Community Involvement Hours

40 Hours of Community involvement

The community involvement requirement is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop awareness and understanding about civic responsibility. They can actively participate in supporting and strengthening their communities. It also provides the opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and possible career opportunities.

Students can start accumulating hours in the summer before entering Grade 9.

Tips for students looking for volunteer opportunities:

  • Check the bulletin board outside the Guidance Office (front foyer) for current opportunities that staff have been made aware of

  • Check the list found below of current opportunities the Guidance Office is aware of

  • Visit the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network to find opportunities through a centre in your community.

  • In Halton, visit Volunteer Halton for local availabilities

  • Get involved in “Change The World”, open to students aged 14-18, during April and May of each year.

  • Make sure you know which activities qualify for the community involvement requirement. Students under eighteen years old can consult with their parents to plan and select their community involvement activities, according to ministry guidelines

Community Hours Record Sheet

Here is the Community Service Hours Record sheet that needs to be filled in for each opportunity you document.

Submit Community Service Hours

The Guidance Office will be accepting documentation for Community Service Hours digitally.

Please complete this form for EACH DOCUMENT you have. Only submit NEW Community Service Hours evidence that you haven't previously submitted to the Guidance Office.


Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours at the discretion of the principal. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement are required to complete a brief reflection answering the question using the Google Form below:

All You Need to Know About Community Involvement

This is a live stream of the Getting Ready for Experiential Learning: After-School Series at the Halton District School Board

Volunteer Opportunities

The following list are current volunteer opportunities that the GDHS Guidance Department is currently aware of

GDHS Community Service Hours Opportunities