In order to graduate from high school in Ontario every student must complete and document a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer community service.
Note that these are volunteer activities that serve your community. Consult the WCDSB Community Involvement website for activities that are eligible and activities that are not eligible. For example, eligible community service activities are non-paid and out of class time, and not part of a course requirement. Activities that are unsafe, involve routine chores or responsibilities in your home, or roles that would normally be done by a paid employee are not eligible for community service hours. Please be wary of for-profit businesses that offer volunteer opportunities (e.g. Halloween scare park). These may be a good way to gain work experience but they are not community service.
- Need volunteer hours? www.VolunteerWR.ca is a good place to search for safe activities that are eligible for Community Service Hours
- Submit your community service hours using the online Community Involvement Activity Record form