Community Service

Summer Service Hours

Did you know that all  sophomores, juniors and seniors are NOT required to attend school on August 15 and that only freshmen come on this day? To make up for this extra day off, we ask all 10th-12th graders to complete 6 hours of community service for an organization of their choice — a great chance for them to give back to the community and use their gifts, talents and skills in service to others. These 6 hours can be performed AT ANY TIME DURING THE SUMMER as long as it is completed by September 2, Labor Day.  In order to have these hours count, please make sure it meets the following criteria: 


  • Completed during the summer--May 31 through Labor Day, September 2, 2019.

  • Entered online by September 11.


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).

  • Religious activities count with the exceptions of teaching, preaching, or participating in religious services.

Please note:

  • Any student who does not have her or his summer service submitted online by the due date will be marked unexcused for August 15.


If you do not know how to record your service hours, please go here!


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 jgogolski@uaschools.org.


RECORD YOUR SUMMER SERVICE HOURS!

If you have used x2Vol in the past, look at the “Regular User” instructions. If this is your first time, look at the “First time user” instructions.

  • You need to login to your Naviance Student Account

  • Email: use your uaschools.org email address

  • Password: use your student ID Number

  • On the “Welcome” page, scroll down and click on the bright blue box, x2Vol, under “Resources to get ready.

REGULAR USER

  • When the x2VOL Dashboard opens, look under the heading Common Tasks.

  • Click on the Add Hours tab (green rectangle) to open the My Activity Log page.

  • Click on the blue rectangle labeled “Create New.”

  • Follow the prompts in each section under Create A Personal Project.

    • Enter the email (which is preferred) / phone number of your Activity Contact Person.

    • Under “Apply Hours to Goals” click “Apply to all non-exclusive goals.” This will allow you to apply your hours to President’s Volunteer Service Award and/or Senior Service Cord, if you would like to be considered for these awards.

    • Be sure to check the box that says that you are being accurate about your submissions.

    • Be sure to hit Submit at the end.

  • If you are working toward the Senior Honor Cord or the President’s Volunteer Service Award, follow these directions. 

    • Click on “Groups/Goals Search” at the top of the Dashboard. All your hours will be applied to either/both of these awards. 

    • Click the green button “Join” if you are trying for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

    • Click the green button “Join” if you are a Senior and you plan to work toward the Senior Honor Cord. 

FIRST TIME USERS

  • You must register on the site if this is your first time in!

  • Please use your school provided email address as your email

  • Please use your student ID number as your account password.

  • Choose Interests, Career Clusters and Other Interests.

  • Feel free to use the School Address (1650 Ridgeview Road) and phone number (614-487-5200), rather than your home address and phone number.

  • No password is needed.

  • YOU MUST SELECT A MANDATORY GROUP -- your graduation year!

  • Event Registration Notification: Leave this blank, no email.

  • Be sure to check the boxes that say, “I understand that my school may have access to my community service progress,” and “I understand and accept the site policies regarding privacy and security.” 

  • Congratulations! Your x2VOL Dashboard is Activated!


SUGGESTED COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES


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 jgogolski@uaschools.org.


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 jgogolski@uaschools.org.


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