Community Service/Work Hours for Bright Futures

Community service plans and documentation have recently changed. Please see the link below for the new community service/work hours requirements: Community Service/work hours submission Form(New form)

Once your community service/work hours are complete, you must submit the Community Service/work hours Log and Reflection using the Community Service/work hours Final Submission in order for your hours to be recorded.

Community Service Area locations:

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). 

Frequently asked questions and important points

1. Court mandated community service.
2. 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.
3. Any activity which can be interpreted primarily as proselytizing, religious devotion or posting political signs around the neighborhood.
4. 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 or hosting a foreign exchange student). The student's parent cannot be the supervisor.
5. Donations, such as Locks of Love, giving blood, donating money, donating food, collecting items, etc.
6. Student may not receive academic credit or licensure for service work performed (ex: First Aid/CPR, school course, school drama production where course credit is earned).
7. 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.
8. Participation on a sports team or a performance of any kind.
9. Helping at an event that is not fully open to the community, where people must pay to participate.
     Examples of events that don't qualify: School football games, road race like a 5K, performances, etc. 
10. Work hours must be completed after June 27, 2022. You must submit 100 work hours to use work hours for the Bright Futures Scholarship. You have to supply a paystub from your work location at a job where your income is taxable. Work hours cannot be combined with Community Service hours to make 100.  100 work hours are required for FAS and FMS Bright Futures Scholarships.
  1. Kindred Hospice of Orlando
  2. Oakland Nature Preserve
  3. Volunteermatch.org
  4. One Heart for Women and Children 
  5. Second Harvest Food Bank
  6. Matthew's Hope
  7.  Hands on Orlando
  8. Orlando Health Dr. Phillips Hospital
  9. Red Cross
  10. Salvation Army
  11. Orange County Public Library
  12. The Center of Orlando for LGBTQ+
  13. Florida Immigrant Coalition
  14. Florida State Parks
  15. Meals on Wheels
  16.  Central Florida Zoo
  17. United Way
  18. City of Orlando 
  19. Basecamp.org
  20. VolunteerFlorida.org
  21. Zebra Coalition
  22. Habitat for Humanity Orlando
  23. Mustard Seed of Orlando
  24. Special Olympics
  25. American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
  26. Human Rights Campaign
  27. Trevor Project
  28. Orlando Museum of Art
  29. Kids Beating Cancer
  30. Orange County Animal Services
  31. Nehrling Gardens, Gotha   
  32. Orlando Health at ORMC