Did you know you must complete 40 hours of volunteer work to graduate?
All students must complete 40 hours of community involvement to graduate with a diploma. You can start accumulating hours in the summer before grade 9. Try to complete your 40 hours by the end of grade 10.
Think of voluntering as an opportunity to learn more about yourself and possible career opportunities. Gain self-confidence and work experience that will help you get jobs in the future.
Ministry guidelines have established eligible and ineligible activities for the community involvement requirement. Students and parents must follow these guidelines.
Here are some great places to start looking for volunteer opportunities:
- Contact Volunteering Peel, a student-run organization that works with community groups and event organizers to provide volunteers where needed.
- Contact Volunteer MBC, a volunteer centre that promotes volunteering within Peel region and offers a volunteer referral service for all ages.
Phone: 905-238-2622 or visit www.volunteermbc.org.
Are you a community organization looking for student volunteers? Take a look at our fact sheet, fill out a volunteer form and email it to us.
Volunteer activity record form