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NEW!

Students graduating in June 2022 require only 20 hours of volunteer service. Current grade 9, 10, and 11 students will require 40 hours. Any Grade 12 student who is not successful this year (i.e. does not graduate in June 2022) will need to perform the usual 40 hours of volunteer service when they graduate next year. Full details here.

SUMMARY

The Ministry of Education has made it easier for students to accumulate volunteer hours this year:

  • Current Grade 12’s on track to graduate in June, 2022 need only 20 hours of volunteer service
  • All students (aged 14 and over) can now claim 10 hours of volunteer service from their part time job!
  • The types of activities we will accept as volunteer service have been expanded
  • NOTE: Current Grade 12’s not on track to graduate and all current Grade 9-11 students will need 40 hours

Examples of activities we will now accept as volunteer service include:

  • Volunteering for a Non-Profit Organization (Canadian Blood Services, etc.)
  • Household responsibilities (walking the dog, cleaning the kitchen, etc.)
  • Caring for/helping a sibling (walking to school, babysitting, etc.)
  • Activities planned through a school club/group (campus clean-up, fund raising, etc.)
  • Supporting school-based initiatives (helping with parents’ night, etc.)
  • Tutoring
  • Snow/leaf removal

STEPS TO CLAIM YOUR HOURS FROM THE LIST ABOVE

  1. Download the Record of Hours form hwdsb.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Community-Service-Form-2.pdf
  2. Complete the fillable form, print, sign the bottom, have your parent/guardian sign (if under 18), scan it to a .pdf (iPhones do this via the Notes app), include your name in the filename
  3. Go to The Hub and upload this file to the Guidance course’s drop box, or e-mail it to your guidance counsellor

STEPS TO CLAIM YOUR 10 HOURS FROM YOUR PART-TIME JOB

  1. Download the reflection activity at hwdsb.on.ca/ancasterhigh/files/2020/11/reflection.pdf
  2. Complete the fillable form, save the file, include your name in the filename. No signatures required
  3. Go to The Hub and upload this file to the Guidance course’s drop box, or e-mail it to your guidance counsellor
  4. This automatically grants you 10 hours. No need to also list this on the Record of Hours form
Updated on Wednesday, February 02, 2022.
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