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Community Service

Global Leadership Academy Community Service Information

What is required? 40 hours of community service or volunteering is required by Mapleton Public Schools as part of the graduation requirements.   

How Can Students Complete Community Service?

  1. Writing letters or notecards to the elderly or socially isolated
  2. Opportunities listed on volunteermatch.org
  3. Thrift stores, food banks, animal shelters, and other non-profit agencies
  4. Local churches for things like helping a kids activity, cleaning up, etc.

 
Please Note:
If your community service is not listed above, email Mrs. Quayle (quaylec@mapleton.us) to determine if it can “count” for community service BEFORE you start.


Examples:

COUNTS for graduation

DOES NOT COUNT for graduation

Volunteering at a non-profit

Ex: Humane society, food bank, thrift store

Unpaid work for a company or person

Ex: working for your uncle’s company

Volunteering at a kids’ summer camp

Ex: MPS sports camp, Thornton Rec. Center

Babysitting

Ex: watching your cousins

Writing notecards for the elderly

Ex: #1 above and see additional guidelines

Activities part of your family obligations

Ex: writing to your grandma, shoveling snow

Volunteering at a church

Ex: helping run a community event

Participating in regular church activities

Ex: attending service

 


When is due?

Community service should be completed by the end of your junior year and will be posted to transcripts at that time. 

For the Class of 2022: Please turn in before December 14th 2021.
 


How do I document hours?

  • Global Leadership Academy Community Service Documentation Online Form:
    • You’ll need the signature & contact information for the person who is verifying your hours. This person cannot be a member of your family/household.
    • Turn one in for each type of community service performed.
  • If you are volunteering multiple times for the same activity/location:
    • Please keep track on a log (see “Community Service Student Hours Log”)
    • The Community Service Documentation Form 2020-2021 must be used to document the hours for each organization/opportunity
  • You will need the signature and contact information for the person who is verifying your hours. This person cannot be a member of your family or household.

Questions?
Please contact Mrs. Quayle (quaylec@mapleton.us)