Community service is a graduation requirement at Oceana High School.
★ Community service is volunteer time intended to enhance the greater community as well as OHS students’ lives.
★ Community service gives students an opportunity to meet Oceana’s School Wide Outcome 5, “Respectful, responsible, and engaged community members.”
★ Community service gives students a chance to gain job skills, while improving problem solving and critical thinking skills (School Wide Outcome 3).
★ Community service allows students an opportunity to understand the issues in their communities and to feel connected to others. Current research finds that volunteer work promotes well-being and happiness.
★ Community service is an excellent addition for college and job applications and scholarships are available for students who earn silver cord honors
Get the latest info on opportunities from the Community Service Google Classroom: hvvro3i
★!!!BREAKING NEWS!!!★ Community Service during COVID
In recognition of the fact that COVID has had an enormous impact on students’ ability to earn community service hours, and the fact that no one anticipated COVID and therefore it was not possible to plan in advance for the reduced community service opportunities now available, we are temporarily reducing Oceana’s community service requirement as follows:
- Class of 2022: 8+8+8+8 = 32 hours
- Class of 2023: 8+8+8+18 = 42 hours
- Class of 2024: 8+8+18+25 = 59 hours
- Class of 2025: 8+18+25+25 = 76 hours
- Class of 2026: 18+25+25+25 = 93 hours
- Class of 2027: 25+25+25+25 = 100 hours
For any year where the total number of required hours less than 50, silver cords will be awarded for 500% of the total hours:
- Total required hours = 32 → silver cord = 160 hours
- Total required hours = 42 → silver cord = 210 hours
For any year where total number of required hours more than 50 hours, silver cords will be awarded for 250 hours.
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Service Resources:
Links to sites that provide information about community service opportunities.
ItsYourDistrict is a site that allows you to search for community service opportunities in San Francisco.
The Bay Area Volunteer Information Center has a "search by interest" option as well as being able to search by geographic area (Peninsula/North Bay/etc.)
San Francisco Bay Area Volunteer Information Center lists lots of volunteer opportunities.
The Volunteer Center has a list of opportunities, called the Reach Out Guide, specifically for young people. You can also search their database of volunteer opportunities using criteria like location, age, days of week, and others.