Community Service Events
Status of Community Service Opportunities & the Requirement
The Shoreline School Board rescinded the graduation requirement for 40 hours of community service for the Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 due to the pandemic.
The District will review the requirement for other classes during the 2022-2023 school year, and anticipates making an announcement in April of 2023. If students have time and feel safe, we encourage you to find opportunities to gain experience and be engaged with your community.
For details on the requirement and policies regarding what does and does not count, see Community Service Requirement.
Note that summer service hours do NOT count for incoming 9th graders, though they do count for already-enrolled students entering grades 10-12. 9th graders may start accruing hours when the school year starts.
General Community Service Instructions
- Identify an event that will work for you.
- Sign up via the email address or link in the entry.
- Download a community service form from this page.
- Fill the form out completely & have your supervisor sign it. If it is difficult to get an actual signature, attach a screenshot of an email from the supervisor or a log of your hours from the nonprofit agency, or some other evidence showing verification.
- Turn the form in promptly after your service via your Class of 202x course in Canvas. IMPORTANT: please add a comment on your upload with: number of hours, agency served with, date of service. It might be 3 hours YMCA 6/19/21 or 11 hours Shoreline Farmers' Market 6/10-7/12/21.
Please do not email your forms or turn them in on paper; they will not be logged.
While we have established relationships with most of these community organizations, feel free to ask questions about the situations, and do not do anything you are not comfortable with.
Upcoming Events or Ongoing Efforts that Need Volunteers
Spring 2023 Service Events
Serve with Shoreline Farmers Market Saturdays
Sign up to help at our amazing local farmers' market!
Helping Hands at Briarcrest Elementary Saturdays 6/3, 6/10. 6/17
Help teachers pack up their classrooms for a move!
Parkwood Family Dance 6/9
Dress like you are going on a tropical cruise and help out at this fun family event!
Childcare at Syre Elementary 6/14
Get service hours for playing with kids!
Elementary Summer School Volunteering July 11 - August 3
Gain experience working with kids in literacy classes and games.
Ongoing Community Service Efforts
Event Assistance at Dunn Gardens
Dunn Gardens in northwest Seattle puts on various events throughout the year and would love to have high school students as reliable volunteers.
ShoreLake Arts Volunteering for Events & Ongoing
Interested in the arts &/or care about our community? Volunteer to help! There are events & programs almost year-round.
Friendship Adventures Seeks Volunteers
Friendship Adventures enriches the lives of developmentally disabled adults. They are looking for volunteer partygoers, so you will get service hours for being social!
ShoreLake Arts various volunteer roles
If you love the arts and want to participate with this great local organization, get involved!
Help Feed the Community with North Helpline
Opportunities during breaks, Thursday PM, or Saturday AM & PM.
Eagle's Nest Homework Help @ Echo Lake Tue & Thurs
Tutor for a few weeks or the entire school year! Complete the background check form and sign up with Mr. Rand to get started. Eagles' Nest begins 11/8/2022.
Tutor Elementary Students After School --more tutors needed!!!
Many of our students have volunteered with Canopy. Bilingual students are always in demand!
Park Restoration & Work Parties with Green Shoreline
Help out in local parks: Richmond Beach, Twin Ponds, Darnell, and others. Events in Shoreline pretty much every weekend!
Forest Restoration at North City Park
Work outside on Wednesday afternoons or Saturday mornings.
Help gather, pack, and distribute period products with T2P2
T2P2 provides period products to menstruators in need. They could use assistance with a variety of tasks & events.
Edmonds Food Bank Ongoing Need
Help families in the area by serving with the Edmonds Food Bank.
Refugee Artisan Initiative --various tasks & times
Assist an organization that helps refugees work and create.
Find Volunteering Through United Way
List includes some virtual and some in-person options.
Look Up Your Hours
To see your hour total, go to your Canvas Class of 202x course, and look in Assignments for Community Service Form Upload. Your point total is your # of hours. We no longer keep records of hours in Skyward.
Community Service Forms and Links
Current Community Service Form
Use this form to record your service:
• obtain parent permission and supervisor verification
• record each day you serve with that organization and use a new form for a different organization
• soon after your service--DO NOT save up your forms!--submit via your Canvas Class of 202x course under the Community Service Form Upload assignment
Forms will be processed about every two weeks during the school year.
Academic Eligibility for Extended Community Service
Students applying for extended service opportunities during the school year like counseling at an elementary school camp must meet Shorewood Academic Eligibility Requirements.
Volunteer Background Check Form
Submit this online form to volunteer in Shoreline School District elementary and middle schools. After submitting your application, allow 2-3 weeks for processing. To verify your status after the processing period has elapsed, please check in with the Office Manager at the school/s you listed in the application.
Seeking High School Volunteers for Your Event?
If you are a nonprofit organization seeking volunteers, please read the guidelines and procedures for having your event listed. We look forward to partnering with you.