Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's Community Service/Involvement Hours page

Community Service/Involvement Hours

Grade 8 students may begin completing their Community Involvement Hours during the summer prior to entering Grade 9.  If it is safe to do so, Grade 8 students, along with Grade 9 to 12 youth, may choose to start earning community services hours virtually, or consider creating a plan to meet this graduation requirement (planning time does not count towards the required 40 hours).  Students are encouraged to find specific volunteer initiatives that support their communities’ response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and these may include remote volunteer opportunities during emergency measures, such as letter-writing campaigns to seniors.

Students under 18 years old should consult with their parents to plan and select their community involvement activities.  
Previously, students would receive a record book in June to help them document accumulated hours.  As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic school closure, record books were not available to distribute in 2020.   

Additional information will be shared with students.

Students accumulating volunteer hours should acquire documentation from their supervisor to confirm their experience that will be tracked by the school and count towards the graduation requirement.

Please review the additional information:
40 Hours Community Service Involvement Liability Statement
40 Hours Community Service Involvement Roles and Responsibilities
40 Hours Community Service Involvement Hours Approved Activities
40 Hours Community Service Involvement Ineligible and Unacceptable Activities

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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