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    Welcome to the Service Learning Graduation Requirement

    The School Board of Broward County, Florida has incorporated Service Learning and volunteer service into the high school graduation requirements. Any student who wishes to earn a standard diploma must meet the graduation requirement of forty (40) documented hours in the Student Volunteer Service Program.

    The links provided below will allow access to the rules governing exactly what will be accepted as service learning/volunteer service hours and what won't, the log sheets necessary to document hours and the Service Application and Approval Form (used when a student is not performing a service as part of a school sponsored organization). 

    Purpose

    The purpose of the Service Learning Graduation Requirement and the Student Volunteer Service Program is to acquaint high school students with the need to become participating agents of change by providing service to both their school and community.

    Service Learning is defined as:  An educational method which allows students to learn skills of civil participation and develops an ethic of service and civic responsibility through active participation in service that is conducted in and meets the needs of the community.

    Students can provide service in the community on a voluntary basis to public, nonprofit agencies, civic, charitable and governmental organizations and school campus.

    Community Service Application and Approval Forms

    Students should see Student Volunteer Service Program Coordinator for the appropriate service hour forms. 

    Students should not just go to a site and work for hours. The service site or organization must be approved and specific paperwork must be submitted.  Not all projects undertaken by school clubs and organizations count for service hours and could be rejected.

    It is recommended that students speak with the program coordinator for approval of community sites/organization and service hour forms BEFORE completing the hours.

    LINKS TO FORMS

    Program overview

    Service Hours Approval Form (must be submitted and approved before hours are earned)

    Service Hour Log sheet

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Visit the links below for some service opportunities:

    Volunteer opportunities in Broward County

    Become an Animal Care Volunteer