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Community Service Hours

*New – The Student Volunteer Service Form is Required for all Bright Futures Service Hours completed on August 16, 2021 or after*

Due to changes in state statute, students must now submit a volunteer service plan for their Bright Futures Community Service Hours to be approved. This plan will be required for any Bright Futures Community Service Hours completed on or after August 16, 2021.

St. Johns County School District students will fulfill this requirement by completing the last page of the Bright Futures Community Service Form-Volunteer Service Plan and submitting it to their school counselor or school community service hours designee.
This form is also required for any club or school activities for which the student is submitting hours.

For students submitting hours from a non-profit organization outside of the school, students should provide a letter on the non-profit organization’s letterhead which details the student’s service hours, activities, dates and supervisor signature. Turn in this letter with the volunteer service plan attached.

For students submitting hours from a school related volunteer activity, students should complete the PVHS service hours form and turn it in with the volunteer service plan attached.

Students not completing the Volunteer Service Plan or completing activities that are not in accordance with St. Johns County Service Hours Guidelines, per the St. Johns County School District Bright Futures Community Service Hours Form (linked above), will not have those hours added to their transcript for the Bright Futures Scholarship, but students can add those hours to their resume for college/job/internship applications or other scholarships.

If the student is unsure whether the service activity meets St. Johns County School District requirements, the student should check with their school counselor or school community service hours designee before completing the hours.

What qualifies as Community Service?

The following guidelines can help you determine what counts for community service:

  • Service to a government agency
  • Service to a not-for-profit local, national or international organization
  • Service to a school or school organization
  • Service to a religious organization

Some ideas for community service include: Homeless Shelters, Food Banks, Beaches Cleanup, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House. For other volunteer ideas click here.

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