Community Service Definition
Community Service Definition:
Community Service is a non-remunerated activity (student cannot receive payment, credit, reward or other compensation for services
rendered) whereby a student provides a needed service that directly benefits our community through a professional non-profit organization.
Community Service must take place during non-instructional hours.
*Hours completed for a family member do not count for community service.
Examples of Approved Community Service Activities
The following organizations offer volunteer opportunities for youth. Contact them if you are interested in volunteering. All activities much be pre-approved in order to receive credit.
Loaves and Fishes Girl Scouts
Sacramento Zoo Lap Cats Rescue
Filipino Chamber of Commerce Special Olympics
Edna Batey Elementary School Elk Grove CSD
Boy Scouts of America Sacramento Children's Home Fundraiser
Sacramento Public Library Elk Grove Garden Club
Rock Church Youth Group Multiple Sclerosis Walk
ACC Senior Services Summerfest
Wilton Memorial Rose Garden Grace Community Church
The American River Parkway Foundation Carlton Senior Living Elk Grove
Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation SPCA
Blood Source Young Life
Chicks in Crisis Simple loaf of Bread
Consumnes River Little League Snack Bar Classy INC
and Umpiring The American River Parkway Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Elk Grove United Methodist Church
Elk Grove Wackford Blood Drive
Christ International Fellowship Center
Fall Carnival at Dillard Elementary School
Junior Eagles 8U Cheerleading Coach
Christian Sandlot Organization Youth Baseball Clinic
APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs)
EGUSD Endowment and Scholarship for LGBT fundraising
Karla J. Williams Non-Profit for Women with Cancer
AVID Peer Tutoring
Heart and Stroke Walk
CYBL (California Youth Basketball League) coach
Archangel Michael Food Closet
Elk Grove Food Bank
Interact Club activities
Key Club activities
City of Sacramento Department of Parks and Recreation
Martin Luther King Jr. 365 VSP Clinic Tours and Information
Community Service Requirement
Completion of community service hours is not a requirement of the High School Portfolio or graduation; however, it is worth ten points towards your final High School Portfolio grade. Also, students who meet the community service requirement for their 9th/10th, 11th, and 12th grade will be recognized with a community service honor cord to be worn at graduation. Students must attend PGHS for three out of four years to be eligible to earn a cord, unless they provide proof of their completion of a minimum of 55 hours of community service completed at their prior school AND the hours must meet the PGHS community service definition.
Students must receive prior approval for their activity before completing it to ensure that it meets the established community service criteria. Click here to submit your Prior Approval Form. The Prior Approval Form is also located on this website on the homepage under Quick Links. Once students' hours are approved, he/she will receive a copy of their Prior Approval Form via email. Upon completion of their activity, students are required to get a signature from their supervisor and submit the form to their Advocacy teacher by the due date.You should receive a response within 7 days. If you do not receive a response or have questions about community service, please make an appointment with Mrs. Keplinger or Dr. van Brenk, who are located in the VP Office.
Additionally, if you meet all of your Community Service Requirements, you will receive 10 points (full credit) on the 100 point Senior Portfolio grade. If you complete 2 of the 3 years, you will receive 6 points, and if you only complete 1 of the 3 years, you will still earn 3 out of 10 points on your final High School Portfolio grade.
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