COMMUNITY SERVICE is volunteerism that occurs in the community -
Any action taken to meet the needs of others and/or better the community as a whole.
KRHS requires 20 hours community service in order to graduate.Hours may be accrued at any time between the summer prior to freshman year-graduation (this includes holidays and vacations).It is suggested that seniors get their hours in by March of the graduation year.
Acceptable community service guidelines:
Such fields as health care, child care, literacy training, education (including tutorial services), welfare, social services, transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, crime prevention and control, recreation, rural development, and community improvement;
Support services to students and others with disabilities
Activities in which a student serves as a mentor for such purposes as tutoring, supporting educational and recreational activities.
Other activities might include, but are not limited to:
Cleaning a park
Collecting much needed items including clothes, food, bottle tabs.
Getting involved with Habitat for Humanity/Food Pantries/SPCA
Reading or other activities with people in nursing homes, hospitals,and/or schools
Helping out your local fire or police department
Helping with a local youth sports team
Warner Fall Foliage/Hospital Days or other community fairs.
Based on the definition of community service and the examples above, the following DO NOT qualify for Kearsarge Regional High School Community Service hours:
Any paid activity
Any family related activity
Any fund raising that benefits student run organizations or sports teams; i.e. school dances, bake sales, car washes, etc. (however, community service performed through a group such as NHS or Student to Student is acceptable)
Any activity/business that generates a profit.
Students should have their community service hours pre-approved by their parent/guardian. Forms should then be turned in to your ADVISOR.Paperwork will be ultimately stored with Mrs. Chase in Guidance.If you have any questions about whether an activity will be accepted for graduation requirement, please contact Amanda Chase 927-2317.
Please use the Community Service form posted below to document hours.