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    Default Community service hours for highschool students

    I was wondering if anyone else had a teenager who was having trouble finding a placement for community service hours for their diploma. We found last year, in grade 9, that we received no information from the school at all other than the fact that my DS can't graduate without them. Does anyone out there know what sorts of placements count towards this sort of thing? I'm mostly just annoyed that we were given so little direction for something that is considered a mandatory requirement. :?

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    The first thing you must do is find out the things your child likes to do. Like work with animals or kids.... Then contact places like animal shelters and vet offices or call the hospitals and ask for the volenteer department.

    They all always looking for help.

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    pet paradise on adelaide has a sign on the door about doing hours there.

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    Merrymount and the early years centers both take volunteers but they have to be 16, if they have a younger sibling see if they can volunteer in the school the younger one attends.

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    I had to do the community service, so i did 10 hours at my old elemantry school and the other 30 at the children's museum.



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    Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are always looking for Jr Leaders to volunteer. Back when I was a guide leader, I had a high school student come and help out at meetings as a Jr Leader to count towards her community service hours

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    My oldest did his hours with the city's pre-school daycamps when they did 'off site' trips to bring the ratio down. I believe it was 2 kids to 1 adult most times.

    Middle son has earned hours volunteering with his Venturer (scouting) group and also at our church working with the worship team doing set-up for youth nights.

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    To be honest, you probably won't get much information about the hours. Or where the child(ren) should go to get them done. At least when I went to HS, all we knew was they had to be done, or else. And you can get the paper for the office admin where you did the hours to sign from your school office.

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    I remember seeing information on this at the school board's website. Also check the guidance counseller office - I've heard they have information there. Other than that I think you're on your own. And it's easier than it seems. A LOT of things can be considered community hours. Even helping at the local arena during hockey tournaments! I can fill out the form for stuffing the bags for the Sales!

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    Thanks for the help everyone! I think I'm going to have to embarass my son and go get the paperwork from the office myself. Papers tend to go missing when he even remembers to get them. I don't think working with younger children is going to be his thing though. He babysits his three younger sisters..... a lot! I wouldn't want to drive him completely mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brekke
    . He babysits his three younger sisters..... a lot! I wouldn't want to drive him completely mad.
    I found out today that my babysitter can use her hours with me for her hours at school. ask the school to find out if it counts even though its family

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingpretty
    Quote Originally Posted by Brekke
    . He babysits his three younger sisters..... a lot! I wouldn't want to drive him completely mad.
    I found out today that my babysitter can use her hours with me for her hours at school. ask the school to find out if it counts even though its family
    I don't know about it being family, but pretty much any service that you do for someone else that you don't get paid for (cutting lawns, babysitting, etc.) is all counted.
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    Here are some things both my kids have done...
    son: cutting neighbours grass... clearing snow.... doing power point at church.... helping out at elementary school with play day events and track events... he is only in grade 11 and has logged over 80 hours

    daughter: church nursery work.... helping in class room at elementary school.... helping at library... she also have logged over 80 hours and she is going into grade 10 only.

    The more volunteer hours logged the better for some university applications.
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    I was just reading through the 'Spectrum' and on pg 46 under the heading "Teen Career Connections", they have a program for gaining some volunteer hours. This might be just what your son could use.

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    have you tried the hospital in the pediatric clinics or the London Helath Sciences Foundation? Right now they have the Millionaire lottery and use student volunteers to be at the house.

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