Community Service



One of our essential Life Skills and SWLO's is serving and acting in the benefit of the community. CRHS requests every student to serve his/her various communities as part of their portfolio requirement and one of several requirements to receive a "Honors" high school diploma. Students are required to complete 60 hours of community service by the end of their 2nd-3rd quarter (MAY 1ST) each year in order to receive this honor. They may serve up to 20 of their hours by helping out at officially sanctioned CRHS and/or All-Charter activities or a combination of both.

We recommend 15-20 hours of community service during freshman, sophomore, and junior year in order to complete the 60-hour goal prior to senior year. Students coming in new to CRHS will have their hours adjusted accordingly and pro-rated.
Summers are a great time to complete community service hours. Speak with your advisor about summer opportunities in your community.

What Does Not Count Toward Community Service Hours?

1. Work is done for friends or family (because it is expected that you will serve those closest to you)

2. Work was done to help a class (because that is viewed as normal school duties)

3. Work is done for pay (because that's not volunteering)

What Does Count Toward Community Service Hours?

1. Volunteering at a school-sponsored community event, examples include, but not limited to, Open House, Information Night,
Quail Hollow School (SLVUSD Home School) program events, All-Charter events, CRHS Organic Garden Project, and the Fall Creek Outdoor Amphitheater Project.

2. Arranging volunteer opportunities on your own time (such as volunteering at a food kitchen, community outreach, Monterey Bay Aquarium, or Mountain Community Resources)

3. Volunteering at any Research Center or Non-Profit organization, including unpaid internships, and/or global organizations and outreach.


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Community Service hours must be completed by May 1st

Service projects and activities are often a transforming element for the individual student as they have the potential to nurture and mold the global citizen. Service involves interaction such as the building of links with individuals or groups in the community.


The community may be the school, the local district, or it may exist on national and international levels (such as undertaking projects of assistance in a developing country).

Service activities should not only involve doing things for others but also doing things with others and developing a real commitment to them. The relationship should, therefore, show respect for the dignity and self-respect of others.

Community Service hours must be documented by completing the Community Service Agreement and Reflection Form (on the back). The Agreement must be signed by the supervisor of the activity, and the Agreement and Reflection Form must be on file with your Supervising Teacher.


New postings may be found on this webpage.

You can check your Community Service hours on Powerschool.

Community Service opportunities are posted in rooms P3, P4, and P5.

Get Ready, Get Set and Go....!


CRHS 2015-16 project. Refurbishing the Fall Creek Amphitheater

* Sign-up with the CRHS Community Service coordinator

Annual CRHS Graduation Community Service every spring.

* Sign-up with the CRHS Community Service coordinator

Mountain Community Resources

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Santa Cruz

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AmeriCorp YouthServe Santa Cruz

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YouthServe for community service opportunities in our county.

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Kay Mendoza,
Jun 30, 2015, 7:49 AM