All students must provide 40 hours of service to their community in order to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The 40 hours cannot be earned during school hours. Volunteer work completed in the summer before grade 9 does count towards this diploma requirement. Volunteer activities must first be pre-approved by a Guidance counsellor, administrator or teacher.
There are a number of different virtual opportunities for students to earn their hours:
- ESA Ambassador (Open to senior students. Details available in the Grades 11 and 12 Guidance Google Classrooms
- ESA Peer tutor
Students submit their hours to Student Services using the Community Involvement Form which they can access virtually in their grades Guidance Google Classrooms.
SOME EXAMPLES OF LINKS TO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: