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Community Service Guidelines
[17 October 2019]

Community Service
Each student must complete 100 community service hours in order to receive a high school diploma from DCPS.

DCPS Community Service Guidelines FAQ
The DC Public Schools "Community Service Guidelines FAQ," released in October 2019, is available at the bottom of this page.

Updated Community Service Form for School Year 2019-20
DCPS has updated the Community Service Form for school year 2019-20. The new two-page form is available for download at the bottom of this page. Students can turn in completed forms to Ms. Morataya in the College and Career Center. Community service must be performed at a nonprofit organization, and the tax ID must be included on the form; forms that do not meet this criteria will not be accepted.

Where will you volunteer?  
Many young people enjoy volunteering at places where they have already received services.  For example, a young person might coach a youth basketball team that they participated on in elementary school.  If a student is particularly interested in an issue they can pursue volunteering in that area.  For example, an environmentalist might volunteer with the Anacostia Watershed Society doing cleanup work.  Some young people have very personal causes such as a diabetic who was a volunteer spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  Some places to get ideas and contacts include:

www.serve.dc.gov
www.greaterdccares.org
www.handsondc.org
www.volunteermatch.org
www.servenet.org
www.washingtondc.onebrick.org