Community Service

Summer Service Hours

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the end of the school year, high school students will not be required to complete summer service hours for the 2021-22 school year. However, we have relaxed the rules that govern service-learning, so if you are working toward the President’s Volunteer Service Award or the Senior Service Honor Cord, you should still endeavor to engage in community service and record your hours! 


All volunteer activities are subject to the UA Rules for Community Service:

  • Completed without pay.

  • Completed for someone other than a family member.

  • Completed for the school, a service agency, or individuals who are incapacitated.

  • Youth in the Booth does not count as community service, unless you have donated your pay and can produce a receipt.

  • All political activities must be non-partisan (i.e., working for the League of Women Voters or Get Out the Vote, not working for a specific campaign for a candidate).

  • Extended service trips/camps can receive a maximum of 18 hours per day. This includes 6th grade camp (maximum of 48 hours for 6th grade camp).


In light of social distancing requirements, here are some additional ideas for activities that will qualify during this time: 

  • Assisting neighbors with childcare, grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions

  • Online/virtual tutoring 

  • Making face masks for your neighbors


Ideas for virtual service:   


If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Gogolski, Career Development/Service-learning Coordinator, at [email protected]



Recording Service Hours


If you need help recording your service hours, click here for instructions to post your hours in x2Vol


If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Gogolski, Career Development/Service-learning Coordinator, at [email protected]



Suggested Resources


If you need some ideas about who to help and where to serve, check out the section called “Opportunities” in x2VOL. Don’t see anything that interests you? You can also go to Hands On Central Ohio and use their search to find other volunteer opportunities in areas like homelessness, hunger, tutoring and animal welfare to name a few. Another great website to find service opportunities is JustServe.org where it is easy to find locations within 5 miles of Upper Arlington. 


If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Gogolski, Career Development/Service-learning Coordinator, at [email protected]


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