Community Service Information

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Community Service Information 2017-08-29T19:59:32+00:00

As part of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, all students must complete 40 hours of community service over their 4 years of high school. This can begin in the summer before students begin grade 9. Community service is an opportunity to give back to others in need or support an organization that requires assistance without getting paid to do so.

Grade 12 students must submit their community service hours by May 1st of their graduating year to guidance.

Students can submit their volunteer hours to guidance if using a paper tracking sheet (Community Involvement Activity Record) or have their hours verified on the Hour Republic website.

  • Come to Guidance to speak with your counsellor or guidance secretary. We have information from any organization who has contacted us seeking support in the community. We advertise opportunities over the announcements regularly.
  • Check out our Volunteer Board outside the guidance office. We post new opportunities regularly here and monthly on our website link. Check back often.
  • Check out the website resources listed below.

This is an online volunteer database and tracking tool that students can use to record their community service hours and search for volunteer opportunities in our region. Students need to sign up online to gain access to the site.

Instruction Pamphlet

The City of Cambridge offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for students. Check out the link to explore ways to connect with your community.

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities in Cambridge and surrounding area? Visit the Cambridge United Way website, select which volunteer opportunities are ‘suitable for‘ you, which ‘community‘ you prefer to work in and press ‘search‘. Students can create a Volunteer Profile which makes it easier to apply for positions, and can notify you of new positions that meet your criteria.

  • The 3rd annual Cambridge Ribfest, ran by the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise and the Cambridge Rotary North, is taking place August 11th to August 13th, 2017 at Riverside Park. For more information on any of the 300 volunteer opportunities available, email volunteer@cambridgeribfest.com.
  • The Royal City Soccer Club is looking for volunteers to help coach soccer this summer. Opportunities are available in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. For more details call 1-800-427-0536 or to apply online, visit their website at www.royalsoccer.com.
  • The Faculty of Education’s LEAP (Laurier Enriched Academic Program) is seeking volunteers aged 15 and older to assist leaders in all aspects of their summer camp program held at the Laurier Waterloo campus. Any student interested in working with children or wanting to become a teacher are encouraged to apply for a volunteer position. The camps run both full and half days from July 3-7 and July 10-14. More information is available at www.wlu.ca/leap. The deadline for applications is June 1st. Applications also available in guidance.
  • Calling former St. Augustine Graduates and/or any other students who want to get involved! This year, St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School is celebrating their 25th anniversary. The school is looking for multiple volunteers to assist with their celebration on Thursday May 18th at the school from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. or any portion of that time. Volunteers would be running games, cleaning up and helping with any jobs needed. Please email traceylsmnk@rogers.com if you have questions or to sign up.
  • Heritage Meadows Gracious Retirement Living is looking for volunteers in the activities department. Various duties would include assisting residents during different activities, helping set up and take down different event decorations, making props/decor for events, socializing with residents, tidying up and much more. Come into guidance for more details or call Maggie at 519-620-9999 or by email at 545-actcoord@hawthornret.com.
  • Alison Neighbourhood Community Centre offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. If interested, apply online at www.alisonneighbourhood.org. ANCC is located within St. Anne school.