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Community Service

Community Service is a graduation requirement for all SVHS students.

Community Service Agreement

The minimum commitment is 60 hours over four years for an average of 15 hours per year. Students who have not been at SVHS for the full four years need only to complete community service hours for the years they have attended SVHS. Community Service hours must be completed by May 1st of the Senior year.


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 in the Office of the Registrar.


Note:  Some service programs require training prior to being able to enter into service.  Training hours will not be applied to the Community Service graduation requirement.


Current Community Service Opportunities

♦ Gabriella's Snow Day needs help with many activities such as ticket sales, raffle tickets, monitor snow play, monitor games, work at the bounce house, monitor crafts using nails, hammers & glue, help kids decorate cookies, paint faces and clean-up. Event is Saturday,12/1              12:00 - 4:00. Contact Michelle Stewart to sign up.

 Shoreline Middle School needs help with their book fair. Your duties would be to set up tables, move boxes, display books by category, and place signs around.  Event is Fri 12/7 10-3:30 although you do not need to be their for that time commitment entirety.  Sat 12/8 3:00-6:00 help is needed with putting the books away and taking down tables and signs. Contact Sheryl Andersen if you can help at 345-0348 with phone or text or email

♦  BINGO needs students to help with set-up! Every Thursday 2:00 - 5:00 at The Portuguese Hall in Santa Cruz. Right near Costco and the baseball fields. Contact Nancy Franich to sign up.

♦  Vine Hill School needs your help!  1) Every Thursday from 3:00ish until 4:30 they offer After School Homework Club. They would like some high schoolers to come and help their students with homework. 2) Their Life Lab needs some help in the gardens with mulch and weeding. 3-8 helpers needed. Please contact Maria Gauthier at 438-1090 or

Scotts Valley Water District is seeking help to organize documents, scan, shred, file, general office work

Contact Donna Paul 600-1919 or

SVHS Campus Beautification Seeking help for litter pick-up, light weeding. pruning, etc

Contact Mr. Hanson at 439-9555 x101 or

♦ Beach Beautification Third Saturday of every month

Contact 462-5660 or

 Dominican Hospital Gift shop, nursing units, general office work, etc

Contact 462-7740

♦ Animal Service Authority Dog walking, kennel cleaning, playing with small caged animals, office support

Contact 454-7200

Beach Flats Food Pantry Work with Valley Vineyard Church to bag groceries for distribution in the Beach Flats Community

Contact 438-3456

Save Our Shores Beach clean-up

Contact 462-5660

♦ Second Harvest Food Bank Help organize organize and hand out supplies

Contact 706-6113

♦ Brook Knoll Elementary School Various school projects, volunteering in classrooms as teacher aids, etc. Project specific, not to exceed 15 hours

Contact Josh Wahl, Principal 423-2454

 Vine Hill Elementary School Various school projects, volunteering in classrooms as teacher aids, etc. Project specific, not to exceed 15 hours

Contact Julie Ebert, Principal 438-4087

♦ Scotts Valley Middle School Various school projects, volunteering in classrooms as teacher aids, etc. Project specific, not to exceed 15 hours

Contact Mary Lonhart, Principal 438-0610


Did you know?

►  You can check your Community Service hours using the report card feature of Illuminate.


► Pre-approved service opportunities may be found on the link to the right.


►  Community Service opportunities are posted in SVHS College & Career Center.


►  See YouthServe for community service opportunities in our county.


►  The annual SVHS Community Service Fair is held on campus every September.


►  New postings may be found on this website.


Community Service Coordinator

David Crawford


Community Service Opportunities

Amy Paul

Community Service Policy

To read more on community service policy

Community Service OPPORTUNITIES

We have a calendar including information on community service opportunities, colleges visiting SVHS & college preview days.

pre-approved Community Service

For a list of Pre-Approved Community Service