Volunteer – Community Involvement Hours
Have you finished your mandatory 40 hours of Community Involvement in order to earn your high school diploma?
SERVICE CLUBS: run games, special events and walk-a-thons.
SPORTS/RECREATION: coach children; volunteer refereeing in charity games; run Special Olympics and summer games; be a leisure buddy.
COMMUNITY EVENTS: assist with winter carnival; organize parades and fall fairs.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS: participate in community cleanup, tree planting and recycling programs.
VOLUNTEERING FOR SENIORS: help with crafts or reading; remove snow and clean up homes and yards.
COMMUNITY PROJECTS: help at food banks and hospitals; provide support services for the housebound or the disabled; participate at humane societies.
RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES: organize youth activities; teach or help with children’s programs and classes; lead special events, assist with clerical tasks.
COMMITTEES: take a role on advisory boards, neighbourhood associations and regional associations.
HIGH SCHOOL: participate in tutoring; organize fund-raising, environmental projects, and special events approved by the Principal.
CLUBS AND YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS: volunteer in or lead activities organized by these groups.
CHILDREN/YOUTH: help at drop-in centres, breakfast clubs, after-school and March-break programs; help in summer games, playgrounds, camps and child-care centres.
ARTS/CULTURE: assist in galleries, libraries, theatres, museums and heritage sites. STUDENT PROPOSALS: take leadership roles or assist with civic projects.
For 2021/22 School Year the following previously ineligible student activities are now eligible:
- Takes Place during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day
- Students should not miss school to earn these hours
- Would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace (up to 10 hours)
- Any activity that provides direct financial benefit or gain to the student or student’s family (up to 10 hours)
- Consists of duties normally performed in the home (i.e daily chores) or personal recreation activities
- Is a requirement of a class or course in which the student is enrolled (e.g. Co-operative Education, job shadowing)
- Takes place in a logging or mining environment (if the student is under sixteen years of age)
- Takes place in a factory (if the student is under fifteen years of age)
- Takes place in a workplace other than a factory (if the student is under fourteen years of age, and is not accompanied by an adult)
- Involves the operation of a vehicle, power tools, or scaffolding Involves the administration of any type or form of medication or medical procedure to other persons.
- Involves the handling of substances classed as “designated substances” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Requires the knowledge of a tradesperson whose trade is regulated by the provincial government
- Involves banking or the handling of securities, or the handling of jewelry, works of art, antiques or other valuables
- Involves a court-ordered program (e.g. community-service program for young offenders, probationary program)
- Any activity that causes a student to contravene his/her school code of conduct
- Association with any organization that does not meet the ethical and legal standards, policies, procedures and regulations of both the Ministry of Education and the Upper Grand District School Board
- Any activity that provides direct financial benefit or gain to the student or student’s family
Please click on the links below to learn more information, and to find out about volunteer opportunities in the Norwell community.
Community Involvement Program – Upper Grand District School Board
Groups, Clubs and Organizations – Town of Minto
Here is the recording page: 2021 Community Involvement Activity Notification And Completion Revised
For more information: CIB_manual