brochure. For more information call 1 (855) 395-8807 or (905) 632-1975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer in 30 minutes of less! There are lots of ways that you can volunteer with us. Visit habitathm.ca today. For more information, call 905-637-4446 ext 226
Royal Botanical Garden – Sat. Feb 1st and Sun. Feb. 2nd, 2020
We are holding an exciting family event called KID FEST at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2. We would love to have your students involved in this event. This community outreach and fundraising event will be held in at the RBG. This weekend-long family event will feature family fun and educational activities, as well as PBS Kids character appearances. We are looking for volunteers to wear our character costumes to interact with our guests. We are also looking for Character Escorts. We are also looking for stage acts for the event that are child oriented that would last approximately 20 minutes. There are other jobs such as greeters, ticket takers, activity table assistants, character escorts, etc. that we need too! If interested see brochure and contact Dorothy Mesmer at email@example.com or call 716 845-7000 ext 304.
The Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to support individuals impacted by a Learning Disability. They are currently in need of Volunteer Literacy Tutors in our Reading Rocks program, an 8 week program for vulnerable readers aged 6-12 who struggle with the attainment of early literacy skills due to an identified or suspected reading disability. Volunteers will be placed with a child and work one-one-one, developing hands-on, engaging activities to explicitly teach phonics, sight words, and fluency, while also working with their child to set goals, and graph their successes on a workstation poster board which celebrates the child’s success in the program. This is a great skill building opportunity that provides direct experience in teaching and tutoring, while also providing a meaningful opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. See flyer for further details.
The next session begins on January 13th. If you have any questions please contact Katie Jacobs (Executive Director) @ (905) 333-1977 readingrocks@Ldahh.ca
Mount Nemo Christian Nursing Home
We are a long-term care facility in North Burlington and are currently seeking high school students for volunteers. If interested please contact Courtney Kemp (Life Enrichment Aid) at 905-335-3636 x 208. Mount Nemo Christian Nursing Home
Burlington Public Library
Summer volunteer opportunities available: Maker Buddies Volunteers, Children Program Assistant volunteers, Summer Reading Club Volunteers. Contact Jodi Cabral (905) 639-3611 ext. 1154 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast Corner @ Notre Dame
Breakfast Corner is still looking for students to help out each morning in the cafeteria. This is a great opportunity for students to accumulate volunteer hours. If interested, students can pick up an application form on the library counter and complete this and hand it into Mrs. Hughes (Science).
St. Paul the Apostle Contemporary Choir
St. Paul the Apostle Contemporary Choir is made of a group of teens, they are currently looking for additional voices for the choir. The choir meets from 7:30 – 8:30pm on Monday evenings and sings every other Sunday morning at 9:00am. Community hours are awarded for coming to both practices and masses. For more information please see Mrs. Hughes (Science).
The Burlington Pond
Looking for volunteers (Monday – Thursday evenings). No hockey experience necessary. If interested contact Ryan at email@example.com
Kidney Clothes is looking for high school students in Brantford, Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge, Waterloo, Hamilton, Burlington and the surrounding areas to become Frosty Friends. It’s an easy way to get some of the volunteer hours needed to graduate and help Canadians living with kidney disease!
For more info contact Julie Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org.