Volunteering

St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School

Golden Touch is a community volunteer program developed at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall for our students which will help them meet the minimum 40 hours of community service required for a high school diploma.

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The complete documentation can be found here.

  • Approved Activities is a list of the places and types of activities that students are allowed to preform for their community service. Please follow the following link for the complete list.
  • There are also restrictions on the community service program. For the list of these restrictions follow this link.
  • The following links are the forms we use to submit collected and documented hours:
    1. Completed service form
    2. Planned service form

 

More information

The Golden Touch Program is the response of St. Joseph-Scollard Hall to the 40 hours of community involvement. Golden Touch is a community volunteer program developed at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall for our students which will help them meet the minimum 40 hours of community service required for a high school diploma. This program in our school is designed to reflect gospel values according to the traditions and teachings of our Catholic church and to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play in supporting and strengthening their communities. This requirement will benefit communities, but its primary purpose is to contribute to students' development. It will provide opportunities for students to learn about the contributions they can make to the community.

Students, in collaboration with their parents, will decide how they will complete the community involvement requirement. They may use their annual education plan to identify possible activities they might undertake.

Community involvement activities may take place in a variety of settings, including businesses, not-for-profit organizations, public sector institutions (including hospitals), and informal settings. Students may not fulfill the requirement through activities that are:

  • counted towards a credit (co-operative education and work experience, for example)
  • through paid work or by assuming duties normally performed by a paid employee

The requirement is to be completed outside students' normal instructional hours. This means that activities are to take place in students' designated lunch hours, after school, on weekends, or during school holidays.

Students will maintain and provide a record of their community involvement activities. Completion of the required 40 hours must be confirmed by the organizations or persons supervising the activities. Documentation for each activity must include:

  • the name of the person or organization receiving the service
  • the activity performed
  • the dates and hours
  • the signatures of the student and his or her parents
  • a signed acknowledgment by the person (or a representative of the organization involved)