Community service hours are not required for high school graduation, however, to qualify for many scholarships, including Florida Bright Futures, community service hours are needed. I encourage all students to earn a minimum of 100 hours of community service.
“COMMUNITY SERVICE” IS ALTRUISTIC IN NATURE, WITH THE GOAL OF BENEFITTING THE COMMUNITY AND ITS NEEDS. COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS ARE TO BE COMPLETED FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND MUST BE COMPLETED OUTSIDE OF STUDENT’S REGULAR SCHOOL AND/OR WORK SCHEDULE AND MUST BE NON-PAID.
Get Connected Volunteer Portal
Feel free to sign up on Get Connected as a user where you can indicate your cause preferences that will alert you on a weekly basis for needs that match your preference. In order to ‘respond’ to a volunteer you will need to sign up which is fast and easy. Register and create password: http://unitedwaypasco.galaxydigital.com/user/register/
Get Connected benefits to volunteers:
- An easy, one stop place to search for local opportunities (by age, cause, distance, etc.)
- Customize your own volunteer profile (as a user) with your cause preference and interest/skills
- Receive email updates only for the areas of interest to you
- Volunteer profile tracks your hours and you can also have hours approved online
- Great for school volunteer hours toward scholarships (and select community hours)
- Easy to share on social media
- Volunteer assignments available for various age groups
- When responding to a volunteer need you will be in contact directly with the non profit organization
Don’t know how or where to volunteer? Click below for a list of organizations in the local area that you can volunteer with. Volunteer Opportunities