Community Service

There are three important steps you must complete for community service. 
  • #1 - Submit Community Service Proposal for approval.
  • #2 - Receive approval to begin your project.
  • #3 - Submit your Community Service Log and Refection with hours completed and the supervisor's signature.

Community service plans and documentation have recently changed. Please see the link below for the new community service hours requirements: Community Service Proposal Form 

Once you complete the Community Service Proposal Form, you will submit the completed form using the Community Service Pre-Approval Link. Requests will be checked once per week. You will receive an email approving or denying your community service request. 

Once your project is complete, you must submit the Community Service Log and Reflection using the Community Service Final Submission in order for your hours to be recorded. You MUST have prior authorization to begin a project before you can accumulate hours. 

Community Service Plan Ideas:

Community Service is defined as identifying a social issue in the community. This requires students to look beyond themselves and reach out to an issue faced by our society (i.e. poverty, abuse, elderly citizen rights). 

What hours cannot be counted?

1. Court mandated community service.
2. An activity for which a student benefited financially or materially for the community service work.
3. All forms of duty within the family. The student's family to include: parents (including step), siblings (including step), any of their grandchildren (including step) and any of their spouses, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
4. Any activity which can be interpreted primarily as proselytizing or religious devotion.
5. An activity where there is no leader or responsible adult on site to evaluate and confirm student performance (i.e., fostering an animal in your home). The student's parent cannot be the supervisor.
6. Donations, such as Locks of Love, giving blood, donating money, collecting items, etc.
7. Except for credit earned through service learning courses adopted pursuant to section 1003.497, Florida Statute, student may not receive academic credit for service work performed.
8. An activity performed by a student prior to becoming a high school student or after the student's graduation date. A student is considered a high school student the summer prior to his/her 9th grade year.
9. Participation on a a sports team or a performance of any kind.
  1. Community Reach Garage Sale benefiting the homeless
  2. Special Olympics
  4. One Heart for Women and Children 
  5. Second Harvest Food Bank
  6. Matthew's Hope
  10.  Hands on Orlando
  11. Foundation for Foster Children
  12. Orlando Health Dr. Phillips Hospital
  13. Red Cross
  14. Salvation Army
  15. Orange County Public Library
  16. The Center of Orlando for LGBTQ+
  17. Florida Immigrant Coalition
  18. Florida State Parks
  19. Meals on Wheels
  20.  Central Florida Zoo
  21. United Way
  22. City of Orlando 
  25. Zebra Coalition
  26. Habitat for Humanity Orlando
  27. Mustard Seed of Orlando
  28. Special Olympics
  29. American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
  30. Human Rights Campaign
  31. Trevor Project
  32. Orlando Museum of Art
  33. Volunteers for Community Impact
  34. Kids Beating Cancer
  35. Orange County Animal Services
  36. Nehrling Gardens, Gotha   
  37. Orlando Health at ORMC