Community Service Hours

  • ***For seniors that will submit service hours for BRIGHT FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP, please be advised that the deadline is April 1, 2021

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions and other intervening factors, Broward County Public Schools has waived the 40 Service-Learning hours required for high school graduation for the 2020/2021 school year. It is important to note that this waiver is only for the minimum basic graduation requirement, the waiver does not affect service-learning hour requirements for silver cords, Bright Future Scholarships, Cambridge diplomas and other distinctions and scholarships. Additional information can be obtained from your school BRACE advisor as well as the Florida Department of Education website at www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org and clicking on the link for Bright Futures. 

    Community Service Coordinators

    Students last name A-M please call: Treshell Williams (754) 322-2317

    Students last name N-Z please call: Kristen Pietroluongo (754) 322-2318

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    Service Hours Page

    Community service has long been an important part of student life at Taravella High School. Our students have devoted hundreds of thousands of hours of their time and energy to worthwhile community projects. The School Board of Broward County has made community service (Service Learning) a requirement for graduation.

    FAQs

    Students receiving a standard diploma must complete 40 hours of approved service. Students applying for the three Florida Bright Futures Scholarships have different service hour requirements; check with Ms. Gitten, BRACE advisor, for details.  Students who complete 250 hours of approved service are eligible to wear the silver cord at graduation.

    Where can I perform my service?

    You can serve at almost any non-profit agency or organization; public parks, libraries, hospitals, schools, churches or charities are typically acceptable. A pamphlet, "The Service-Learning Graduation Requirement and the Student Volunteer Service Program," is available in the guidance office and will answer many of your questions regarding acceptable types of service. In addition, the Digital Bulletin regularly lists volunteer/service opportunities. Hundreds of service opportunities are available at Volunteer Broward's web site http://www.handsonbroward.org. It is also a good idea to review the Broward Schools student volunteer policies and guidelines which are available here: Volunteer Policies and Guidelines.

    ***Community Service Opportunities: Click HERE for more info or check below!

     

    How do I keep track of my service hours?

    You should record your service hours on a Volunteer Hours Log Sheet. Take your log sheet with you every time you earn service hours; record the date, time and activity and have your agency supervisor/contact person sign it. When your record totals 40 hours you have satisfied the graduation requirement. You will also use the Volunteer Hours Log Sheet for any hours beyond the first 40. When you submit service hours as a volunteer, you must also present your signed copy of your application/approval form. Application/approval forms are not required for school-sponsored activities.

    Be advised that all hours MUST be approved prior to completion to ensure that the hours are acceptable. This log must be used for service hours as certificates or letters or an addition and do not replace the need for the log.

    Submitting Approval or Log

    Please email to Treshell.williams@browardschools.com or Kristen.pietroluongo@browardschools.com

    Below please find those forms along with service hour log.

    Student Volunteer Service and Approval Application Form

    Student Volunteer Log Sheet

    Student Service Learning Program Brochure

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact either of the two coordinators above.