To graduate, every student in secondary school must complete 40 hours of volunteer community involvement.
Students may choose to help their community, their neighbours, or their school. Community involvement
Individuals and organizations may be asked by the student to sponsor a community involvement activity. The sponsor must agree to be responsible for any training, equipment, or special preparation that is required for the activity. It is crucial that students are able to fulfill their requirements in a safe environment. The person overseeing the student’s activity must then verify the date(s) and the number of hours completed on the”Completion of Community Involvement Activities” form (available at all secondary schools).
Parents should help their child select community involvement activities Parents are also encouraged to contact the community sponsor and the school with questions or concerns A parent must sign the “Notification of Planned Community Involvement Activities” form and the “Completion of Community Activities” form if the student is under the age of 18.
With the help of your parents, you will select an appropriate activity. If the activity is not on the Board’s list of approved activities, the Principal must sign the “Notification of Planned Community Involvement Activities” form before you begin earning your hours. Then, you must complete and submit their “Completion of Community Activities” form.
Accumulation of community involvement hours may begin the summer after grade 8.
Principals are responsible for sharing information with parents, students and community sponsors. Principals are responsible for ensuring that the completed community involvement hours are entered on the student’s official transcript.
The activities listed below are approved by Trillium Lakelands DSB for completion of the community involvement requirement:
Remember — you must discuss with the Principal any activities not listed above before they are started in order for them to count toward the 40 hour total.
Are there any activities that are not eligible for hours?
In addition to the Ministry of Education’s list of ineligible activities Trillium Lakelands DSB does not permit the following: