Community Service Hours
Any students that completed community involvement hours before September 1 that aligned with these previous accommodations should have them counted.
In general, activities associated with non-profit, community-based agencies that occur outside of the regular school day are eligible. Activities that would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace are ineligible. If you are not sure, talk to your guidance counselor BEFORE starting the activity.
Some organizations will provide a form letter on completion of hours, however, any document that includes the following is acceptable:
total number of hours
name of the organization
It is recommended that students intending to enter the IB Diploma Program in Grade 11 complete all 40 of their Community Service Hours by the end of Grade 10. This is because IB students are required to complete 150 CAS hours which is in addition to the 40 Community Service Hours required for the OSSD. Information about the CAS requirement is available here.
Students looking for volunteer opportunities can consult